Mean Green Nation Game Week: Rice

Good Morning Everyone!

North Texas will try to rebound from the SMU loss as they take on the Rice Owls this Saturday. Its the first home game and even though last week didnt look good there is still hope.

  • Reason 1 for Hope – Its a home game!
  • Reason 2 for Hope – North Texas won the last time they were home underdogs.
  • Reason 3 for Hope – I saw a lot of missed opportunities on film. If UNT can correct those mental mistakes they could surprise Rice.
  • Reason 4 for Hope – Rice has to come into Apogee and face a pissed off North Texas team. A team that is having a lot of hate spewed their way. Right now North Texas is a wounded animal and that makes them a very dangerous team.
  • Reason 5 for Hope – Magical things happen at Apogee!

We will continue to update this post as the week goes on with more news items, predictions, and links to our own posts!


Mean Green Nation

  • MGN Podcast 48: Game day – Join us live Saturday morning (around 9-10am) as we provide y’all with Mean Green talk before the big game. Think of this as a little college gameday show, just for North Texas fans. We will be doing our podcast from that Tailgate area (Red/Blue lot) for those of you that want to stop by and join in on the fun.

Game Information

Time: September 19, 2015 1:30 pm CT

Location: Apogee Stadium, Denton TX

Line: Rice -8.5

TV: Fox College Sports

Radio: KHYI 95.3 FM KNTU 88.1 FM KGAF 1580 AM

Weather: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

 


The Matchup

North Texas Season Record: 0-1

Rice Season Record: 1-1

Series Record: Rice leads 3-2

Last 5 Matchups:


Team Information

Rice

North Texas


News Ticker

Rice looking for bounce-back win against North Texas this week

UNT press conference notes (video to come)

Football: McCarney says execution plagued offense against SMU

David Bailiff Press Conference Quotes

Five things UNT fans should know about Rice

Take the Game Day Shuttle to the Game

Sam Stewart diving vs. Driphus Jackson tucking the ball and running

Is there something to the Apogee edge? We could find out

UNT still on quest for offensive balance

Everything you need to know about UNT-Rice: Predictions, analysis, TV listings and more

Rice football: A look at North Texas

Predictions

Sports Chat Place: Rice

TEAMRANKINGS: Rice 33 – North Texas 25

numberFire: Rice 32 – North Texas 24

Bret Vito – North Texas 23 – Rice 21

Dallas Morning New Picks: Everybody but Vito has Rice

Bleacher Report: Rice 31 – North Texas 20