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North Texas Mean Green 2015 NCAA Football Gambling Odds & Predictions

2015-16 Football Previews – (C-USA) – Mean Green

North Texas went through the rebuilding process in 2014. After winning 9 games the previous season, North Texas had to replace the quarterback position, running back position, leading receivers, and many defensive players.

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Conference USA 2015-2016 College Football Preview – North Texas

Head Coach: Dan McCarney
2014 Record: 4-8
North Texas Odds to win C-USA: 100/1

Clearly not an easy task, the Mean Green went just 4-8 in 2014, but at least found some key pieces for their march into the 2015 season.

With the coaching staff getting a look at the young core they brought in, is it safe to expect a bounce back year from the Mean Green? Or are they just too inexperienced enough still?

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Turnovers and lack of scoring killed the Mean Green last season. North Texas averaged just 27.2 points a game (79th) and allowed 29.8 (86th). Those kind of averages certainly won’t cut it, especially in an offensively dominated conference.

The home-away discrepancy was another key factor for the Mean Green’s failures in 2014. In 6 home games, North Texas went 4-2. On the Road, they went 0-6.

Team Strengths:

Depth: North Texas comes into this season with 6 QBs having a chance to get the starting nod. The leading candidate is Senior Andrew McNulty. In 2014, McNulty threw for 1295 yards, but had just 6 touchdowns to 7 interceptions. With him being a Senior this season, he’ll be in a role where he’ll have to step up big time.

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Also having a chance to step up is Sophomore QB Dajon Williams. He got his feet wet during his freshman year at North Texas he threw for 607 yards and 7 touchdowns.

North Texas also has two Juniors (Josh Greer, DeMarcus Smith), a RSFr (Connor Means), and a Fr (Caleb Chumley).

Team Weaknesses:

Explosiveness: North Texas rushed on 66 percent of it’s plays in 2014. The team went at a much slower pace, burned clock, and never took chances down field. While it’s tough to stray away from your typical style, that certainly won’t cut it in Conference USA where teams run and gun.

Health: Injuries plaqued the Mean Green big time over the past few seasons.

In fact, in 2014, they were shuffling new players into the starting slot almost every game on the defensive line and linebacker positions. With such a young team, staying healthy will be key for the upperclassmen.

2015-2016 North Texas Mean Green Prediction: 6-6

North Texas should improve from their abysmal season in 2014. The main key for them will be finding a solidified QB early in the season and getting him established in the offense.

The same applies to the RB position. If North Texas can find the solid chemistry and explosiveness from their backfield and develop that early, they could be successful in 2015.

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However, messing around and shifting players in and out at the key positions won’t help the cause.

2015 North Texas Mean Green Schedule

Regular Season
Date Time vs
9/12/15 7:00 PM ET @SMU
9/19/15 2:30 PM ET RICE
9/26/15 TBD @IOWA
10/3/15 TBD @SOMIS
10/10/15 TBD PRST
10/15/15 7:30 PM ET WKU
10/24/15 TBD @MRSH
10/31/15 TBD UTSA
11/7/15 TBD @LT
11/14/15 TBD @TENN
11/21/15 TBD @MTU
11/28/15 TBD UTEP

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