It's been a blowout year for the Mean Green, literally. Every single one of UNT's games this year has been a win for UNT or its opponent by more than 20 points, something completely unexpected before the start of the year. The most competitive games that were on UNT's schedule (SMU, La Tech) actually turned out to be over by the third quarter.
With this in mind, let's examine the probable possibilities for UNT in October. Keep in mind, the Mean Green has one home game, and needs to go at least 2-2 to keep pace with the #Hit6 hashtag the coaches have been promoting all year.
Oct. 4- @Indiana- A game that the Mean Green faithful might have thought would be easy looks a bit daunting after the Hoosiers pulled the upset over ranked Missouri last week on the road. The Hoosiers have been up and down, and this will be a good first test for Dajon Williams. I think the Mean Green end up losing this one.
Oct 11- @UAB- Back-to-back road games against a surprisingly resurgent Blazer team under Bill Clark might prove to be another test for the Mean Green. While the Blazers played Mississippi State close, we will probably get a better idea of how good they actually are with games against lowly FIU and WKU. I think the Mean Green erase their road woes with a win in Birmingham.
October 18- vs, Southern Miss- The Golden Eagles have doubled their win total from 2013, but I don't think that's going to matter. UNT should be amped for its first home game in a month, and it should be another blowout win for the Green Guys.
October 25- @Rice- This game is the toss-up. Rice has obviously had a tough non-conference schedule, and lost a heartbreaker to Old Dominion, but once again we will probably know how good the Owls are in these next 3 games against Southern Miss, Army and Hawaii. UNT scored an emotional victory last year, but I think UNT loses a close one in Houston, and goes in the stretch run at 3-5 (let's hope this isn't true.
What say you? Will the Mean Green be spooked into a freefall in October? Or will the Mean Green's fortune change for the better like the autumn leaves?