Tag: Brandin Byrd

Happy 24th Brandin Byrd

Twitter told me it’s @BByrdUNT ‘s birthday today. So happy birthday to a UNT great. Here are some highlights courtesy of MGSports’s youtube channel.

North Texas 36 – UNLV 14: Heart of Dallas Bowl Champs

I walked up the steps of the Cotton Bowl and before me was a sea of Green and White. It was damn near the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. Enthusiasm needs fuel. Wins are fuel. The aura from the glory years in the early 2000s was dimming as the years passed on. Apogee’s shine…

North Texas 28 Rice 16 — BOWL ELIGIBILITY!

pic via @Christin_Nicole My favorite statistic is this one: North Texas has only allowed one touchdown in the second half in the last five games. That includes tonight’s game. Rice scored their last touchdown (and point) with nine minutes remaining in the second quarter to take a 16-7 lead. Tonight was epic. It was amazing.…

North Texas 34 MTSU 7 — 10.12.13

The run game was awesome. Three hundred yards after putting up two games in a row that made everyone freak out about it. I know I was freaking out. You had every right to be if you were, also. Thirty-four yards vs Tulane and seven against Georgia? This game against the Blue Raiders says something…

North Texas 21 Tulane 24 – 10.5.13

Today’s game was brought to me by Fox College Sports, one of the few I have that is in standard definition. It was great to see North Texas play on a screen bigger than my iPad but it was in standard definition. I mean come on. Okay. /First World Problems. North Texas dropped a incredibly…

UGA 45 North Texas 21 — 9.21.13

I watched the game at Freddie’s in Austin, Texas. I had a wedding to kind-of-crash and friends to see. So I skipped the watching party in San Antonio and made my way up. While only one of the bunch I was there to see had any connection to UGA, they all were from Ess Eee…

Ball State Film Room

The defense had a solid game, but it was far from perfect. There were some things that Ball State did that played right into our hands, and helped us along. I say that not entirely sure if it was just great scouting by Skladany and company knowing Ball State’s tendencies, or if Ball State underestimated…

North Texas 34 Ball State 27 — 9.14.13

A few things stand out from that epic comeback against formerly 2-0 Ball State. Some of those things are Derek Thompson running for the go-ahead TD, Laramie Lee putting the hurt on everyone on the Cardinals WR corps, and the 92 freaking plays we ran. The latter was indicative of our newly effective offense. UNT…

2013 Season Preview

It is game week. The first of the season and the first of year three of the Danny Mac Era. Spare me your talk of hot seats and deadlines. Todd Dodge left terrible program and Dan McCarney not only had the same obstacles that every other NT coach has had — subpar facilities, subpar stadium,…