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North Texas, Miami (Ohio) Meet in Inaugural Frisco Classic

The Frisco Football Classic was just added as the 42nd bowl a week ago to ensure all 83 bowl-eligible teams got a berth

Austin Aune #2 of the North Texas Mean Green looks downfield for an open receiver against the UTSA Roadrunners at Apogee Stadium on Nov. 27, 2021 in Denton, Texas.
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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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TOP PLAYERS
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.

NOTABLE
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.

LAST TIME
This will be the first time these teams meet.

BOWL HISTORY
North Texas: First appearance in Frisco Football Classic, 13th in school history.
Miami: First appearance in the Frisco Football Classic, 13th in school history.

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