Here’s the question of the day for UNT: Can the Mean Green exact revenge in its game against Ohio today for this:
Actually, there would have to be a whole lot more done to get true revenge for a lot of people for what happened in that era, but the point today is that UNT’s last game against Ohio has to be one of the larger disappointments in years.
UNT was 1-0 after beating Ball State and seemed to have its game against Ohio won. The Mean Green was up seven in double overtime after Cam Montgomery scored, but gave up a 15-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-goal. Ohio got the ball at the UNT 2 after Eddrick Gilmore was flagged for roughing the passer. People seem to forget that part.
The Bobcats scored on the two-point conversion to win the game, and Gary Payne came through with the money shot. It’s a great photo that captured the feeling of the moment, one that became awfully familiar during that particular time in UNT history. I wrote about it today in both the DRCand DMN.
Most of the players from that time are gone. Derek Thompson and a few fifth-year seniors were there for that game.
Point is UNT can avenge that loss today.
The shot just brings the feeling from that time to life.