We have been discussing the impact of UNT’s win over Louisiana-Lafayette the last few days.
It was huge. Make no mistake about it.
The 30-23 victory over ULL could help UNT in a number of ways from keeping the Mean Green’s bowl hopes alive to helping put more fans in the stands the rest of the season.
It should also help UNT with what really matters, bringing in the players the program needs to continue its rise under Dan McCarney.
UNT really needed a win to make its case to the top players in the area and got it. The fact the game was on television should help, as should the fact that a whole host of players were on the sideline before the game and in the stands up until halftime.
UNT has to hate that the players who left early missed the second half, when everything turned around.
There are still a ton of good players on the board and UNT has some good prospects committed.
This will be a key class for UNT as it prepares for the move to Conference USA, where the competition level will be higher — even though it might not look like it right now with the Sun Belt having one of its best seasons ever while C-USA is having a bit of a down year.
The win gives UNT a real shot of getting to 6-6 at the end of the season, or even finishing with a winning record.
That would do a whole lot for UNT when it comes to bringing some additional talent in.