The Heart of Dallas Bowl will be a rematch between two teams that played in October — and one of them is heading into the game with a 5-7 record.
Unusual? Yes. But scenarios like this simply come with the territory now.
With 80 bowl spots to fill, some postseason games ended up with odd matchups this year. North Texas will play in the Heart of Dallas Bowl after going 5-7, and the game will be a rematch against an Army teams it met six weeks ago. Mississippi State is also going to a bowl at 5-7. The Bulldogs face Miami (Ohio) in the St. Petersburg Bowl.
"We're fortunate to have the opportunity," North Texas coach Seth Littrell said. "At the end...