FB: Third Downs, Penalties, and Special Teams Sink All Hope of a Power 5 Road Win

North Texas (1-2 0-0) went to Iowa City to face off against the Iowa Hawkeyes (3-0 0-0) in search of their first win over a Power 5 conference school since facing off against the Texas Tech Raiders in 1999, defeating the Raiders 21-14 in Lubbock. Instead, the Mean Green fell to Iowa 31-14 with the Hawkeyes scoring 21 unanswered points and shutting out the Mean Green in the second half. https://twitter.com/ZacharyABabb/status/909141161134059521 Going into the half, North Texas held a slim 14-10 lead over the Hawkeyes. The first half seemed especially sloppy as both teams were called for all sorts of penalties. Both

FB: North Texas at Iowa Preview

North Texas is coming off a disappointing showing against DFW Rival SMU and is traveling up north to Iowa City, IA to face Hawkeyes for just the second time in program history. Currently, Iowa leads the brief series 1-0 and won 62-16 on Sept. 25, 2015. Currently, North Texas is 1-2 against the Big 10 Conference with the sole win coming against Indiana in 2011. North Texas is still in search of the program's 500th win although that will be a tall order against the Iowa Hawkeyes. North Texas faces a tough battle in Iowa as the Hawkeyes are ranked in the

Mean Green in the NFL Week 1

Jamize Olawale – Running Back – Oakland Raiders Did Not Play (vs. Tennessee Titans) Craig Robertson – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints Defense T-A SCK INT FF C. Robertson 1-0 0.0 0 0 Jamal Marshall – Cornerback – Seattle Seahawks Did Not Play (vs. Green Bay Packers)* *I can't find Jamal Marshall on any kind of roster for the Seahawks Lance Dunbar – Running Back – Los Angeles Rams Did Not Play (vs. Indianapolis Colts). Currently listed under 'Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform.'

FB Third Down Defense/Special Team Play Sinks North Texas in SMU Upset Hopes

SMU (2-0 0-0) extended its overall record against the North Texas (1-1 0-0) to 31-5-1 by defeating the Mean Green 54-32. The reported attendance for the game was 24,638 but there is no way Ford Stadium was at two-thirds of its capacity. North Texas fans made about 5,000 of those reported in attendance. Courtland Sutton delivered as anticipated with 163 yards on 8 receptions and 4 touchdowns. He has a future in the NFL and is hands down the best player on the Mustang roster. North Texas got off to a an 10-0 lead but then SMU scored 38 unanswered points, shutting out

FB North Texas at SMU 2017 Preview

North Texas and SMU look to meet up for the 37th time this Saturday evening in Dallas, TX at Ford Stadium at 6:00 PM. SMU leads the series 30-5-1 going back to 1922 according to CFBInfo. However, when going back to 1989, SMU only leads the series 5-3 and the home team is 7-1. An interesting fact in this series is that the last time North Texas defeated SMU on the road was in 1933 under Jack Sisco.  North Texas versus SMU - 1989 to 2016 Date Away Team Score Home Team Location Sat, September 3, 2016 SMU 34 - 21 North Texas Denton, TX Sat, September 12, 2015 North Texas 13 - 31 SMU Dallas,

North Texas Opens 2017 Season With Some New Records

North Texas (1-0 0-0) started its 2017 campaign with a 59-14 rout of the Lamar Cardinals (0-1). The Mean Green are looking to continue the momentum from the 2016 season and post their second winning season in the last 10 years and last night's 668 total offensive yards, a new record that surpassed the 635 total yards against Navy in 2007, was a good start. The last time North Texas won its home opener it finished the season 9-4 with a bowl win. It's still very early in the season but it's hard not to flash back to 2013 when North

FB Lamar vs North Texas 2017 Preview

In a game that was in question due to Hurricane Harvey hitting the Texas coastline hard with epic amounts of rainfall leading to tremendous flooding, we appear to have the season opening game happening this Saturday between the Lamar University Cardinals and the North Texas Mean Green in Denton, TX at 6:00 pm at Apogee Stadium. North Texas will be looking to start the 2017 season off strong as they work towards continuing on last season's momentum and their first winning season since 2013. Seth Littrell is entering his second season at North Texas after leading the team to a 5-8 season

FB North Texas Trip to Play Wisconsin Delayed until 2025

FBSchedules.com is reporting that the North Texas/Wisconsin game is being moved from October 6th, 2019 to September 6th, 2025. Previously, North Texas was scheduled to play the SMU Mustangs on the same day for 2025. At this point in time, SMU currently does not show any other future opponents scheduled for 2025 so it is anyone's guess when the game will be played that year. For North Texas this will open up the schedule for 2019 to allow a fourth out of conference opponent to found, hopefully as a home and home agreement. It will be interesting to see what Wren Baker has

New Content Coming to North Texas Sports Statistics for Upcoming Football Season

The kick off of the North Texas 2017 Football Season is less than 20 days away and I have been busy on the Stats portion of the website for Football over the summer. As of August 6th, that portion of the site went live. Google and Bing have been busy indexing those pages for web searches. Many of the football pages should appear in searches and hopefully this site will become a more popular resource for people to track stats for football and basketball. Write-ups on Football Games The goal is to write briefs the day after games are played. I'll try to

FB: Former Sun Belt Rivals North Texas and South Alabama to Play Series Starting in 2024

I'm still waiting for official announcements to be posted by North Texas and South Alabama athletic departments but it appears the two former Sun Belt foes will face off in a home and home series starting in 2024. North Texas will first travel to Mobile, Alabama for a rare August game on the 31st in 2024 and the Jaguars will make a return trip the next year on Sept. 27, 2025. North Texas is 1-0 against the Jaguars all-time in football according to Sports-Reference.com. The two teams last played on Nov. 10th, 2012 where the Mean Green won 24-14 in the