North Texas will take on a very good Troy team in a matchup of good offense vs good defense.
We will not quite learn if the CUSA is better than the Sun Belt but it will be a compelling data point.
North Texas finished (a clear) second to Florida Atlantic in the league but won 9 games en route to sweeping the West of the league.
Troy won a share of the league yet again.
Fans of both sides were disappointed with the matchup, feeling the opponent was not worthy of the season.
Neither side is disappointed with the destination — the city of New Orleans is great — nor the venue. While the Superdome is not as shiny as say, Cowboys stadium, it has played host to classic games and huge stars.
The look on the player’s faces as they took in the venue were telling: this is special.