North Texas Releases Kickoff Times for 2016 Home Games
The Mean Green Kick Off The 2016 Season At 6 PM CT Against SMU On Sept. 3
DENTON - The kickoff times for all 2016 home games for the North Texas Mean Green have all been selected, the program announced on Friday afternoon. The season's home opener and head coaching debut for Seth Littrell will be at 6 p.m. CT on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Apogee Stadium, when the Mean Green host rival SMU. Conference USA will release a full television schedule at a later date, and kickoff times for road games will also be announced later.
The SMU Mustangs visit Denton for the first time since 2014, when the Mean Green won 43-6 to open their home schedule.
Football Championship Subdivision opponent Bethune-Cookman travels to North Texas to battle the Mean Green the following week; Saturday, Sept. 10, also at 6 p.m. Kickoff times for road games at Florida on Sept. 17 and Rice on Sept. 24 to open the Conference USA slate have still yet to be determined.
North Texas returns to Apogee Stadium to host conference foes Middle Tennessee and Marshall on Saturday, Oct. 1 and Saturday, Oct. 8, respectively. The games against the Blue Raiders and Thundering Herd will each kick off at 6 p.m.
Following a bye week on Oct. 15, North Texas hits the road for a non-conference bout against Army on Saturday, Oct. 22 in West Point, New York. The Mean Green then return to the state of Texas to head to San Antonio to take on the UTSA Roadrunners on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Alamodome, whom North Texas defeated in 2015 at Apogee Stadium in Denton, 30-23 for the team's lone victory.
The Mean Green host their homecoming game on Saturday, Nov. 5 when they welcome the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs to Denton for a conference battle at 4:30 p.m. After a Nov. 12 trip to Bowling Green, Kentucky, to take on Western Kentucky, North Texas concludes its home schedule on Saturday, Nov. 19 against Southern Miss, also at 4:30.
Littrell and the Mean Green wrap up the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 26 in El Paso against UTEP.
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