Tough break for UNT — Browning to start

A few days ago, it looked like UNT was going to catch a huge break heading into its game against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.

UNT head coach Dan McCarney said ULM quarterback Kolton Browning was playing better than anyone in the Sun Belt Conference before he went down with a foot injury and missed a couple of games, both of which the Warhawks lost.

It would have been great timing for UNT to catch ULM right after Browning got hurt.

But alas, our friend Tabby Soignier over at the News-Star reported yesterday that Browning will start tomorrow against UNT.

UNT on the other hand will be without Brelan Chancellor and unless something unexpected happens Antoinne Jimmerson

This is what we here on the blog like to call a post bowl-era “North Texas-ism”

Now, I’m not saying that UNT can’t or won’t win tomorrow. I doubt Browning will be at 100 percent.

That guy can flat play, though, and UNT has struggled against the top quarterbacks in the Sun Belt, guys like Arkansas State’s Ryan Aplin and Middle Tennessee’s Logan Kilgore, although UNT did fare well against Corey Robinson in a game it lost to Troy.

Browning is averageing just over 300 yards of total offense a game, is throwing for 254 yards a game and has 23 touchdown passes in nine games.

It just seems sometimes like UNT can’t catch a break.