I’m back with some Sunday night thoughts after having a little more time to digest what I thought would be the key game of the season for UNT.
Yeah, the Mean Green lost a heartbreaker to Troy.
I didn’t think that would be good before the season started and I sure as heck don’t think it was a good turn of events now. UNT is 1-3 overall, 0-1 in the Sun Belt and in a huge hole.
But let’s not go nuts. UNT knew it would take a while to dig out of the monumental ditch it was in when Dan McCarney took over. UNT is still early in the process.
If UNT is ever going to get to where it wants to go, it’s going to be on the Dan Wagon.
That being said, it’s hard to see UNT getting to six wins at this point.
Look down the line at an improved Louisiana-Monroe team, a Western Kentucky team that just hammered Southern Miss, a Middle Tennessee that has bounce back from a terrible loss to start the season and I have a hard time picking sure wins outside of South Alabama.
As far as my thoughts on the Troy loss after having had some time to look back, here’s a zinger of a stat for you.
UNT has scored six touchdowns in against the three teams it has faced other than Texas Southern (buy a win game) so far this year.
Take a stab at how many have been scored by someone other than Brelan Chancellor.
Antoinne Jimmerson scored on a 1-yard run against Kansas State.
UNT just doesn’t have a lot of reliable playmakers out there outside of its star wide receiver.
That’s why I wouldn’t be calling for Mike Canales’ head on a platter. He is pulling out every trick in the book to make the most of what he has and has put UNT in position to succeed quite a bit. UNT just has not executed in key spots.
UNT is playing pretty well defensively, though.
Derek Akunne is looking more and more like a steal of a recruit. He had 12 tackles and a sack against Troy.