North Texas considers SMU a rival, but the feeling is not mutual. Though the two schools sit only 35 miles apart and both have sponsored football for more than a century — UNT actually started two years before SMU, in 1913 — they’ve played just 39 times. Of those 39 meetings, North Texas has won just six.
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Dave Wilson is an editor for ESPN.com since 2010. He previously worked at The Dallas Morning News, San Diego Union-Tribune and Las Vegas Sun. North Texas quarterbacks coach Tate Wallis, who was arrested Sept. on charges of an improper relationship between an educator and student, has resigned.