Opponent Watch 2019: North Texas


In most seasons, UNT would be a safe bet for a win, but as I said, this season, I suspect that they will be much tougher than normal.

Could be a great game!

We have beaten them twice but the scores don’t tell how close the games really were. The first half of the 2011 game at their brand new stadium had me concerned.

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I’m curious how UNT’s offense will look with Graham Harrell gone. And co-offensive coordinators seems odd

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A showdown with Houston on Sept. 28 could be an even better opportunity. The Cougars finished 8-5 and also have a potential Heisman candidate in quarterback in D’Eriq King.

Outlook: With nine starters returning on offense, including Fine, North Texas should once again be among the top offenses in the country. The defense has gaps to fill, and the 2019 schedule has the Mean Green with two crucial conference road games against Southern Mississippi and Louisiana Tech.

Should North Texas navigate those two contests, as well as plug the holes on defense, then Littrell and the Mean Green have a shot to win the West Division this season.

2019 Schedule:

Aug. 31 Abilene Christian

Sept. 7 at SMU

Sept. 14 at California

Sept. 21 UTSA

Sept. 28 Houston

Oct. 12 at Southern Miss

Oct. 19 Middle Tennessee

Oct. 26 at Charlotte

Nov. 2 UTEP

Nov. 9 at Louisiana Tech

Nov. 23 at Rice

Nov. 30 UAB

Just finished writing something on UNT.

Fine is as good as advertised, will be one of the best 3 QBs we face this year and he has an experienced group of receivers to throw to. Their offense was super inconsistent last year, like struggling to score points against the dregs of CUSA like Rice, UTSA and UTEP. They also had to bring in a new OC because USC hired away Graham Harrell.

Also, they lose practically all their playmakers from a defense that was a pretty big part of keeping them in games last year. I can’t imagine them not regressing at least somewhat, which will probably mean week 5 in Denton is gonna be a shoot out. I can’t see them stopping King that often.

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Should be a fun road game.

Yeah between their fans and DFW/Traveling Coogs it should be a full house for that one.

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It wasn’t a full house the last time we played, and St. Case was our QB. We did draw lots of Coogs. Maybe their winning might attract more disco green. Please don’t talk UNT for ACC expansion. North Texas doesn’t support SMU.

We did help them set an attendance record in their brand new stadium that lasted until last year if I remember correctly.

No reason to add them though and I doubt SMU would want them.

Who gives a flip what SMU wants? What, if anything, do they bring to the party? Football attendance is embarrassing. No footprint what so ever. UNT would bring far more potential than SMU, I say dump them. UNT brings north Fort Worth, Dallas and in between. The Hilltop, please. A bunch of fat Republicans, all. Plus dumbest fight song ever.

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UNT is located in a growing area but they are considered a commuter school. (Have you heard that before?).
They don’t draw from Ft Worth or Dallas and as Patrick pointed out, our game there in 2011 held the attendance record because that was the very first game in the stadium. A sold out stadium held the record for 7 seasons? Doesn’t sound like they draw much of a crowd to me. At least SMU has a rich history and you say fat republicans like it’s a bad thing!

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They still haven’t sold out Apogee yet. They got close last year at 30.1k vs LA Tech. Capacity is 30.8k. Previous Apogee record was our game at 28k.

Their previous all time attendance record was in 2003 of 29.4k vs Baylor at Fouts which held 30.5k

If they haven’t sold out a game before ours, let’s help them get their 1st sell out in school history of any stadium

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I don’t even want SMU.

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I was at their first game in their new stadium and despite the Cougars owning a large percentage of the crowd it was not close to a sellout.
Most of the end zone section was empty so maybe they claimed it as a sellout to save the embarrassment, but it was not close.

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I don’t either. They’d be my 1st choice to eliminate if we were getting rid of schools.

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He’s almost 10K yards behind Case…just shows how crazy Case’s numbers are: