What We Saw: North Texas 35 Army 18

Seth Littrell's surprising first year in Denton continued on Saturday with a win over a 4-2 Army team on the road. In conditions that were less than ideal the Mean Green caused seven turnovers and used the legs of Jeffrey Wilson to run away from the Black Knights. 

Here's what we saw...

- Seven Turnovers Helps. Anytime you win the turnover battle by six it's your game to lose. North Texas played an opportunistic brand of football against a mistake prone Army team. Army's quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw threw four picks and the Black Knights put the ball on the ground seven more times, losing three. 

- Jeffrey Wilson Got Lose. Again. Wilson's 160 rushing yards marks the third time in four games that Wilson has broken the century mark. In those three games Wilson had rushed for 505 yards at 8.7 yards a carry and eight touchdowns. Wilson broke off a game breaking 41 yard touchdown run in the third to give the Mean Green some breathing room at 21-10. We are strong believers that there are two teams, physical teams and teams that lose, UNT's commitment to running with Wilson and William Ivery have them in the former group. 

- So How Far Can UNT Go? North Texas enters a very difficult stretch having won three of four. Now the Mean Green enter a brutal stretch, on the road at UTSA, Louisiana Tech at home, at Western Kentucky, and home to Southern Miss. If UNT can split those four, somehow, this is probably a bowl team, a result few folks would forecasted. We had them at 2-10 this season. We are willing to admit we are terrible at football. 

Posted on October 23, 2016 and filed under Southwest Round-Up.