2013 North Texas Mean Green football team

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2013 North Texas Mean Green football
North Texas Stacked Wordmark.png
Heart of Dallas Bowl Champions
Heart of Dallas Bowl vs. UNLV, W 36–14
Conference Conference USA
West Division
2013 record 9–4 (6–2 C-USA)
Head coach Dan McCarney (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Mike Canales (4th year)
Offensive scheme Pro
Defensive coordinator John Skladany (2nd year)
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Apogee Stadium
(Capacity: 30,850)
Seasons
« 2012 2014 »
2013 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Marshall x   7 1         10 4  
East Carolina   6 2         10 3  
Middle Tennessee   6 2         8 5  
Florida Atlantic   4 4         6 6  
UAB   1 7         2 10  
Southern Miss   1 7         1 11  
FIU   1 7         1 11  
West Division
Rice x$   7 1         10 4  
UTSA   6 2         7 5  
North Texas   6 2         9 4  
Tulane   5 3         7 6  
Louisiana Tech   3 5         4 8  
Tulsa   2 6         3 9  
UTEP   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Rice 41, Marshall 24
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 North Texas Mean Green football team represented the University of North Texas during the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by third-year head coach Dan McCarney and played its home games at Apogee Stadium. It was the Mean Green's first season as members of Conference USA, competing in the West Division.[1] The team earned a 9-4 record (6-2 in conference) and won the 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl. Additionally, it set a school record for average home attendance per game at 21,030. The defense was notable for being statistically the best second half defense in the Football Bowl Subdivision.[citation needed] It received two top 25 votes in the Coaches' Poll to end the season.

The team began the season with a 2-3 record in its first five games before going on a five-game winning streak, culminating in a win against the Rice Owls, which was televised on Fox Sports 1. After losing to the UTSA Roadrunners, the Mean Green were eliminated from conference championship contention. After defeating the Tulsa Golden Hurricane to end the regular season, the Mean Green defeated the UNLV Rebels in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. The bowl game win gave the Mean Green their best season and first bowl win since 2002 and their first winning season since 2004.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 6:00 PM Idaho* Apogee StadiumDenton, TX NTTV W 40–6   21,975
September 7 6:00 PM at Ohio* Peden StadiumAthens, OH ESPN3 L 21–27   24,511
September 14 3:00 PM Ball State* Apogee Stadium • Denton, TX FSN W 34–27   14,747
September 21 11:21 AM at #9 Georgia* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA SECTV L 21–45   92,746
October 5 2:30 PM at Tulane Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA FCS L 21–24   20,734
October 12 6:00 PM Middle Tennessee Apogee Stadium • Denton, TX NTTV W 34–7   21,171
October 19 2:30 PM at Louisiana Tech Joe Aillet StadiumRuston, LA CBSSN W 28–13   20,317
October 26 6:00 PM at Southern Miss M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS FCS W 55–14   23,203
October 31 6:30 PM Rice Apogee Stadium • Denton, TX FS1 W 28–16   22,835
November 9 2:30 PM UTEP Apogee Stadium • Denton, TX CSS/TWCSC W 41–7   26,119
November 23 2:30 PM UTSA Apogee Stadium • Denton, TX TWCSC L 13–21   19,335
November 30 1:30 PM at Tulsa Chapman StadiumTulsa, OK FSN W 42–10   17,792
January 1 11:00 AM vs. UNLV* Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Heart of Dallas Bowl) ESPNU W 36–14   38,380
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
Schedule Source:[2]

Game Summaries[edit]

Idaho[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 6 0 0 0 6
Mean Green 14 12 7 7 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–4 2004 UNT, 51–29

at Ohio[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 7 0 7 7 21
Bobcats 7 14 0 6 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2009 OHIO, 31–30

Ball State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 20 7 0 0 27
Mean Green 3 13 8 10 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2009 UNT, 20–10

at Georgia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 0 14 7 0 21
Bulldogs 7 14 14 10 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Tulane[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 0 0 7 14 21
Green Wave 0 7 14 3 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Middle Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 0 7 0 0 7
Mean Green 7 17 0 10 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–5 2012 MTSU, 38–21

at Louisiana Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 0 14 14 0 28
Bulldogs 7 3 0 3 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–6 2006 LATECH, 34–31

at Southern Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 13 28 7 7 55
Golden Eagles 0 7 7 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–4 2004 USM, 31–10

Rice[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 2 14 0 0 16
Mean Green 7 14 7 0 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2010 RICE, 32–31

With the win, the Mean Green became bowl eligible for the 2013 season.

UTEP[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 0 0 7 0 7
Mean Green 14 7 7 13 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–5–3 1980 UNT, 35–15

This game is notable for being the second highest attended game at Apogee Stadium.

UTSA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 7 0 7 7 21
Mean Green 0 3 0 10 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Tulsa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 7 14 14 7 42
Golden Hurricane 10 0 0 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–17 2011 TULSA, 41–24

vs. UNLV (Heart of Dallas Bowl)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rebels 7 0 0 7 14
Mean Green 7 0 7 22 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches' NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV 
Harris Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Conference USA Expands Adding Five Members". KOTV. Tulsa. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2013 North Texas Mean Green Football Schedule". FBS Schedules. Retrieved February 1, 2013.