Smith rushes for career-high 178 in North Texas’ 30-14 win
HOUSTON (AP) — Nic Smith rushed for a career-high 178 yards and a score and North Texas warmed up for the Conference USA championship game with a 30-14 victory over Rice on Saturday.
The Mean Green (9-3, 7-1) will go after their first C-USA championship when its plays at Florida Atlantic next Saturday after losing at FAU 69-31 in a regular-season meeting on Oct. 21.
Mason Fine passed for 195 yards and a touchdown, setting a North Texas single-season record with 27 TD passes.
Fine tosses 4 TDs, North Texas cruises past UTEP 45-10
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Mason Fine threw for a career-high four touchdowns as North Texas rolled over UTEP 45-10 on Saturday to clinch the Conference USA West title and keep the Miners winless on the season.
North Texas (7-3, 6-1) will play in the conference championship game on Dec. 2.