A few people checked in today to ask about the comparison I made between Western Kentucky beating Kentucky to what it would be like if UNT beat Texas or Texas A&M.
I can understand what people are saying. Texas and Texas A&M are a whole lot different than Kentucky.
The point I was making is how big the win was for WKU and how big a win over Texas or A&M would be for Texas.
Let’s think about this logically here.
WKU was 0-20 vs. schools in BCS automatic qualifying conferences and 0-16 against SEC teams.
It was huge news in Kentucky that WKU won that game.
There are really only two comparisons that make sense when it comes to UNT — Texas and A&M.
UNT is 7-57 all time against teams from the Big 12. UNT beat Baylor during the golden years (the bowl run) and also beat Texas Tech in 1997 and 1999.
Two teams in Texas that UNT has never beaten are Texas and Texas A&M. Yes, I know about the win that wasn’t. UNT is 0-9 against Texas and 0-7 against Texas A&M.
WKU’s win over Kentucky garnered some big-time interest in Kentucky.
What would attract the same type of interest in Texas when it comes to UNT?
You guessed it, a win over Texas or Texas A&M.
Does that equate to a WKU win over Kentucky in terms of the quality of the Wildcats when compared to the Longhorns?
No, but in terms of what it would mean to UNT when it comes to attention, it’s a pretty good comparison.