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Tepper: After Portland State embarrassment, Dan McCarney had to go

Dan McCarney fired after North Texas loses at home to FCS foe Portland State, 66-7.

Photo by Ryan Vance UPDATE (7:49pm): Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle reports that Dan McCarney has been relieved of his coaching duties immediately after the game. It’s been 649 days since the best moment in North Texas football history. It was January 1, 2014. At the historic Cotton Bowl, in front of a partisan crowd clad in their finest green,…

Louisiana Tech 34, UTSA 31: What We Learned

UTSA falls again after yet another game that came down to the wire.

Photo by Mary Scott McNabb Despite an impressive performance in the second half, UTSA fell to 1-5 on the season and 1-1 in conference play with a 34-31 loss at home to Louisiana Tech. The Roadrunners scored two touchdowns in the third quarter and tied the game at 31 with 13:38 left in the game, but Louisiana Tech was able…

TCU 52, Kansas State 45: What We Learned

The Horned Frogs survive a big scare in Manhattan.

Trevone Boykin produced his signature Heisman moment. As if the entire second half wasn’t evidence enough that as Boykin goes, so go the Horned Frogs, the West Mesquite quarterback produced two huge drives with the game on the line. Down 42-37, he broke loose for a 69-yard touchdown run, and then threw a strike to Josh Doctson on the two-point…

Louisiana-Lafayette 49, Texas State 27: What We Learned

Three takeaways from the Bobcats' loss to the Ragin' Cajuns.

Photo by Diana Porter Texas State tumbled to 1-4 on the season with Sun Belt-opening loss to Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday. What did we learn? DCTF’s Greg Tepper breaks it down. If Texas State’s defense doesn’t show up, it doesn’t matter. In some respects, Texas State had a solid showing in Lafayette. The Bobcats got a decent game from QB Tyler…

Rice 27, Florida Atlantic 26: What We Learned

Three takeaways from the Owls' thrilling comeback win over FAU.

Photo by Diana Porter Rice came back to grab a thrilling 27-26 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday in Boca Raton. What did we learn? DCTF’s Greg Tepper breaks it down. Rice may have saved its season. With 13:50 left in the game, Driphus Jackson was pressured and threw an incomplete pass to Zach Wright at the Florida Atlantic 32….

Texas Tech 66, Iowa State 31: What We Learned

The Red Raiders rolled the Cyclones in Lubbock.

Fast starts are the Red Raiders’ friends. If your defense isn’t always going to show up, you better jump on the other team. Texas Tech hasn’t gotten off to the fastest starts this season despite racking up a boatload of points. That was not an issue against Iowa State, scoring 38 points in the first half. The Red Raiders got…

Texas 24, Oklahoma 17: Yes, that really happened (What We Learned)

The Longhorns dialed up a shocker at the Cotton Bowl and gave Charlie Strong some room to breathe.

The Texas Longhorns erased the painful memory of the past 18 games with a 24-17 victory over No. 10 Oklahoma in the Red River Showdown. Texas made plays in all three phases of the game, knocking off an undefeated Sooner team that entered the game as a heavy favorite. As one might expect, the Horns were pretty excited. If you’re looking…

Florida International 52, UTEP 12: What We Learned

Three takeaways from the Miners' loss in Miami.

Photo courtesy UTEP Athletics The struggles for UTEP continued on Saturday with a 52-12 drubbing at the hands of Florida International in Miami. What did we learn? DCTF’s Claire Cruz breaks it down. UTEP needs to revamp its defense. The Miners have been struggling defensively and were dominated by Florida International’s offense on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers tallied 518 total…

Baylor 66, Kansas 7: What We Learned

Three key takeaways from the Bears' thrashing of the Jayhawks.

Baylor remained unbeaten in grand fashion, drubbing Kansas 66-7 in Lawrence on Saturday. What did we learn? DCTF’s Christian Clark breaks it down. Baylor has an embarrassment of riches offensively It just wasn’t fair. The Bears’ offense, which entered Saturday ranked first nationally in points per game (63.8) and yards per game (745.3), got to face a Kansas defense that…

Friday Night Five: Crazy rivalry games, Shiner makes a statement, and Manvel lurks

When we get this far into district play around the state, the surprises usually die down. Usually. Friday night, there were still a handful of supremely intriguing results from which to draw some conclusions. Holy cow, District 25-5A. We won’t know for sure until the playoffs arrive if our collective hype around 25-5A is justified, but we at least know…