North Texas Quarterback Mason Fine Is Having Himself A Week

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Remember that time when Mason Fine passed for approximately a million yards -- on the way to becoming the only player to be named Oklahoma's Gatorade Player of the Year twice -- and still no one wanted him?



If not for Seth Littrell being hired as North Texas' head coach -- and Locust Grove (OK) head coach Matt Hennesy lobbying Littrell to take a good, hard look at Fine and Littrell's willingness to watch practically every throw Fine has ever made -- the top quarterback in Conference USA would instead be an unknown walk-on running the scout team at Oklahoma State this season.

Unfortunately for the rest of the conference, that perfect sequence of events did happen and Fine is not unknown -- nor is he at Oklahoma State. The 5-foot-11 sophomore quarterback is, instead, helping to lead one of the biggest turnarounds in the country at UNT (4-2), where he leads the C-USA in passing yards (1,796), touchdowns (14), and passing yards per game (299) through six games this season.


Against UTSA on Saturday, Fine passed for 354 yards and three touchdowns with one interception to lead the Mean Green to a thrilling 29-26 home win in Denton, Texas. On the game-winning drive, Fine was 5 of 6 for 98 yards -- marching North Texas the length of the field with about a minute left and no timeouts.



On Monday, Fine was recognized for his heroic efforts with a boatload of awards, including as the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week, one of the Davey O'Brien Award's "Great Eight" for week seven, and one of the Manning Award's "Stars of the Week."

For more about Fine's journey from Locust Grove to #NewDenton, check this out.

UMass Faces Unique Challenges, Advantages As 2020 Season Approaches

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On a typical autumn Saturday, college football can feel like the most important thing on Earth. The year 2020, however, has been anything but typical — not that anyone needs reminders. 

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Loaded Valdosta State Is Eager To Light Up Some More Scoreboards

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At Valdosta State, the pressing question on offense may be less if the Blazers will move the ball, but rather who’s doing so. 

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Delta State's Junior Faulk Is An Interception Machine

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One benefit to a college football team returning a veteran lineup, Delta State defensive coordinator Kelvin Green explains, is the opportunity to build “a player-led team.” 

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Gulf South Moves To Conference-Only Season, Delays Start

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The Gulf South Conference announced on Thursday that it will delay the start of fall sports to either the last week of September or the first week of October.

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CAA Football Votes To Suspend Conference Competition In 2020

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The CAA announced on Friday that the Conference's Board of Directors has voted to suspend conference competition originally scheduled for this fall due to continuing concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Big Tens Opts For Conference-Only Football Schedule This Fall

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The Big Ten Conference announced on Thursday that it if the league is able to participate in fall sports, it will move to conference-only schedules in those sports.

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Towson's Rob Ambrose Continues To Lead By Example Throughout Pandemic

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Social media too often is an outlet for negativity in sports – but also has the capacity for good. Towson head coach Rob Ambrose knows both sides of these communicative platforms. 

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Shane Simpson Looking Strong In Recovery

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During the third game of the 2019 season against Maine, Towson standout running back Shane Simpson suffered a season-ending knee injury. 

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We Stand With You

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The events of the last week have been tremendously painful to us all.

CAA Has 21 Players Recognized On HERO Sports Preseason FCS All-America Team

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CAA Football had 21 players from nine different teams recognized on the 2020 HERO Sports Preseason FCS All-America team that was released on Thursday afternoon.

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