The North Texas Mean Green may have been a seven-point underdog coming into Saturday’s road game against the Arkansas Razorbacks, but they found an interesting way to even up the odds. North Texas got out to an early seven-point lead thanks to a two-yard run from quarterback Mason Fine, and then, near the end of the first quarter, return man Keegan Brewer caught an Arkansas punt, stood still to make the defenders think he’d called for a fair catch, and then took off for a 90-yard touchdown.
A fake fair catch leads to a 90 yard TD return for North Texas (+165)pic.twitter.com/y0wuSKAdym
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That’s an awesome play, and it definitely shows the importance of awareness on cover teams. It’s part of what’s been a very successful game for North Texas so far; they led 17-0 after the first quarter, and are still leading 17-10 at the moment. And a loss here would only add to what’s been a very rough start for Arkansas and new head coach Chad Morris, as the Razorbacks entered this one 1-1 with a win over FCS Eastern Illinois and a loss to Group of Five team Colorado State. We’ll see if the Mean Green can hang on for a win, but either way, they certainly made the highlight reel here.
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