Kansas State last played North Texas on Nov. 27, 2010 – the final game at Fouts Field in Denton before the Mean Green moved across the interstate to $78 million Apogee Stadium. Here’s Kellis Robinett’s article from the Wildcats’ 49-41 shootout victory, a game notable for Daniel Thomas running for 269 yards and two touchdowns.
Several current Wildcats played key roles in that game – safety Ty Zimmerman had one interception, wide receiver Chris Harper scored a touchdown on a 7-yard pass from Carson Coffman and Anthony Cantele handled all seven kickoffs for K-State. Collin Klein had five carries for 31 yards in the win, but Coffman got most of the snaps that day.
North Texas played that game under interim coach Mike Canales but also at the same time several media outlets began to report the Mean Green had hired then-Florida assistant Dan McCarney. The school introduced McCarney as the new coach three days later.
North Texas went 5-7 in 2011 and are 1-1 after a 41-14 season-opening loss to LSU and a 34-7 win over Texas Southern on Saturday.