North Texas postgame thoughts
Well y'all, that was a tough one. Rice had every opportunity to win this game and both sides of the ball had a good showing, right up until things went south in the fourth quarter. My write up is live on the site, but what are y'alls thoughts on this one?
I know it keeps being said, but I really do see progress each week. A few less mistakes and we could have stayed in this game in the 4th quarter. I haven't seen the defensive line play quite like that. I was curious if we elected to go with more pressure against that QB or we just dialed it up this week. It was nice to see.
I was never worried about Wiley Green. He's a baller and will only get better. His arm is impressive.
I agree with the progress being made, and the biggest part for me might be the different areas where the growth is happening. Against North Texas it was the pass rush, the secondary made big strides against UTSA and FIU, the offense is starting to come back. Across the board, this team is getting better, and that's encouraging.
As for Wiley, I cannot say enough great things about him. He's an impressive young man and a heck of a quarterback. Rice fans are going to see a lot more of him before his Rice career is through.