Preview 2018: North Texas Mean Green. This Year's IT Team?

Preview 2018: North Texas Mean Green. This Year's IT Team?

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Preview 2018: North Texas Mean Green. This Year's IT Team?

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North Texas Prediction: What’s Going To Happen

Be really, really mad if the Mean Green don’t get back to the Conference USA championship for a second year in a row.

Winning it might be a problem – Florida Atlantic is still going to be terrific – but with all of the top games on the schedule at home, and with so much talent and experience back, this should be a ten-win team coming off a nine-win season.

They have the quarterback in Mason Fine, and they’ve got the receivers to make the high-powered passing game even better. As long as the line does its job in pass protection, and can bring a bit more of a push for the ground game, look out.

There won’t be too much of a pass rush again, but the defense just has to hold on. It’ll never be a brick wall, but there are more than enough mediocre offenses on the slate to not have to worry too much.

Just come up with a stop or two – not alway a given in key games last season – and let the offense do the rest.

And win the West again.

Guessing The Preseason Regular Season Win Total Will Be Set At … 8

Don’t just assume the Mean Green can’t keep up and potentially even beat Arkansas on the road early on. If they do that – and if they can win the home game against SMU to start the season – this will get really, really interesting.

Where’s the tough road game besides the date with the Hogs? UAB? Sort of. UTSA? That’s more dangerous than it appears. Old Dominion? Not really. UNT should be able to beat all of them.

They can win two of the three at home against Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss and Florida Atlantic, and if the one loss in the bunch – if there’s a loss – against the Owls, all will be fine.

All will be fine, as the Mean Green get to nine regular season wins with a shot at ten victories either the C-USA title game or the bowl game.

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