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    • The Mean Green win puts the all-time series at 17-8-1 UNT’s favor, with the last meeting coming in 2019, when the Mean Green won 51-31 in Denton.
    • UNT’s captains for the season are Stone Earle, Febechi Nwaiwu, Mazin Richards, Logan Wilson and JP Hadley.
    • Making their first starts of the season for UNT were: Landon Sides, Taylor Starling, Carson Knopp and Marcus Moore.
    • UNT’s 530 total yards marked the third time the Mean Green have had over 500 yards of total offense in as many games.
    • UNT’s 24 points in the first quarter matches the most points in a first quarter since 1995. It ties the total from a matchup against Idaho State on Nov. 11, 1995, and last year’s game against FIU on Nov. 5
    • With Ja’Mori Maclin eclipsing the 100-yard receiving mark and Ayo Adeyi putting up more than 100 yards on the ground, it marks the second straight game UNT has had a 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver in the same game after going more than a full season without accomplishing the feat - since Nov. 20, 2021, a 49-7 win over FIU.
    • Junior quarterback Chandler Rogers (Mansfield, Texas) made his second start for the Mean Green and finished the night with 321 yards and three touchdown passes on 23-of-36 passing. He also had seven carries for 29 yards and a touchdown.
      • Rogers made his second start at UNT and his 20th career start after transferring from ULM.
      • Rogers’ 321 yards passing gave him his second 300-yard passing effort with the Mean Green and second in as many games.
      • Rogers’ 18-yard touchdown pass to Damon Ward, Jr., with 10:14 left in the third quarter was the 31st of his career and seventh at UNT.
      • Rogers’ 17-yard touchdown pass to Damon Ward, Jr., with 12 seconds left in the first quarter was the 30th of his career and sixth at UNT.
      • Rogers’ 1-yard touchdown run with 8:56 left in the first quarter was his second rushing score of the season and eighth of his career.
      • Rogers’ 80-yard touchdown pass to Ja’Mori Maclin with 12:21 to play in the first quarter was the 29th of his career and fifth at UNT.
      • The 80-yard pass play was the ninth longest in program history and the longest since Andrew McNulty to Carlos Harris against Rice in 2015.
      • Twelve different receivers caught passes for the Mean Green, the most since 12 receivers caught passes in last year’s game against Memphis.
    • Junior RB Ayo Adeyi (Mansfield, Texas) finished with 13 carries for 110 yards.
      • Adeyi’s 110 yards marks the second 100-yard rushing performance for UNT this season, it’s the fourth 100-yard game of his career and his second in as many games. It’s also the first time he’s notched back-to-back 100-yard games.
      • Adeyi’s 42-yard run in the second quarter was his longest of the season.
      • With his 110 yards, Adeyi moved into 20th on the program’s all-time career rushing list with 1,595 yards.
    • Junior running back Oscar Adaway III (North Little Rock, Arkansas) finished with 31 yards on 11 carries.
    • Junior running back Isaiah Johnson (Lubbock, Texas) finished with 39 yards and seven carries and two touchdowns.
      • Johnson’s two touchdowns marked the first time in his career he’s had multiple touchdowns.
      • His 5-yard touchdown with 1:01 left in the third quarter was his second of the season and 11th rushing touchdown of his career (14th overall touchdown).
      • His 11-yard touchdown run with 11:36 to play in the second quarter was his first of the season and 10th rushing touchdown of his career (13th overall touchdown).
    • Junior WR Damon Ward Jr. (Beaumont, Texas) finished with three catches for 41 yards and two touchdowns.
      • Ward’s two touchdowns gave him his first multi-touchdown game of his career.
      • Ward’s 18-yard touchdown reception with 10:14 left in the third quarter was the ninth of his career and fourth this season.
      • Ward’s 17-yard touchdown reception with 12 seconds left in the first quarter was the eighth of his career and third this season.
    • Sophomore WR Ja’Mori Maclin (Kirkwood, Missouri) finished with two catches for 110 yards and a touchdown.
      • His 110 yards marked the second 100-yard game of Maclin’s career and second this season, with the first coming in the season-opener against Cal.
      • His 80-yard touchdown reception with 12:21 left in the first quarter was his seventh career touchdown and fifth in four games season.
      • The 80-yard reception was the longest of the year for a UNT player and the longest of Maclin’s career.
      • Maclin is the first UNT player with touchdown receptions in four straight games since Jaelon Darden’s similar stretch in 2020.
    • Freshman WR Landon Sides (Denton, Texas) finished with a team-high five catches for 61 yards.
      • Sides’ five receptions is the most by a true freshman since Loronzo Thompson had five catches in the 2020 Myrtle Beach Bowl.
    • Junior DB Nick Nakwaasah (Dallas) finished with a team-high six tackles, including three solo stops.
    • Senior LB Kevin Wood (Converse, Texas) finished the day with five tackles, including a solo stop, a sack and a tackle for-loss.
      • Wood’s first quarter sack was his second of the season and fourth of his career.
    • Junior LB Jordan Brown (Huntsville, Texas) finished with five tackles, including two solo stops, and a QB hurry.
    • Junior DL Marcus Moore (The Colony, Texas) finished with four tackles, including three solo stops.
    • Senior DL Mazin Richards (Burleson, Texas) finished with two tackles - both solo stops - a tackle for-loss, a sack and two QB hurries.
      • Richards’ fourth-quarter sack was his second of the season and he now has 9.5 in his UNT tenure and 30.5 in his career.
    • Sophomore DB Bryce Linder (College Station, Texas) finished with five tackles, including four solo stops.
    • Junior DB Logan Wilson (Dallas) finished with three tackles - all solo stops – and a pass breakup.
    • Junior DB Harold West (Arlington, Texas) finished with three tackles - all solo stops – and a pass breakup.
    • Junior DB Loronzo Thompson (Friendswood, Texas) finished with four tackles, including two solo stops, and a pass breakup.
    • Redshirt freshman LB Ethan Wesloski (McKinney, Texas) finished with four tackles – all solo stops.
    • Senior kicker Noah Rauschenberg (Tulsa, Oklahoma) went 6-for-6 on extra points and was 1-for-2 on field goals.
      • His 38-yard field goal with 5:31 left in the first quarter was the seventh made field goal of the season and of his collegiate career.
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  2. Louisiana Tech scored 17 straight points to tie the game up late in the fourth quarter, but North Texas drove down and kicked a game-winning field goal to come out on top in a 40-37 shootout on Saturday night inside Joe Aillet Stadium.

    LA Tech (2-2) trailed for the entire game, including its largest deficit of 17 points after North Texas (1-2) scored on a 36-yard deep pass down the left sideline with 10:23 remaining in the fourth quarter.

    That is when the comeback started.  Jack Turner, who replaced starter Hank Bachmeier late in the third quarter after he left the game due to injury, led the comeback. He punched in a 1-yard rushing touchdown to slice the deficit down to 10. 

    Then with 1:20 to play, Jacob Barnesbooted a 30-yard field goal through the uprights to make a one-possession game. The special teams unit contributed on the very next play, recovering an onside kick to give the Bulldogs a chance to tie the game up.

    read more: https://bossierpress.com/college-football-tech-comeback-falls-just-short-against-north-texas/

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  3. 1 minute ago, SteaminWillieBeamin said:

    They comp the vast majority of the seats and those are no-shows because ... well... the product. 

    Yup.  You basically get one home opener and it sets the stage for a year or longer in terms of support and fans.  Morris blew that terribly yesterday.  He underestimated how far down Littrell had lowered this program and now we  have to deal with that mistake for a very long time.  Morris is very green as a head coach and it showed yesterday. 

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  4. Jaydn Ott, QB Ben Finley lead the Bears, who score their most points in a game in eight years

    Cal won its season opener by beating North Texas 58-21 on Saturday in Denton, Texas. 

    It is the most points scored by the Bears since 2015, when they put up 73 points against Grambling State in the season opener that season. It was the most points scored by Cal against an FBS opponent since the Bears topped Washington State 60-59 in 2014.

    Cal finished with 669 yards of total offense.

    Jaydn Ott rushed for 188 yards and scored two touchdowns for the Bears, and he did not play after leaving the game midway through the third quarter with Cal holding a big lead.

    read more: https://www.si.com/college/cal/news/cal-game-summary-north-texas

  5. Army has emerged as the American Athletic Conference's top expansion target, sources said.

    After a call with AAC presidents and athletic directors Friday morning, it was clear that Army was the league's top choice to replace SMU, sources said. Commissioner Mike Aresco has begun informally exploring Army as an expansion candidate.

    Aresco has engaged with Army athletic director Mike Buddie about potential membership, sources said. The addition of Army would be for football only, an arrangement similar to the one Navy has with the conference.

    read more: https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/38312054/sources-aac-targets-army-join-conference-football

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  6. Wide receiver Marquis Montgomery has a strong game as Cal displays depth at that position

    Cal’s scrimmage on Saturday indicated the Bears have a deep and talented group of receivers, but the scrimmage provided no clarity on which quarterback will be throwing them the ball in the September 2 opener.

    Sam Jackson V, Fernando Mendoza and Ben Finley – the three players competing for the starting quarterback spot – each had his moments, but none did enough to establish himself as the No. 1 guy.

    Asked after the practice whether any progress was made in determining a starter, Wilcox said this:

    “We’ll see. Sam did some really good things with his feet, also throwing the ball pretty well at times, just got to be real clean on the decision-making. I thought Ben and Fernando also threw some good balls today. We’ll see.”

    Asked whether he might consider playing two quarterbacks in the September 2 opener at North Texas, Wilcox said this:

    “Consider about anything right now. We’re looking for the guys to keep competing and improving, but I’d say everything is on the table right now.”

    That sounds like a head coach who wants to see more out of his quarterback.

    read more:  https://www.si.com/college/cal/news/cal-saturday-scrimmage-aug-19


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    A Celebration of Life for Brian Carlton Pierson, son of Carolyn Pierson Mosby and the late Glenn Albert Pierson will be held on Saturday September 9th, 2023. Brian passed away in his sleep due to an unknown heart condition on June 26th, 2023.

    Brian is preceded in death by his father Glenn Pierson & his stepfather Dr. Tom Mosby. He is survived by his daughter Kennedy Reid Pierson, Mother Carolyn Jean Sexton Pierson Mosby, life partner Stacey Wilson, brother Greg Pierson, niece Kristen Whyman, sister Amber Pierson, stepsisters Cheryl Baker, Tina Pilgrim, Debbie Webster and KK Mosby, The John Sexton Family, The Hart Family and The Neher Family.

    Brian graduated from Norman High School in 1984. He was a gifted athlete lettering in football, track, basketball, and golf. He went on to play football at North Texas State for a year and then transferred to The University of Oklahoma to pursue his degree.

    Link:  https://obituaries.normantranscript.com/obituary/brian-pierson-1088694730

  8. 3 hours ago, meangreenbob said:

    1) It was financially difficult to buy them out because we lacked the wisdom, insight and knowledge to negotiate quality contracts to begin with.  We were foolish  

    2) none of those former coaches were quality hires. The one that hurt us the most, that caused the most damage was Littrell.

    3) UTSA outsmarted UNT. Football is king and that’s where USTA placed their bet. Some mock the lack of success for their other sports but that can change quickly if included in the new conference with better exposure and income. 

    4) some of you mock and criticize the state of their off campus “climate controlled”football facility. Let’s see how the Cal game plays out for us. Pray for a cold front. 

    We were outsmarted. Their people were and are smarter than our people. 

    I said time was of the essence. I was serious. 

    Oh, let’s not forget the fact that they really have no competition for the entertainment dollar, are located in a tourist city with the Alamo and Riverwalk and a location easy to reach by air travel. 

    Excellent analysis.  And as much as it hurts to hear it we need to learn from history.

    UTSA screwed up by not raising the funds needed for an indoor practice facility and I think that may hurt them in the long run.

    Traylor was extremely fortunate to inherit a QB like Frank Harris who is not NFL worthy but a fantastic college player. That guy has singlehandedly won a lot a big games for them.  Him getting all of the medical redshirts and extra covid years is unprecedented really.  They have had the best possible luck at the most important position on the team.

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  9. DENTON, Texas – Head softball coach Rodney DeLong finalized his staff as Hunter Hays was named assistant coach for UNT on Wednesday.

    “I’m excited and thankful to have the opportunity to come and be a part of a program like UNT,” Hays said. “Coach DeLong has done great things at UNT, and I can’t wait to have the opportunity to learn from him.”

    Hays worked as an assistant coach at Oklahoma Christian for the past two seasons and helped guide the Eagles to consecutive berths in the NCAA Division II tournament. In his two seasons, 18 players collected all-conference awards with designated player Aaliyah Brown named to the DII All-America Second Team in 2022.

    “I am excited about Hunter joining our program,” DeLong said. ‘“He’s a great person that comes from a very successful family of coaches. He definitely has the pedigree to be very successful in this profession. I am excited about the completion of our staff as this program continues to progress forward as we enter our first season in The American.”

    Hays is the son of current Grand Canyon head coach, Shanon Hays, who has 554 collegiate victories over 14 years in softball and 58 wins as the men’s basketball coach over three seasons at Abilene Christian. Hunter’s grandfather, Larry Hays, is the winningest head coach in Texas Tech baseball history with 813 wins and current head coach for Colorado Christian softball.

    Hunter Hays began his college baseball career at Abilene Christian in 2016, where he started 16 games as a freshman. In 2018, he transferred to play his final three seasons at DII Colorado Christian where he posted a .299 batting average over 107 games. Hays tallied 65 runs scored, 62 RBI and 21 doubles for the Cougars.

    He held a graduate assistant position for Oklahoma Christian baseball program in 2021 after he finished his playing career. Hays graduated from Colorado Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2020.

    North Texas finished with a 35-22 record and advanced to the title game of the Conference USA Championship. The Mean Green had seven players honored with conference awards in 2023, the most of any team in CUSA.

    Olympic Sport Passes for the 2023-24 UNT softball, soccer and volleyball seasons are available now. Fans can purchase a general admission Olympic Sport Pass for $75 to get season tickets to all three teams.


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  10. 2023 CFN All-AAC Team | CFN 2023 Preview

    30. Jalen McMurray, CB Soph. Temple
    29. LaJohntay Wester, WR Jr. Florida Atlantic
    28. Jordan Miller, DT Sr. SMU
    27. Ahmad Walker, LB Jr. SMU
    26. Davion Ross, CB Sr. Memphis
    25. Josh Pearcy, EDGE Jr. Rice
    24. Jordan Magee, LB Jr. Temple
    23. Jason Vaughn, EGDE Sr. USF
    22. Jermaine Brown, RB Sr. UAB
    21. Jeremy Lewis, EDGE Sr. East Carolina

    20. Nelson Paul, DE Sr. SMU
    19. Joshua Cephus, WR Sr. UTSA
    18. Kam Pedescleaux, S Sr. Tulane
    17. Jacob Busic, DE Sr. Navy
    16. JT Daniels, QB Sr. Rice
    15. Kendarin Ray, S Sr. Tulsa
    14. Bradley Rozner, WR Sr. Rice
    13. Jamal Ligon, LB Sr. UTSA
    12. Layton Jordan, LB Sr. Temple
    11. Darius Hodges, DE Jr. Tulane

    10. Darius Monroe, CB Sr. Tulane
    9. Trey Moore, LB Soph. UTSA
    8. Mazin Richards, Sr. EDGE North Texas
    7. Sincere Haynesworth, C Sr. Tulane
    6. Prince Pines, OG Sr. Tulane
    5. Seth Henigan, QB Jr. Memphis
    4. Ridge Texada, CB Sr. North Texas
    3. Rashad Wisdom, S Sr. UTSA
    2. Michael Pratt, QB Sr. Tulane
    1. Frank Harris, QB Sr. UTSA

    2023 AAC Team Previews, Season Predictions
    Charlotte | East Carolina | Florida Atlantic 
    Memphis | Navy | North Texas | Rice | SMU 
    Temple | Tulane | Tulsa | UAB | USF | UTSA 
    All 133 Teams | CFN Top 30 AAC Players 

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  11. AMPA, JULY 18, 2023 – First-Year Head Coach Alex Golesh, senior quarterback Gerry Bohanon (Earle, Ark.) and junior defensive tackle Rashad Cheney (Atlanta) will represent the South Florida football program at the 2023 American Athletic Conference Football Media Days, July 24-25 at Live! By Loews in Arlington, Texas.
    The American welcomes six new programs to the conference in 2023, including Charlotte, UAB, FAU, North Texas, Rice and UTSA. UTSA won Conference USA titles the last two seasons and is projected as a potential preseason top 25 team.
    Golesh will be among seven new head coaches attending the AAC media events. The 2023 247Sports Offensive Coordinator of the Year will be joined by Trent Dilfer (UAB), Tom Herman (FAU), Eric Morris (North Texas), Brian Newberry (Navy), Bigg Poggi (Charlotte) and Kevin Wilson (Tulsa) among new conference coaches. The 39-year-old was named to CBS Sports' "Top 15 Coaches Under 40" list in April, was a Broyles Award finalist and led Tennessee's offense to nation-leading marks of 538.1 yards and 47.33 points per game.
    Bohanon started seven games in his first season for the Bulls before having his season curtailed by a shoulder injury suffered in Game 7 vs. Tulane. He passed for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns and ran for 386 yards and three touchdowns in 2022, including 100-yard rushing games at No. 18 Florida and No. 24 Cincinnati. The former All-Big 12 honorable mention honoree led Baylor to a 12-2 record and Sugar Bowl victory in 2021 before transferring to USF. The former Elite 11 quarterback and four-star recruit passed for 11,362 yards and 142 touchdowns in high school while running for 5,925 and 70 touchdowns.
    Cheney, a transfer from Minnesota, appeared in six games in 2022 for the Bulls before an ankle injury suffered at Cincinnati ended his season. He had three stops in the season opener vs. BYU, a season-high six vs. Howard, and three tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss vs. ECU. The former four-star recruit led Cedar Grove High School to a 14-1 record and state title while posting 45 tackles for loss in his senior year.

    read more:  https://gousfbulls.com/news/2023/7/18/golesh-bohanon-and-cheney-to-represent-bulls-at-aac-football-media-days-july-24-25.aspx

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  12. Cal is rebooting their entire offense, but they aren’t exactly given much of a chance to rest before conference play begins. Cal’s B opponent this year and their season opener is a road game against the North Texas Mean Green, a team that took them to the wire in Berkeley a half-decade ago.

    North Texas did employ Mike Bloesch last year as the team’s offensive coordinator (and tight end Asher Alberding came in tow as well), so the Bears should have plenty of familiarity with how these players operate. But this offense that Bloesch left behind is no joke.

    New coach

    Cal’s first coaching faceoff will be against a familiar face. After North Texas made the decision to part with Seth Littrell after a 7-6 2022 regular season, the Mean Green turned to Eric Morris, the offensive coordinator at Washington State last season.

    Morris is best known for coaching Patrick Mahomes at Texas Tech as his offensive coordinator, as the Red Raiders spit out historic offensive numbers in Lubbock. The decision by Morris and Kliff Kingsbury to pick Mahomes as the Red Raiders starting quarterback led to Davis Webb transferring to Cal. Dominoes!

    Morris moved onto Incarnate Word as the head coach where he led them to two playoff appearances, including a quarterfinal bid in 2021. Morris then brought his quarterback Cam Ward to Washington State as Jake Dickert’s offensive coordinator.

    Although Wazzu’s offense was fairly average for most of the season (and mediocre in Pac-12 play), it did best Justin Wilcox’s Cal defense in a 28-9 loss that everyone forgot about the moment it ended.

    read more:  https://writeforcalifornia.com/p/cal-bears-north-texas-mean-green-preview

  13. North Texas officially joined the American Athletic Conference on July 1, and will begin its first season competing in the American Conference this fall.

    Mean Green’s inclusion into the American Conference has been in the works since October 2021. The switch is the second conference move this decade for North Texas, as the Mean Green moved from the Sun Belt Conference to Conference USA in 2013.

    “We are excited to join the American Conference,” North Texas Athletics Director Jared Mosley said. “The timing was perfect.”

    The AAC will consist of 14 teams, five of which are also joining the Mean Green from the Conference USA The University of Alabama-Birmingham, Florida Atlantic, Rice, the University of Texas San Antonio and the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

    The other teams in the American Conference are Southern Methodist University, East Carolina University, University of Memphis, University of South Florida, Temple, Tulane University, University of Tulsa and Wichita State University. North Texas will be joining multiple rivals in the conference.

    “We are excited also to have some of our fellow Conference USA schools joining us in the American Conference, so we can continue some of our rivalries,” Mosley said.

    North Texas’s entrance into the AAC marks the first time the Mean Green and SMU will play in the same conference. The two football teams have played 42 times, with the last game ending in a 48-10 loss for North Texas. Results in the rivalry have been one-sided, with SMU Football taking 35 victories over the last century.

    “Tailgating at our sporting events will probably get bigger, especially when we play SMU in whatever sport,” Mosley said.

    read more: https://www.ntdaily.com/north-texas-athletics-officially-joins-american-athletic-conference/

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