UNT has struggled early in the season and at 0-5 is one of two winless teams left in the NCAA’s Bowl Subdivision. As we mentioned today in the paper, UNT’s chances to break through for a win are dwindling by the week. Here is a look at the rest of UNT’s schedule with a comment on how the Mean Gren stacks up with each of its remaining opponents:
Louisiana-Lafayette — ULL heads into its game against the Mean Green on Saturday leading the country with an average of 331 rushing yards a game. UNT will be without defesnive linemen Joseph Miller and Charlie Brown, which could spell trouble for UNT against a ULL team with Tyrell Fenroy, who is on the verge of becoming the Sun Belt’s all-time leading rusher.
At Louisiana-Monroe — The Warhawks look like a middle-of-the-pack team in the Sun Belt, but UNT will be on the road, where it has never won in the Todd Dodge era. This could end up being one of the Mean Green’s best shots at a win. ULM will be looking for revenge after falling to UNT last season.
Troy — This looks like it could be a problem for the Mean Green on homecoming. The Trojans could be the team to beat in the Sun Belt and are getting better every week as a host of young skill position players mature.
At Western Kentucky — UNT caught a break last season when a bad field goal snap ruined the timing on what would have been a game-winning field goal attempt at Fouts Field. This looked like UNT’s best shot at a win, but the Hilltoppers looked pretty good last week in a loss to Virginia Tech.
At Florida Atlantic — The Owls have been disappointing so far, but were competitive against some good nonconference opponents, including Michigan State. UNT will be on the road, but this game could come down to what FAU has to play for at this point. If the Owls are in the hunt for the Sun Belt title, it could be tough. UNT could sneak up on an FAU team with nothing to play for if Troy knocks off the Owls tonight.
At Middle Tennessee — The Blue Raiders played themselves out of the Sun Belt race early with losses to Troy and Arkansas State. MTSU still has a lot of talent and UNT will be on the road again. If UNT has not won by this point, it could be tough for the Mean Green to pull together and come up with a victory.
Arkansas State — UNT closes the season against maybe the best team in the Sun Belt. It would be tough to beat ASU when it could have a bowl bid on the line.
Who do you think UNT has its best chance against? Post your thoughts on the blog.