2008 North Texas Mean Green football team

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2008 North Texas Mean Green football
North Texas 2007-2010 Wordmark.png
Conference Sun Belt Conference
2008 record 1–11 (0–7 Sun Belt)
Head coach Todd Dodge
Offensive coordinator Todd Ford
Offensive scheme Spread Option
Defensive coordinator Gary DeLoach
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Fouts Field
(Capacity: 30,500)
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
2008 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Troy   6 1         8 5  
Louisiana–Lafayette   5 2         6 6  
Florida Atlantic   4 3         7 6  
Arkansas State   4 3         6 6  
FIU   3 4         5 7  
Middle Tennessee   3 4         5 7  
Louisiana–Monroe   3 4         4 8  
North Texas   0 7         1 11  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 North Texas Mean Green football team will represent the University of North Texas in the 2008 college football season. The 2008 season will be the team's second under Head Coach Todd Dodge with Gary DeLoach hired in the off-season as the new defensive coordinator replacing Ron Mendoza.[1] The Mean Green play their home games on campus at Fouts Field in Denton, Texas.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 6:05 p.m. at Kansas State* Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, KS L 45–6   45,150[2]
09/06/2008 6:00 p.m. Tulsa* Fouts FieldDenton, TX KTXA 21 L 56-26   22,785
09/13/2008 7:00 p.m. at #7 LSU* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA GamePlan L 41-3   91,602
09/27/2008 4:00 p.m. at Rice* Rice StadiumHouston, TX KTXA 21 L 77-20   16,885
10/04/2008 6:00 p.m. Florida International Fouts Field • Denton, TX ESPN+ L 42-10   16,781
10/11/2008 6:00 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette Fouts Field • Denton, TX L 59-30   17,106
10/18/2008 6:00 p.m. at Louisiana-Monroe Malone StadiumMonroe, LA L 35-23   10,388
10/25/2008 6:00 p.m. Troydagger Fouts Field • Denton, TX L 45-17   18,345
11/1/2008 3:30 p.m. at Western Kentucky* Houchens Industries Smith StadiumBowling Green, KY ESPN+ W 51-40   18,879
11/8/2008 3:00 p.m. Florida Atlantic Lockhart StadiumFort Lauderdale, FL L 46-13   17,175
11/22/2008 2:30 p.m. at Middle Tennessee Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, TN L 52-13   14,307
11/29/2008 1:00 p.m. Arkansas State Fouts Field • Denton, TX L 33-28   9,761
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Schedule from MeanGreenSports.com

Game notes[edit]

Kansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Texas 0 0 6 0 6
Kansas State 14 14 14 3 45

Kansas State overpowered North Texas on both sides of the ball, scoring on six of its first seven possessions to take a 42-0 lead, holding the Mean Green to 205 total yards—81 in the first half. Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman threw for three touchdowns and rushed for anouther two. Quarterback Giovanni Vizza completed 16 of 29 passes for 100 yards, including the Mean Green's only touchdown of the game, a 9-yard pass to Alex Lott late in the third quarter.


Tulsa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tulsa 14 28 7 7 56
North Texas 7 3 3 13 26


LSU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Texas 0 3 0 0 3
LSU 10 17 14 0 41


Rice[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Texas 13 7 0 0 20
Rice 21 35 21 0 77

This game will be just the second meeting between both teams with the first meeting happening in 1988 when North Texas defeated Rice 33-17 in Houston.[3]


Florida International[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida International 14 14 7 7 42
North Texas 0 0 3 7 10


Louisiana-Lafayette[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Louisiana-Lafayette 14 21 10 14 59
North Texas 10 10 7 3 30


Louisiana-Monroe[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Texas 0 6 3 14 23
Louisiana-Monroe 21 14 0 0 35


Troy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Troy 15 10 7 13 45
North Texas 0 7 0 10 17


Western Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Texas 21 3 7 20 51
Western Kentucky 14 0 20 6 40


Florida Atlantic[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Texas 0 6 0 7 13
Florida Atlantic 6 19 21 0 46


Middle Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Texas 13 0 0 0 13
Middle Tennessee 17 28 7 0 52


Arkansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Arkansas State 7 10 13 3 33
North Texas 0 14 14 0 28


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