DENTON, Texas (9/25/08) - North Texas is fresh off its bye week and travels down to face off against the Rice Owls Saturday afternoon. The game will be televised in the Dallas-Fort Worth area on TXA 21 and can be heard on the Mean Green Radio Network. Kickoff is at 4 p.m.
North Texas is still searching for its first win of the season having dropped its first three to start the year. The Mean Green is playing its third game on the road while having only one home thus far. Rice has dropped its last two games after starting the season 2-0.
The Owls are coming off a three-game road trip that ended in a 52-10 loss to Texas.
North Texas and Rice are meeting for only the second time and for the first time since 1988. The Mean Green has won the only contest between the two schools back in 1988. On November 19, 1988 North Texas won 33-17 on the road over Rice.
In that lone meeting North Texas trailed 3-2 before scoring 31 straight point en route to victory. The Mean Green pounded the Owls on the ground that game, piling up 270 yards rushing and 486 yards overall. Byron Gross racked up 11 tackles, a sack and one pass breakup for the Mean Green defense.
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