North Texas to face Army in Heart of Dallas Bowl

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HEART OF DALLAS BOWL: North Texas has accepted an invitation to play in the Heart of Dallas Bowl against Army.

The Mean Green improved from one win last season to 5-7 this season under first-year head coach Seth Littrell.

Since there weren't enough bowl-eligible teams to fill all the spots, North Texas was one of the teams allowed to advance to a bowl based on Academic Progress Rate scores.

Army is 6-5 with its annual regular-season finale against Navy left to play next Saturday.

North Texas and Army have already played once this season. The Mean Green won 35-18 on Oct. 22 at West Point.

The Heart of Dallas Bowl, played in the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium, is on Dec. 27.