North Texas @ Middle Tenn.
Current Records: North Texas 1-3; Middle Tenn. 1-4
What to Know
After a four-game homestand, the North Texas Mean Green will be on the road. North Texas and the Middle Tenn. Blue Raiders will face off in a Conference USA battle at 5 p.m. ET Saturday at Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium. The Mean Green’s scoring has been on the decline the past three games, which is obviously a trend Middle Tenn. hopes will continue.
North Texas suffered a grim 49-21 defeat to the Charlotte 49ers last week. North Texas was down 35-14 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. A silver lining for them was the play of WR Jaelon Darden, who caught 13 passes for three TDs and 244 yards.
Meanwhile, Middle Tenn. narrowly escaped with a victory as the team sidled past the FIU Panthers 31-28. QB Asher O’Hara had a stellar game for the Blue Raiders as he passed for two TDs and 268 yards on 42 attempts in addition to rushing for two TDs and 106 yards. That nimble footwork stands out as the first time O’Hara has hit the 100-yard rushing mark this season. O’Hara’s sharp performance also set his single-game rushing touchdown high for the season.
Middle Tenn.’s defense was a presence as well, as it got past the Panthers’ offensive line to sack the quarterback five times. It was a group effort with seven picking up one