Well, well, well friends – football is back. And with it, my well-informed and well-biased opinion of how SMU will do this year.
In 2011 I predicted 8-4 but instead SMU went 7-5. One game off? What a pro, am I right?
2012 you’d think I would have improved but nope, predicted 8-4 but in reality SMU went 6-6. I don’t think that’s my fault though, that sounds more like SMU should’ve just won 2 games more.
2013 I recovered well … but it didn’t warm the heart because I predicted 5-7 and was dead on.
Last year was SMU’s first year in a new conference, the American Athletic Conference (formerly known as the Big East). The expectations for SMU were low and 5-7 might actually be considered a success by some (though it’s hard to look at a losing season and see it as good). This year SMU should come in a little bit better, but they’re missing last year’s starting QB.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m delighted last year’s QB is gone. Oh boy am I ever glad. But will the next guy be better? Eh.
Without further ado …
8/31 at Baylor Loss
9/6 at North Texas Win
9/20 vs Texas A&M Loss
9/27 vs TCU Win (on a whim and a prayer)
10/4 at East Carolina Win
10/18 vs Cincinnati Loss (apparently they’re going to be the hot shots)
10/25 vs Memphis Win
11/8 at Tulsa Win
11/15 vs USF (Homecoming) Win
11/22 at UCF Loss
11/28 vs Houston Loss
12/6 at Connecticut Win
Total Record: 7-5
Honestly I have no idea how they’re going to do. But in the past that hasn’t stopped me from making predictions …
On that high note, here’s to football!