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North Texas QB Alec Morris takes advantage of last college start

By John Henry

Zaxby's Heart of Texas Bowl Staff

DALLAS – Before the season, quarterback Alec Morris was expected to be the catalyst for North Texas’ new spread offense.

By Game 2, the fifth-year graduate transfer from Alabama was on the bench watching true freshman Mason Fine take over the team.

Rather than sulk, Morris was supportive of his replacement and continued to work and learn the offense never knowing when or if his next opportunity might come.

Army on solid footing after impressive bowl victory

By Jeff Wilson
Zaxby's Heart of Texas Bowl Staff

DALLAS -- When the final heave from North Texas quarterback Alec Morris fell to the ground and the Mean Green was out of plays and out of time and unable to score again, what could be remembered as a breakthrough season for Army had been capped the right way.

The Black Knights secured a 38-31 overtime victory Tuesday in the seventh annual Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl on the strength of a ground game that churned out 480 yards and no turnovers at the Cotton Bowl.

2016 Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl just what the sponsor ordered

By Troy Phillips

DALLAS – With only next year's game left on a four-year agreement as title sponsor, chicken tender chain Zaxby's couldn't help but like what it saw Tuesday in the seventh Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl.

North Texas and Army played to overtime on a clear day at the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. The venue's natural turf looked its TV-best in the game's short history. North Texas and Army fans (an announced 39,117) also filled much of the 92,100-seat stadium's huge lower bowl to give the event some added electricity.