This will be the last scheduled meeting between North Texas (2-4,2-0) and New Mexico State (2-4, 2-1), ending the Mean Green’s second-longest rivalry for the foreseeable future. The two teams will meet at Fouts Field in Denton, with kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m. CDT. The game will be broadcast by ESPN Regional and shown live in the Dallas/Fort Worth market on KFWDChannel 52 with Sam Smtih and Jack Lengyel calling the action. It can also be heard live on KWRD (100.7 FM) and KNTU (88.1 FM) in Dallas/Fort Worth.
Both North Texas and New Mexico State were idle Saturday after recording Sun Belt Conference wins Oct. 9. North Texas extended its winning streak over league opponents to 20 games with a victory at Utah State while New Mexico State defeated UL-Lafayette in Las Cruces. NorthTexas has not lost a conference game since Oct. 6, 2001 when it lost its first-ever Sun Belt game at UL-Monroe 19-17. New Mexico State is in its last year as a member of the Sun Belt after deciding to join the WAC beginning with the 2005 football season.
This has been one of the most highly-contested series over the years despite North Texas’ 21-9-2 all-time advantage. The last three meetings have all been decided late in the game and have all had championship and bowl berth implications. The Mean Green has won five straight games against the Aggies and has won nine straight in Denton. No current North Texas player was born yet when New Mexico State last won in Denton in 1972.
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