Jeremy Bright/ UNT Journalist
To start the New Year off right, I’ve decided to write my very first article on something very near and dear to my heart. North Texas Football!!!
UNT is bowl eligible for the first time since 2004 and has a strong chance of victory against a good UNLV team at the Heart of Dallas Bowl formerly known as the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. North Texas is coming into the game with a record of (8-4) and UNLV currently stands at (7-5).
UNT fans have come out of hiding the past two years as Dan McCarney has brought back the excitement of Mean Green football. The cool yet fiery Head Coach is the main reason this program seems to be back on the right track but like all great coaches will say, you can’t win games without good players. Headlined in this game will be 2013 All-Conference USA First Team middle linebacker Zach Orr. He will be looking to make an impact early and often as he leads a UNT defense that has thrived on stopping the run all season coming in at 18th and only allowing 125.1 yards per game on the ground.
With the home-crowd behind them, will UNT make history on New Years Day 2014? We will see in a few hours.