Tag: SMU

Destroyed: SMU 65 NT 35

North Texas came into this game limited. Tyreke Davis and KD Davis (no relation) were late scratches because of “medical reasons” . Whatever the game plan was for Shane Buechele and the Mustangs, it would have to be adjusted for both the ability and knowlege of the replacements Kevin Wood and Gabriel Murphy. NT ultimately…

North Texas vs SMU Preview 2020

How many of you call this the Safeway Bowl? I was an undergrad at North Texas in 2006 when NT beat SMU and was there in that moment. No one really used the “Safeway Bowl” moniker until the last couple of years. In 2007 the stands were not filled too much. The next time when…

North Texas Gets Stomped by SMU: 27-49

I have an unofficial rule that when two teams are evenly matched it will result in a blowout. SMU came in with talent and depth in certain positions, and NT with talent and depth in others. What happened was that their best players played better than the Mean Green versions. It is no more complicated…

North Texas at SMU Preview 2019

With all due respect to Abilene Christian, the real season begins this week against SMU. Yes, the Ponies opened as 4-point favorites in something of a condemnation of the North Texas defense and a little faith in the Sonny Dykes rebuilding project. If for some reason you have not noticed, Southern Methodist has been about…

Littrell Press Conference, Post SMU

Seth Littrell held his weekly press conference and was pretty excited about the situation (for him). He praised the atmosphere and called it one of the better ones he’s seen across the league. People have called NT a sleeping giant — most famously Dan McCarney saying Why Not North Texas? back in his initial press…

Safeway Bowl Champs: North Texas 46 SMU 23

SMU had a nice hold on the recent series — winning three straight — and there was an ugly feeling among the North Texas faithful. The question of the nature of this ‘rivalry’ is up in the air — no one is getting fired over losing this game, not really. Still, it was not nice…

NT vs SMU Preview

It is game day. This is one of the more anticipated seasons in North Texas Football history, one over a hundred years old. The expectations are high and the competition is beatable. The opponent today is a rival and very beatable. SMU vs NT is not Michigan-Notre Dame for a lot of reasons, but it…