The Come Home Tradition
On Saturday, October 9th the University of North Texas will participate in football tradition by playing Missouri’s homecoming game. The University of Missouri is credited with originating the tradition of homecoming in the early 20th century, when athletic director Chester Brewer invited alumni to come home for the game.
Though, UNT and Missouri have both dropped their most recent competitions. Mean Green fans should anticipate tightly contested matchups for this away game. UNT’s secondary has its work cut out for it; keeping up with Missouri’s receivers Keke Chism (257 Receiving Yards) and Tauskie Dove (244 Receiving Yards).
The Tigers also boast Quarterback Connor Bazelak who has 1,522 passing yards on the season. But, their real offensive threat is Running Back Tyler Badie with 458 Rushing Yards, 203 receiving yards (23 receptions) and 3 touchdowns on the season. Defensively, Missouri Linebacker Blaze Alldredge has 4 sacks for 37 yards and DB Jaylon Carlies has 2 Interceptions.
This game comes down to the might of the Mean Green Defense versus the considerable power of the University of Missouri Offense. The Eagles will have to score fast — to stay ahead of the Tigers