Tag: derek akunne

THE BREAKDOWN: Rice Owls

North Texas Mean Green vs.  Rice Owls Time: 11:00 pm CT Location: Rice Stadium Houston, TX Line: Rice -14 TV: Fox Sports Southwest Weather: Sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.         Game Notes North Texas Rice CUSA Match-ups          Five Factors     Rice… Read more »

THE BREAKDOWN

North Texas Mean Green vs. SMU Mustangs   Date: September 6th, 2014 Time: 11:00 am CT Location: Denton, TX Line: UNT -2.5 TV: Fox Sports Southwest Weather: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.   Game Notes North Texas SMU  … Read more »

Captains For 2014 Named

Mason Y’Barbo instagrammed the above. Your captains for this season: Y’Barbo, Kenny Buyers, Derek Akunne, Cyril Lemon. Solid choices across the board. The surprise? KB being named a captain in his junior year after being a walk on. Walk-on to starter to cap’n. Impressive, most impressive. These are the guys that will be leading your… Read more »

2014 Season Preview: Defensive Outlook

Editor’s note: The following is part 2 of the comprehensive Season Preview Breakdown that can be found here, in pdf form. Follow @MGN_Breakdown for more stuff from Greg and @meangreennation for more MGN. See Part 1 here Another big story line is replacing all the senior leadership and production on the defensive side of the… Read more »

Film Room: Stopping The Run

Much was made of the Rice team’s ability to run the ball. North Texas’ defense did a hell of a job corralling that phase of the game, and despite allowing Charles Ross 101 yards, Rice’s run game wasn’t much of a factor. They couldn’t run when they needed to (ahem, goal line?) and most of… Read more »