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Week 2 Preview 
Posted on February 4, 2014 at 02:35 PM.
This week the Mean Green travel to Athens, OH to take on the Ohio Bobcats. Last week, the Bobcats fell to Bridgewater and the Cardinals, but this week they have a much more doable task. The Bobcats have a fiesta secondary and a veteran offense which should cause problems for the Mean Green.


Keys To Win - North Texas


Protect the Football

We've heard about the dominance of the Bobcat's secondary all week, but North Texas won't make their money throwing the football anyways. Coach Gravy has made it clear that all he wants his quarterback to do is manage the game. Being a game manager means to convert third downs and to protect the football. If the Bobcat's win the turnover battle, they should win the game. Thompson needs to put the Mean Green in position to win this game, and he can do that by protecting the football.

Rush for 150 Yards

If the Mean Green are able to eclipse 150 rushing yards, they will win the game. This means that they will be controlling the clock, which is their best friend.

Don't Get Beat Deep

Tyler Tettleton is an experienced veteran in the Bobcat's system. He has decent wheels and is accurate enough to cause problems for this Mean Green secondary. However, in order to win this game, North Texas must defend the deep ball. Last week, the corners struggled to play the ball in the air and they gave up some big plays. That might have worked against the Vandals, but it will not work this week.



Keys to Win - Ohio


Assert Your Dominance

On paper, Ohio is better than North Texas, plain and simple. If Ohio just plays fundamental like they are capable of, then they should win this game. However, if they play to the level of their competition and begin to press, the game could get interesting.

Rely on Blankenship

While the Mean Green gave up a ton of passing yards last week, they will be more prepared to stop Tettleton then they were to stop the pass last week. That is why Ohio needs to pull a fast one on them and give it to their bell cow Blankenship. He's one of the most productive runningbacks in Ohio's history and he could have a breakout game.

Be Aggressive on Defense

Defensively, they have the talent to take chances. Led by star David Bass, this defense is aggressive and fast, and they need to keep playing like this to come up with a win.


Prediction

North Texas is an up and coming team while Ohio is in their prime. Watch for this one to get a little out of hand near the end.


41-24 Ohio
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