Mean Green, MTSU battle for first

Originally Published: October 22, 2003
By Eric Crawford | Special to ESPN.com
Talk about WAC-ed out.

The Western Athletic Conference is looking over the Sun Belt Conference like a bargain hunter at a flea market, but coaches at the school's football programs are vowing not to be distracted.

At least for this week, the conference has an even bigger football story to track. North Texas will visit Middle Tennessee on Saturday in a matchup of conference unbeatens that likely will determine the league championship and a berth in the New Orleans Bowl.