DENTON, Texas (CBS11 SPORTS) – The University of North Texas Mean Green will play for the Conference USA Championship on Saturday.

That’s quite a turnaround for a program that went 1-11 just two years ago.

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The man responsible for the success is head coach Seth Littrell.

In his second season in Denton, Littrell has North Texas with a chance to reach a level it hasn’t attained in 40 years: the 10-win mark.

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North Texas (9-3) can reach 10 wins with a victory in either the Conference USA Championship game, or the pending bowl game.

The Mean Green face FAU on Saturday on the Conference USA title game.

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On Sunday, North Texas will find out which bowl game they will be playing in.