Category: Football Recaps

North Texas Edges UTSA 24-21, Wins 9th Game of 2018

That should have been a blowout. It was a win. Everyone will take the win. North Texas is 9-3 and that means back-to-back 9-win seasons for the first time since 1978 and NT is near 10-wins for the first time in their FBS history. Beating UTSA has always been an exercise in drama, as we…

Gutsy Revenge Win: North Texas 41 FAU 38

There is always something to play for. North Texas and Florida Atlantic met up for the first time since last December when FAU completed the two-game sweep that saw Lane Kiffin’s Owls put up 1436 yards and 110 points. At the very least there was revenge to be had. North Texas jumped out to a…

Struggle Win: North Texas 27 UTEP 24

The North Texas Mean Green went to UTEP and struggled with the Miners. This has been a theme for some time. NT lost the last two in El Paso coming into today, including that awful 52-24 defeat in 2016 that served as the Miners’ most recent win. Senior Ryan Metz started in place of redshirt…

Business Trip: North Texas 47 Liberty 7

North Texas went to Lynchburg, VA and took care of business. Not all handling of business is beautiful or perfect. North Texas had to find a way to dominate without a crisp passing game and they did so. Loren Easly had 177 yards and is the clear number one back after four weeks. The Mean…

That’ll Do Pig: North Texas 44 Arkansas 17

Ladies and gentleman your North Texas Mean Green are 3-0 and just beat an SEC squad on the road. There is precious little to point at and be angry about, but we’ll do our best. For the time being, we can celebrate. If you remember the last time NT played Arkansas and lost 66-7 —…

Light Work: North Texas 58 – Incarnate Word 16

North Texas beat Incarnate Word 58-16 on Saturday Night in front of a paltry crowd that mostly was concerned with staying warm and dry. There is some kind of lesson there about remembering that what happened last week was no accomplishment worth dwelling on. SMU has proved to be a bad team, and in front…

Safeway Bowl Champs: North Texas 46 SMU 23

SMU had a nice hold on the recent series — winning three straight — and there was an ugly feeling among the North Texas faithful. The question of the nature of this ‘rivalry’ is up in the air — no one is getting fired over losing this game, not really. Still, it was not nice…

2017 New Orleans Bowl: Troy 50 North Texas 30

Let us get some instant reaction: You can get the first and second half reactions here. The Game It is important to remember that NT had crawled back in this game before completely falling apart in the second. The Troy defense was vulnerable in spots but came up big when it counted — that is…

Piece of Rice Cake: NT 30 Rice 14

North Texas has yet to play a perfect game this season, but this team has not needed perfect games to pile up wins. Rice was picked by seemingly every national personality to pull the upset because North Texas ‘had nothing to play for.’ After Mason Fine threw a pick six early, it sure looked like…