The North Texas Mean Green joined Conference USA this season and were not expected to finish higher than 5th by most experts. But when the season gets going, things can change at a moment’s notice and things did change for the best results for the surprise out of Denton. It started out how it was supposed to with North Texas winning games they were supposed to, then losing games nobody thought they had a chance to win. But the season would seem to take a special turn when the Mean Green defeated Ball State at home to get their first win nobody saw them getting.
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They say “an ugly win, is still a win”, while this may hold true, Cowboys fans have become accustomed to the “ugly win”. While it seems to be more common to see the Cowboys win a game they are supposed to in ugly fashion, a win is still a win. And take into account the Cowboys have won back-to-back games for the second time this season. The last time this happened was back in October with wins over Philadelphia and Washington.
With four games to go and sole possession of first place in the division, The Cowboys control their own destiny heading into the home stretch of the season. Each of the last four games look winnable, but most fans will have some reservations about being excited for the final games. Because whenever the cowboys look like they should win a game, they find a way to lose.
At the beginning of the season, both of the Dallas area college teams were on two different paths. One team was going to be a team on the rise, and the other was trying to dig itself out of the basement and start their climb for the future. Each team had their own goals in mind, and one common goal was getting to a bowl game. But as the season has moved along, it looks like these two teams have traded roles. Continue reading
The last time the Connecticut Huskies visited the Hilltop was in 1989 and were facing an SMU team coming off the 2 year hiatus brought on by the death penalty. While nobody at that time thought SMU would win that game, it has gone down in Mustangs history as the “miracle on Mockingbird”. An exciting 31-30 victory was the start of a comeback from NCAA sanctions. Flash forward to this year and the Huskies are making their second trip to SMU. Continue reading