SMU Hosts No. 4 Baylor in Season Opener
Baylor looks to replicate last year's 45-0 thumping of SMU as its season opens on the road. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league's four-game suspension of the star quarterback for a scandal over deflated footballs, saying he was trated unfairly by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Longtime friends TCU coach Gary Patterson and Minnesota coach Jerry Kill met at midfield after another tough game and shook hands.
Jim Harbaugh was swarmed by cameramen from the moment he stepped of the bus at Rice-Eccles Stadium. College football's newest rock star had finally arrived to play a game after eight months of hype.
Arizona struggled defensively, was uneven on offense and had trouble putting away a smaller-conference team at home.
Before they stepped on court, there was nothing to suggest Andy Murray would have any trouble against Adrian Mannarino in the U.S. Open's second round.
Fourth-ranked Baylor will be without defensive end Shawn Oakman and safety Orion Stewart in its season opener Friday night at SMU. The two starters have been suspended after violating unspecified tea rules.