UNT Looks to Avoid 10 Loss Season

North Texas (1-9, 0-5) at Middle Tennessee (4-6, 2-3), 2:30 p.m. Saturday

Line: Middle Tennessee by 20.

Series Record: North Texas leads 5-2. Last Meeting: 2007, Middle Tennessee 48-28. What's at Stake

North Texas, which now has four straight losing seasons, needs two wins to avoid its second 10-loss campaign in a row. Middle Tennessee has a two-game winning and has slim hopes of earning a berth to a bowl game. Key Matchup

North Texas is last nationally in scoring defense (48.6 points) and total defense (490.9 yards). Middle Tennessee is last in the Sun Belt (19.4 points) and next to last in total offense (328.5 yards). Players to watch

North Texas: WR Brock Stickler has 34 receptions over his last six games and has developed into the No. 2 option in the passing game behind Casey Fitzgerald, who has 88 catches.

Middle Tennessee: QB Joe Craddock (2,184 passing yards, 12 TDs) has not thrown an interception in his last 117 attempts. Facts & Figures

North Texas has eight sacks this season. Only Washington and Washington State have fewer. ... Middle Tennessee WR Malcolm Beyah has six TD receptions, which is tied for the conference lead.

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