The Baylor-TCU season opener was one of the best games of 2011. The Bears won 50-49 and Robert Griffin embarked on a Heisman Trophy campaign.
This year, Baylor opens with the team from the other side of DFW. SMU is not nearly as stout as TCU, but the Mustangs don't have to go against Griffin, who has moved on to the Washington Redskins.
SMU is quarterbacked by Texas evacuee Garrett Gilbert and coached by June Jones, who almost went to Arizona State, which will wish it had Jones.
Was Gilbert to blame for much of Texas' demise the last two years? Or was he a victim of the lack of talent and direction that suddenly struck Austin?
Let's go with the latter. Gilbert directs an upset of Baylor.