North Texas Faces Defending BCS Champion LSU Today

DENTON, Texas (9/13/08) - The North Texas football team has one of its biggest challenges of the season as they travel to face the seventh ranked team in the country, the LSU Tigers Saturday night. There is no television but the game can be heard on the Mean Green Radio Network. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m.

The Mean Green is 0-2 on the season, having lost its first two games of the season to Kansas State and Tulsa. LSU is 1-0 on the year after knocking off Appalachian State two weeks ago 41-13 to begin the year. LSU had last week’s game with Troy postponed until November 15 because of Hurricane Gustav. The Tigers, the defending BSC National Champion, are ranked seventh in both the AP and USA Today Coaches Poll.

LSU leads the series with North Texas 3-0. All three games have been played in Baton Rouge and dominated by the Tigers. North Texas has not scored more than seven points in the three previous matchups with LSU. The Tigers on the other hand have scored at least 49 points in all three meetings. The last time the two squads met in 2005 is was a 56-3 LSU win. The series first began in 1995, a 49-7 LSU win in Baton Rouge. The second meeting was the only shutout of the series, a 52-0 LSU win.

North Texas has a bye week on before facing the Rice Owls on September 27 in Houston. The Tigers jump into SEC play with a road game at Auburn.

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