DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – North Texas needed to win its final five regular-season games to become bowl eligible. The Mean Green did it – and the last victory was the most noteworthy of the bunch.
North Texas knocked No. 15 UTSA from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 45-23 blowout Saturday, ending their dreams of a perfect season.READ MORE: Plano Superintendent Sara Bonser Announces Plans To Retire
The Mean Green improved their own record to 6-6, becoming one of 83 teams to reach bowl eligibility this season.READ MORE: Fort Worth Backs Effort To Invest In Underserved People And Communities
With enough slots for 82 bowl teams, one eligible team will be left out.
For a while, it looked like there might not be enough six-win teams to fill the spots, but upset victories by North Texas, Virginia Tech, Tulsa and LSU pushed the number higher.MORE NEWS: Plano Judge Orders Elmer Stewart Rhodes Remain Detained Pending Trial
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