Tag: defense

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 »

The Defense Under Troy Reffett

If you have followed NT football this season, you know that Mike Ekeler was important, but the defense was Troy Reffett’s scheme … sort of. From the preview: Mike Ekeler and Troy Reffett are bringing a more attacking, flexible, and unpredictable defense. It is the perfect defense to pair with an attacking, up-tempo offense. The… Read more »