It’s time for our semi-regular Sunday night thoughts on the weekend that was in UNT athletics.
Well, that didn’t go very well.
And I’m not talking just football.
UNT lost in heartbreaking fashion at Tulane, dropping its seventh straight road game when the Green Wave kicked the game-winning field goal in a 24-21 win at the gun.
We’ll get to that in a moment, but for those of you scoring at home, UNT:
– Saw its soccer team that is always really good fall at both Rice and Colorado College, the only two teams picked to finish ahead of the Mean Green in Conference USA. UNT was drilled 4-0 at Rice and then came all the way back from a three-goal deficit only to fall 3-2 to Colorado College. UNT is 1-2-1 in conference play and might be toast as far as the conference title chase.
– The UNT volleyball team has been playing better than any team on campus lately, but lost a showdown with Tulsa in a battle of teams that were undefeated in C-USA play. To be fair, UNT did run its winning streak to four games with a win over Southern Miss earlier in the weekend and is still in good shape at 3-1 in C-USA.
– And while I still think UNT got a steal in Carter’s Jeremy Combs, who was a great start to its 2014 class in men’s hoops, it merits mentioning that Allen center Jamuni McNeace, a player UNT was after, committed to Oklahoma this weekend:
Proud to say i just committed to The University of Oklahoma #Sooners
— Jamuni McNeace (@JayMuni25) October 6, 2013
I stand by my thoughts that with so many players on the roster who are either seniors or juniors, this class will be huge for UNT.
I’m not trying to pile on here. Bad weekends happen sometimes in college athletics. It just seems like nothing went right this weekend for UNT.
And now back to some football thoughts:
UNT’s loss to Tulane might seem like the end of the world — or at least UNT’s bowl hopes — but it’s really not. C-USA has a bunch of weak teams this year and UNT has several of them left on the schedule, although that is exactly what teams like Rice, Middle Tennessee and Louisiana Tech are saying about UNT right about now. “UNT is a team we should beat.”
Even at 2-3, UNT has a chance to win four more games and end its streak of eight straight losing seasons. If UNT falls to Middle Tennessee this week it might be time to push the panic button. UNT hasn’t won consecutive games in eight years. It’s hard to imagine the Mean Green getting on a roll and winning four of its last six.