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The Mean Green will rely on freshman QB Mason Fine to lead them to victory. Photo Courtesy: Sandy McAnally

The Mean Green will rely on freshman QB Mason Fine to lead them to victory.
Photo Courtesy: Sandy McAnally

By Alex Al-Kazzaz

Game Info
North Texas Mean Green vs UT El Paso Miners
Saturday – November 26 – 3:00 pm
Sun Bowl Stadium – El Paso – Teaxas

Today, the North Texas Mean Green will take on the Miners of the University of Texas-El Paso. North Texas is one win shy of becoming bowl eligible. This is their final game of the season. It’s a win-or-go-home situation for the Mean Green.

UTEP is 3-8 and currently on two-game losing streak. The Mean Green is 5-6.

The UTEP offense averages a total 352 yards per game, 185 through the air and 168 on the ground. Their average score of points per game is 24 per game.

On defense, UTEP allows an average of 430 yards per game, 210 through the air and 220 on the ground. They surrender an average of 36 points per game.

Last week against, Southern Mississippi, the Mean Green racked up a total of 378 yards of offense, forced four turnovers, but they surrendered 380 total yards. On defense, they only allowed Southern Miss. to go 3-for-13 on third-downs. The Mean Green offense did commit three turnovers.

The keys to winning for the Mean Green is to play very effectively on offense and defense. Offense needs to score some points and avoiding punting as much as possible and avoid committing turnovers at all costs. The UTEP offense is considerably dangerous, so the Mean Green should be ready for anything. If the Mean Green can run the ball well and wear out the opposing defense, then the game should end with a result in their favor. The passing game needs to do their part, too. As well, as defense. Teamwork is always the key to victory.

On offense, the Mean Green averages about 340 yards per game and the defense allows an average of 422. The defense will need to stay awake and avoid making any mistake. One mistake could change the game.

If the Mean Green comes out on top, they’ll be going to a bowl for the first time since 2013.

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