Venue: Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Playing Surface: Artificial Turf
Series Record: Kansas State leads 5-1
Last Meeting: Kansas State 49 NT 41
In Manhattan: Kansas State leads 4-1
Radio: KHYI 95.3 FM, KNTU 88.1 FM
Live Stats: www.k-statesports.com
DENTON, Texas - Fresh off a 34-7 victory at Apogee Stadium, the North Texas football team hits the road to face the No. 14/15 Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday night looking for the best start to a season since 1994.
The Wildcats are ranked 14th in the nation in the USA Today Coaches poll and 15th in the Associated Press poll. Kansas State is off to a 2-0 start after a 52-13 win over Miami and a season opening win of 51-9 over Missouri State.
The game can be seen nationally on FSN and heard on the Mean Green Radio Network. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. from Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan.
A win over Kansas State would give North Texas its first 2-1 start to a season since returning to FBS football in 1995. The last 2-1 start to a season for the Mean Green came in 1994, the final season in FCS before making the jump to FBS in 1995.
The Mean Green had the ninth-most rushing yards in a game in school history with 352 total yards in the win over Texas Southern. Two of the top nine single-game rushing performances in North Texas history have occurred in the last three regular season games.
North Texas had 464 yards rushing against Middle Tennessee to close out the 2011 season. It had been since 1986 since North Texas rushed for over 350 yards in a game, but the Mean Green has done that twice in 14 games under McCarney.
Redshirt freshman Antoinne Jimmerson ran for 139 yards against Texas Southern. Jimmerson is the first North Texas freshman since Evan Roberston in 2006 to rush for over 100 yards.
Zac Whitfield has two interceptions in two games for the Mean Green. The redshirt freshman cornerback is one of only two freshman in nation with two interceptions through the first two weeks. Whitfield and Carlos Mendoza of Arizona State are the only freshman with multiple interceptions in the nation.
Head coach Dan McCarney is facing a team from the Big 12 as a head coach for the first time since leaving Iowa State after the 2006 season. McCarney, the 2004 Big 12 Coach of the Year, has beaten Kansas State twice.