Saturday (9/24) the Memphis Tigers welcome soon to be new conference (American Athletic Conference) member North Texas to Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium at 2:30 p.m. Memphis is a heavy favorite once again against the Mean Green (+11.5). Full coverage all week here on 92.9 FM ESPN:
Here's some GAME NOTES for this matchup:
SETTING THE SCENE
• The University of Memphis will continue a four-game homestand on Saturday, Sept. 24 against North Texas at Simmons Liberty Stadium at 2:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.
• Quarterback Seth Henigan passed for 360 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for another, while tight end Caden Prieskorn had a pair of receiving scores.
• The Tigers have forced at least one turnover in eight-straight games, piling up 18 takeaways over that span.
• The eight-consecutive bowls streak is tied for the eighth-best in the nation and is the best among all non-Power 5 programs.
• North Texas comes to Memphis with an overall record of 2-2 on the year, with wins over UTEP and Texas Southern. The Mean Green dropped a home game to SMU, 48-10, before losing last Saturday on the road at UNLV, 58-27.
• UNT ranks 25th in the NCAA entering Saturday in rushing offense (220.5) and 35th in the nation in total offense (475.5).
• Last year, the Mean Green posted a record of 6-7 and fell to Miami (OH) in the Frisco Football Classic, 27-14.
• The meeting between Memphis and North Texas on Saturday will mark the 21st all-time game between the two programs dating back to 1952.
• The Tigers hold a record of 16-4 over the Mean Green in the series, including a mark of 8-3 at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium.
• Memphis has won two of the last three contests over UNT, with the last being a 27-17 win in the New Orleans Bowl, the first bowl game for the Tigers since 1971.