Now that I’ve had a chance to catch some sleep, I’m back with a few follow-up thoughts on UUNT’s win over ULL.
It really was a testament to how UNT’s program has changed and is continuing to change.
That was just that type of game UNT used to lose in the past. It was close late and UNT needed to make a play.
UNT never made those plays in the past — or at least didn’t tend to make them nine times out of 10.
This time UNT did make the play. Antoinne Jimmerson caught a short pass and took it 78 yards for the game-winning touchdown.
All of the sudden UNT is in the second half of the season and still has hopes of hanging around in the Sun Belt race after winning its second straight league game.
At 3-4 overall and 2-1 in the Sun Belt, UNT still has hope to get to six wins and even stay in the Sun Belt race.
The schedule is not real favorable with games at Middle Tennessee and a closing run with games at maybe the two best teams in the Sun Belt in Louisiana-Monroe and Western Kentucky. UNT still has a home game against South Alabama that should be a win and a home game against Arkansas State that is another one that could go UNT’s way.
Jimmerson continues to emerge as a potential star. He saved the game for UNT when he broke free on a 78-yard catch and run for the game-winner.
UNT’s defense also continues to show signs of improvement. The Mean Green bounced back from a tough game against Houston to hold a pretty explosive Louisiana-Lafayette team in check. ULL scored just 10 points after halftime.
I had a chance to sit next to Gil Brandt all night in the press box, which is always a treat.
At one point he mentioned that UNT has a guy who can coach in Dan McCarney.
He continued to prove just that last night.