Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is making good on a bet with Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs, after UNT beat UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl game last week.
The Mean Green were 13-58 the six seasons before coach Dan McCarney arrived, but now will play on New Year’s Day in the school’s first bowl game since 2004.
North Texas is going to its first bowl game since 2004, accepting an invitation Sunday to play in the Heart of Dallas Bowl against UNLV.
The 18th-ranked Horned Frogs can clinch their third consecutive unblemished league title with a win Saturday at home over UNLV.
Boise State leapt at the chance to leave behind the Western Athletic Conference and join the Mountain West.