Kickoff Times for 2017 Home Games Set
Mean Green Kick Off 2017 Season At 6 pm Against Lamar On Sept. 2
DENTON – The kickoff times for all 2017 home games have been selected. The season opener will be at 6 p.m. CT on Saturday, Sept. 2, at Apogee Stadium, when the Mean Green host Lamar. The Cardinals visit Denton for the first time since 1985, when the Mean Green won 20-0 and marks the seventh meeting all-time between the two programs.
Following road dates at Metroplex rival SMU and Iowa, North Texas returns home for the Conference USA opener against UAB on Saturday, Sept. 23. That tilt kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on beINSports.
The Mean Green then travel to Southern Miss before returning to Apogee Stadium after their bye week to host UT San Antonio on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 5:30 p.m.
North Texas travels to Florida Atlantic prior to its home date with Old Dominion on Saturday, Oct. 28, which kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN3.
After the Mean Green take on Louisiana Tech in Ruston, they return to Denton for homecoming against UTEP on Saturday, Nov. 11. That game kicks off at 4 p.m. and will also be broadcast on ESPN3.
North Texas then hosts Army at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, which will be the third meeting between the programs over the past 13 months, including the 2016 Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl.
The Mean Green wrap up the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 25 in Houston against Rice.
Season tickets for 2017 are on sale and fans can purchase tickets through the Mean Green athletics ticket office. For more information, visit meangreensports.com/tickets or call the ticket office at 940-565-2527 or 800-868-2366.
The Mean Green enter the 2017 season following a successful first year under head coach Seth Littrell, who led North Texas to its first bowl appearance since the 2013 season. North Texas improved in several key statistical categories under Littrell in 2016, as the Mean Green had the second-best turnaround in the Football Bowl Subdivision in terms of wins. North Texas improved its win total by four games, finishing 5-8 on the season with a Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl appearance. Littrell helped lead the Mean Green to a 9.6 points per game jump in scoring offense from their output in 2016, which ranked 11th-best in the nation, and the 2016 defense allowed 8.7 points per game fewer than they did in 2015, which was the 13th-best turnaround in the country.
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