Tag: Air Raid

MGN Film Room: Mason Fine to Jaelon Darden

Mason Fine did not throw for 400 yards against Arkansas, nor did he complete 70% passing but he did have a nice passing game. One of the key questions coming into this season was whether or not the offensive line could keep Fine upright. At the end of last season, Fine was sacked 19 times… Read more »

2018 Mason Fine Pass Record Watch

Mason Fine jumped out to an incredible start to his junior season. When NT hired an Air Raid coach to run things, we knew that the passing records would be challenged quickly. North Texas never has had a truly prolific passing legacy outside of the Mitch Maher years and so it was low-hanging fruit. Let… Read more »

Mason Fine Stat Watch: Bowl Edition

It is update time: Mason Fine is now the single-season pass leader in NT history. This was accomplished a few weeks back — vs Army — but now that we have a breath before the Bowl game tomorrow we can discuss what it all means. The original post highlighting the fact that ol’ Mase was… Read more »

Mason Fine: Improvement from Year 1 to Year 2

True Freshman, Detective. North Texas quarterback Mason Fine was both hyped and rebuked throughout his true freshman campaign. His first year was filled with memorable moments of moxie, playmaking, and Fine-dozing – including an 80-yard touchdown run to start the second half against UTSA. That same game was filled with forgettable freshman moments – including… Read more »

Room for Improvement?

After coming off the high of North Texas’ 43-28 victory, let’s take a step back and critically review some aspects of the game. No fluff, just my notes. Positives During the first three non-conference games, North Texas converted 28% offensive third downs. That’s not good. Over these last two conference games, North Texas has converted… Read more »

Mason Fine and The NT Record Book

The 2016 season was nothing like the offense that we had been promised, but 2017 is shaping up to be that and maybe a bit more. North Texas leads the conference in a handful of categories — scoring (37.8), total offense (503.5), yards per play (7.27), long scrimmage plays (72 10+yard plays) — and Mason… Read more »

Offensive Improvement In SL Y2

NT is about a third of the way through the season and so it is a good time to get a feel for how this team will project the rest of the way. NT opened with a good mix of non-conference foes — an FCS, a Power 5, and a fellow G5 member on the… Read more »

Worn Down: Iowa 31 North Texas 14

North Texas opened as 24-point underdogs to Iowa and after seeing the SMU backup QB toss a 47-yard TD late Safeway Bowl blowout it was hard to muster up hope. Two seasons ago Iowa destroyed NT’s defensive line on the way to a 62-16 win wherein NT was embarrassed and embarrassing. After this 31-14 defeat,… Read more »

MGN Film Room: SMU

North Texas takes on Iowa in Iowa City this afternoon. After a week where NT helped elevate Courtland Sutton into Hype Mode, the excitement is waning in the Nation. There were real and true good things in the loss. To better gather the crowd and offer some gritos of encouragement on this 16th, let us… Read more »