North Texas vs Army Preview

Quarterback Mason Fine running for a first down at the Bethune-Cookman University vs University of North Texas football game at Apogee Stadium, Denton, Texas on September 10, 2016. Photo courtesy of Sandy McAnally
Quarterback Mason Fine will have his hands full against the Black Knights on Saturday.
Photo Courtesy: Sandy McAnally

By Alex Al-Kazzaz

Game Info
North Texas Mean Green vs Army Black Knights
Saturday – October 22 – 11:00 a.m.
TV: CBSSNMichie Stadium – West Point – New York

Record Before the Game
North Texas Mean Green (3-3, 2-1)
Army Black Knights (4-2)

After their big win against Marshall at home on October 8, the Mean Green were able to enjoy their bye week and prepare for their bout against Army this Saturday in West Point, New York. The Mean Green is 3-3 for the first time since 2013.

What to know about Army
They’re coming off of a 62-7 win during which they had a season-high 671 yards of total offense. Army’s offense averages 81 yards per game through the air and 366 on the ground. They score an average of 36 points per game. Army’s defense has only allowed 1471 yards of total offense this year, which has them currently ranked at 2nd best in the nation in total yards allowed. They allow an average of 14 points per game.

What to know about North Texas
They’re coming off a big win during which they had a season-high of 458 yards of total offense. The Mean Green defense allowed only 13 yards on the ground, which is a season-best. They forced a turnover, which turned out to a be the game-sealing interception. Mason Fine threw for 206 yards and tossed a touchdown. The Mean Green offense averages about about 350 total yards per game, including 205 through the air and 145 on the ground. They score an average about 26 points per game.

The Mean Green will be in for a big challenge. The key to victory for them is to play effectively on offense and defense. Offense will need to avoid committing turnovers and point some points on the board. The defense will need to make stops, sack the quarterback and force turnovers.