Troy (4-2, 3-0) at North Texas (0-7, 0-3), 6 p.m. Saturday
Line: Troy by 24.
Series Record: Troy leads 4-1.
Last Meeting: 2007, Troy 45-7.
What's at Stake:
Troy is looking to stay atop the Sun Belt standings against a
North Texas squad which has lost all of its games this season by
double figures. The Mean Green have dropped eight in a row dating
back to 2007, which is tied for the longest losing streak in the
North Texas WR Casey Fitzgerald is second nationally with 64
receptions. Fitzgerald takes on a Troy defense which leads the
conference with 11 interceptions. Trojans defensive backs Sherrod
Martin and Terence Moore have combined for seven picks this season.
Players to watch
Troy: WR Jerrel Jernigan, who saw action at quarterback, had 131
yards receiving, 88 more rushing and scored twice in Troy's 33-23
victory over Florida International last weekend.
North Texas: QB Giovanni Vizza (1,749 yards passing) has
rebounded after a slow start. He has thrown for 723 yards the past
Facts & Figures:
North Texas, who is giving up 480 yards and more than 50 points
per contest, has allowed 25 plays of 30 yards or more. ... Troy QB
Jamie Hampton is out for the season with a knee injury. Jernigan
and Levi Brown, who was 18-of-28 for 253 yards against Florida
International, will probably see time under center.