North Texas lost six straight before winning its last five, including handing No. 22 UTSA its only loss, 45-22 in the finale. Miami (Ohio) hasn't beaten an FBS opponent outside the Mid-American Conference since 2011.
The Frisco Football Classic was just added as the 42nd bowl a week ago to ensure all 83 bowl-eligible teams got a berth. Both teams are playing in their 13th bowl game.
North Texas (6-6, Conference USA) vs. Miami (Ohio) (6-6, Mid-American Conference), Dec. 23, 3:30 p.m. ET
LOCATION: Frisco, Texas
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North Texas: RB DeAndre Torrey, 1,215 yards rushing, 13 touchdowns.
Miami: WR Jack Sorenson, in his sixth season, is sixth in the nation with 1,290 yards on 69 receptions with 10 touchdowns.
North Texas: Since losing in the 1948 Salad Bowl, North Texas is 2-9 in bowl games and has lost its last four. They won their last five games to become bowl eligible following a six-game losing streak.
Miami: Has lost 31 straight games against nonconference FBS opponents dating to a win over Army in 2011. The last bowl win was over Middle Tennessee in the 2010 GoDall.com Bowl.
This will be the first time these teams meet.
North Texas: First appearance in Frisco Football Classic, 13th in school history.
Miami: First appearance in the Frisco Football Classic, 13th in school history.