North Texas Mean Green
Location: Denton, TX
Coach: Seth Littrell (14-13) 3rd Season
Stadium: Apogee Stadium (Capacity: 30,850)
5th: Conference USA (2nd in West Division)
99th: Division I
2017 In A Sentence: The Mean Green came up with a nine-win season (9-5) with a shot at the Conference USA title, but the defense left the building for the rematch of a regular season game against Florida Atlantic – the Owls hung up 110 points in the two wins – followed up by a 50-30 blowout loss to Troy in the New Orleans Bowl so it ended on a three game losing streak.
Biggest Shoes to Fill: RB Jeffery Wilson was a second-team All-CUSA performer last year. He rushed for a conference fourth best 1,215 yards and 16 scores. He was signed by as an undrafted free agent by the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers and has a very good chance to make the team per reports.
Key Player: QB Mason Fine is a bit undersized at just 5’11” but still was voted as the C-USA Offensive Player of the Year last year. He passed for 4,052 yards and a league best 31 scores in his sophomore season. He was the key reason why UNT set school records for points (497), total yards (6,366), and first downs (340).
Fearless Prediction: With a total of 16 starters back, the Mean Green will challenge for the C-USA West Division once again and if all falls well will again play in the conference’s championship game. It is all but a certainty that this team will be going to another bowl game.
Originally from LaMoure, North Dakota, Kent is a 1996 graduate of North Dakota State University. His prior writing experience is over 15 years having previously worked with D2football.com, I-AA.org, and College Sporting News before coming to College Sports Journal in 2016. His main focus is college football in the western half of the United States– the Big Sky Conference and Missouri Valley Football Conference within the Division I FCS. And in 2017, he began also to look at the FBS Group of Five conferences of the American Athletic, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, and Sun Belt.
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