North Texas vs. Memphis

Originally Published: December 11, 2003
By Football Scouts, Inc. | For ESPN Insider

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Why to watch
North Texas finished atop the Sun Belt Conference with a 9-3 record, the school's first nine-win season since 1978. Memphis was invited to New Orleans after finishing third in Conference USA with an 8-4 overall mark. This also marks the Tigers' first bowl appearance since their win against San Jose State in the 1971 Pasadena Bowl, when they participated as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference.