UNLV is in their first bowl game since 2000 as they take on North Texas in the
Zombie Cotton Bowl Heart of Dallas Bowl which is played in the Cotton Bowl. This is also the first bowl game in a long time for North Texas as their last bowl game was in 2003.
Most teams are evenly matched on offense as they each average just over 30 points per game, but the difference between the two teams is that North Texas has a much better defense than UNLV.
For UNLV to get a bowl win over North Texas is to get running back Tim Cornett going early on, and then they also need their passing game to open up as well between Caleb Herring and Devante Davis. Even with North Texas' defense being a top-30 unit, the UNLV offense is good enough to score points against the Mean Green, but it all depends on how quickly the UNLV offense gets going.
Where: Cotton Bowl; Dallas
Date/Time: Thursday, Jan. 1; 12 p.m. ET
Radio: Sirius (Channel 93) and XM (Channel 190), UNLV ESPN 1100 AM and 98.9 FM; North Texas KHYI 95.3 FM
Weather: Mid 50s, clear
Odds: North Texas is a 6.5-point favorite
Series: UNLV leads 4-0, last meeting was in 2000 where UNLV won 38-0