ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas A&M's band just finished the national anthem, and we're almost set to go here in Arlington. It's a pretty good crowd, with a few empty sections in the upper deck, but it should be a loud one, and just like all of these neutral-site games, a bowl atmosphere.
And the roof may be closed, but the de facto garage doors on both ends of the stadium are open.
Look for plenty of points today from two of the best quarterbacks in college football taking on improving but still vulnerable defenses. Ryan Mallett and Jerrod Johnson will probably test those defenses deep more than a few times today, so regardless of score, it'll be entertaining.