AUSTIN, Texas (8/29/06) - North Texas kicks off the 2006 season at the defending national champion, No. 3/2 ranked Texas Longhorns. The game will be televised nationally on Fox Sports Network and will be carried by the Mean Green Radio Network. Kickoff is scheduled for 11:10 a.m.
The Principals - The Mean Green returns 17 starters to a team that struggled through a 2-9 campaign in 2005. The program is one season removed from a streak of four straight Sun Belt Conference Championships and bowl appearances. Texas finished the 2005 season ranked in the top 10 in the nation in 11 statistical categories, leading the country in scoring offense and pass efficiency, en route to the BCS National Championship.