The North Texas Mean Green have updated their non-conference football schedule through the 2025 season. The schedule was listed in their 2013 Spring Prospectus.
The most prominent addition to their future schedules is a game at Tennessee in 2015. North Texas will visit Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on Nov. 7, 2015. The game will be the first meeting between the two schools since the Mean Green upset the Volunteers 21-14 in 1975.
North Texas has also added several additional games against Army and SMU. The Mean Green will now play Army home-and-home each season from 2016 through 2021 for a total of six games.
The North Texas-SMU series, dubbed the “Safeway Bowl,” resumes next season in Denton and then each year through 2025. The two rivals will meet in Denton in even years and in Dallas in odd years.
According to news reports, the name “Safeway Bowl” was created in 1994 after then North Texas head coach Matt Simon became frustrated trying to schedule SMU. “I’d like to play because I think we could beat them, and my players feel the same way. If they’d like to play on a Safeway parking lot … just give us a date and time.”
North Texas is also scheduled to visit Texas and Indiana in 2014, Iowa in 2015, Florida in 2016, and Iowa again in 2017. Each of those games was previously announced.
The Mean Green are set to join Conference USA on July 1. They have been a member of the Sun Belt Conference since 2001.
Listed below are North Texas’ non-conference opponents through 2017.
- 08/30 – at Texas
- 09/06 – SMU
- 10/04 – at Indiana
- 09/12 – at SMU
- 09/26 – at Iowa
- 11/07 – at Tennessee
- 09/03 – SMU
- 09/10 – at Florida
- 10/22 – at Army
- 09/09 – at SMU
- 09/16 – at Iowa
- 11/18 – Army