Both SMU and Texas A&M have played one game against an FBS team in 2012.
The Mustangs were absolutely shellacked by Baylor in a 59-24 beating in Week 1, while the Aggies were outlasted by Florida in a 20-17 thriller in Week 2.
SMU was on the road in Waco while A&M had the benefit of a boisterous home crowd in their first game as a member of the SEC, but that alone hardly seems to justify the Aggies being favored by only -10.5 points this Saturday.
To make matters worse, the Hilltop will hardly be a home-field advantage for the Mustangs, not with the number of alumni Texas A&M has in the Metroplex.
In Week 1, the Mustangs defense allowed Nick Florence to do his best RG3 imitation. They'll have to do a lot better against freshman Johnny Manziel to keep the game within 10 points on Saturday.
For more coverage of SMU, stay tuned to SB Nation Dallas while Good Bill Hunting has you covered for all the latest news and analysis from Aggieland.