Give the good people at SMU credit; their Ponies are 18-point underdogs for their game on Friday night against No. 4 TCU but they are trying to convince the 15 people in Dallas who care about the team that this game may actually be a game.
There are "Beat TCU" t-shirts, yard signs, posters and window clings available. I'm calling this the equivalent of the "Mondale-Ferraro" campaign slogan that came up just one landslide victory short of defeating Reagan for the 1984 presidency slot.
There are now two "Beat TCU" banners which hang off the two sides of the Expressway Towers along Central Expressway, otherwise known as the Dallas Autobahn.
SMU is opening the south end of the stadium for $20 general admission tickets. The SMU peeps are projecting a crowd that should break the Ford Stadium mark of 34,749, which was set at the start of the '09 season.
For fans attending the game: SMU will open its will-call windows at Ford Stadium at 9 a.m. Fans are encouraged to pick up tickets in advance or arrive early on game day to avoid long lines at the will call windows and gates to Ford Stadium.
- Mac Engel