Tag: defense

North Texas Recruiting: Ideal Profiles

Signing Day is around the corner and per a request from friend-of-the blog, here is what North Texas is looking for. This is a compilation of some of the things written on this site and in the season preview e-book. We are not in the huddle or the game-planning sessions but after three years of… Read more »

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… Read more »

Nate Brooks Named 2018 Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist

Nate Brooks, once maligned corner back, is officially back. He was named a semifinalist for one of the more prestigious awards in the game: the Jim Thorpe Award. The award fills the trophy cases of such luminaries as Hall-of-Famers Charles Woodson, Deion Sanders, and NFLers such as Terrell Buckley, Terrence Newman, Aaron Ross, Michael Huff… Read more »

Mile Marker: North Texas Entering Conference Play

We are four games into the season, with the non-conference slate behind us, and it is time to take stock of things. The most important metric is the W/L column. Your Mean Green Fightin’ Eagles of North Texas are 4-0. Surprisingly, the defense has been the story of the season. That is not to say… Read more »

HALF: North Texas 34 Arkansas 10

Yes, ladies and gentleman, your North Texas Mean Green Fightin’ Eagles of Denton, Denton County, Texas, United States are beating the brakes off of the Arkansas Razorbacks. The early story is the defense, which boasts three interceptions — two by Nate Brooks — and is harassing the Razorbacks into mistakes.

North Texas Rush Defense

Editor’s Note: This was written prior to the UTEP game and the laziness on the part of the editor means that this is late. Earlier in the season, we wrote about the North Texas defense and their early downs success. That was unfortunately written prior to the evisceration by FAU. No matter. Against the conference,… Read more »

One More FAU Thought

We have to close the book on the last game. It will be useful to look back when and if the time comes where FAU is the opponent. Until then there is much to play for and little to learn from continually picking at the scab. Still, lots of questions were asked, fireings were suggested,… Read more »

Eastbound (& Downs Success)

The emotions have settled (a little) after a thrilling victory over UTSA which put North Texas at 3-0 in conference play. While North Texas was able to go up early in that game, they struggled to move the ball on offense, as UTSA controlled the ball for the next two quarters. To close the game,… Read more »

2017 Season: UAB Week

Let us be clear about how much we do not know about UAB: they could come into Denton and do damage. North Texas is favored by ~10 depending on the time you choose to place your bet and with whom. Four of the five advanced numbers have NT above UAB but they all have NT… 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 »