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College football fans can breathe easy when the Troy Trojans and the North Texas Mean Green square off in the New Orleans Bowl on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET.
No, Troy (10-2) and North Texas (9-4) are not meeting in a College Football Playoff game or even a New Year’s Six bowl. However, the game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome that will be televised by ESPN represents the first bowl game of the 2017-18 postseason.
While neither team is considered high profile, this has the chance to be an exciting, high-scoring matchup between two sides with excellent passing games.
North Texas has averaged 467 yards of offense this season, and the Mean Green has been explosive throughout the year. They could not handle Florida Atlantic, losing twice to their rival, including the Conference USA championship game. North Texas’ other losses were to Iowa and SMU early in the season.
Two of the better Group of Five teams should make this one of the better games early in the bowl season. Co-Sun Belt champion Troy will bring the defense, and Conference USA runner-up North Texas the offense.
Troy took home a piece of the Sun Belt title with a road win against Arkansas State. It’s mostly known, though, for a 24-21 victory against LSU that became a punchline for Southeastern Conference haters.
The Trojans offense was solid by trying to play mistake-free. The veteran backfield doesn’t turn the ball over and leaves everything to a defense that finished 11th in the nation in points allowed.
North Texas is led by quarterback Mason Fine, who threw for 3,749 yards with 28 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Troy will counter with a pair of defensive studs in linebacker Hunter Reese and defensive end Jamal Stadom.
Reese has 11.5 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks, while Stadom has 9.5 tackles behind the line and 6.0 QB traps. As a team, the Trojans registered 101 tackles for loss and 36 sacks this season.