Lots of the Star-Telegram's old sports staff write for SPTSpage.com. -Good stuff if you enjoy DFW sports...
Here's the link to John Henry's story. https://sptspage.com/like-a-tied-up-goat/
DENTON – Despite positioning on the evening’s program, most of the Apogee Stadium-record crowd of more than 29,500 came to see the undercard on Saturday night rather than the main event featuring scions of a North Texas favorite son.
While professional wrestlers Ross and Marshall Von Erich waited to take the stage, the Mean Green football team – in front of famed alum and former football player Kevin Von Erich – used everything but the iron claw to whip SMU into submission in a result practically no one saw coming … except perhaps the home team.
How many Oklahomans does it take to beat up the Mustangs 46-23 in a victory that was in no way actually that close?
Oklahoman Mason Fine, the North Texas quarterback, battered the SMU defense for a career-high 444 yards and three touchdowns on 40-of-50 passing.
His favorite target? Oklahoman Rico Bussey Jr., who had a career-high nine receptions for 109 yards.
Their coach? Oklahoman Seth Littrell, who beat one of his closest friends, Sonny Dykes, the new head coach of SMU, the alma mater of the one who built the Von Erich empire, patriarch Fritz Von Erich.
So, the answer would appear to be three Oklahomans, but that’s only if you don’t count a Mean Green defense that, well, to borrow a phrase made famous by Dykes’ inventive-humorist-coaching father, whipped the Mustangs like a tied-up goat.