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UNT cruises past UTEP to clinch Conference USA West

Everything was ‘Fine’ for North Texas on Saturday as sophomore quarterback Mason Fine threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Rico Bussey Jr. to highlight a 45-10 victory over UTEP that clinched the Conference USA West division title in front of 26,108 at Apogee Stadium.

Fine completed 23 of 35 passes for 213 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Mean Green (7-3, 6-1 C-USA). In his first season as an established starter, Fine has totaled 22 touchdowns through the air.

Senior running back Jeffery Wilson once again carried the load for UNT, bursting for a 66-yard run late in the third quarter, his longest rush of the season...

Five things UNT fans should know about UTEP

North Texas will host UTEP on Saturday, when the Mean Green will have a chance to clinch the Conference USA West Division title with a win over the Miners.

The Mean Green have won five of their last six games, including a huge victory over defending C-USA West Division champion Louisiana Tech last week.

UNT will look to keep that run going against UTEP. Here are five things UNT fans should know about the Miners:

1. UTEP made a midseason coaching change

There have been several teams that have changed coaches in the middle of the season. UTEP is among them.

Sean Kugler had...

UNT Head Coach Seth Littrell talks about Mean Green's success

UNT will host the winless UTEP Miners for homecoming Saturday in Denton. Head coach Seth Littrell talks about the his team's big turnaround.

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UNT Mean Green drives 98 yards in final minute to overcome UTSA

DENTON - Sophomore quarterback Mason Fine drove North Texas 98 yards in the game's final minute, capped by a 22-yard touchdown pass to Rico Bussey Jr. with 10 seconds to play for a 29-26 victory over the UT San Antonio Roadrunners before a crowd of 23,068 Saturday at Apogee Stadium.

The win improves the Mean Green to 4-2 on the season and 3-0 in Conference USA play. UTSA falls to 3-2 and 0-2.

Fine completed 20 of 34 passes for 354 yards and three touchdowns, and scored the first points of the day on a 2-yard run midway through the first quarter. The passing effort was Mason's third of at least 350 yards this season...

UNT looks to capitalize on buzz surrounding UTSA showdown

Wren Baker has only been the athletic director at North Texas for a little more than a year, but he's been around college athletics long enough to identify the feeling heading into the Mean Green's game against Texas-San Antonio on Saturday.

"If you do this long enough, you get the vibe when a game is different," Baker said. "This game has a different feel."

That's because it's one of the biggest regular-season games UNT has played in years. The Mean Green (3-2) are 2-0 in Conference USA play and alone in first place in the league's West Division heading into a showdown with the Roadrunners, one of their biggest...