SMU replaces Baylor with Montana State
The Bears were lined up to play SMU for a second consecutive season, but the Mustangs replaced Baylor with Montana State on its schedule, leaving the Bears in search of a 12th game on their 2013 slate.
SMU was already scheduled to play three other Big 12 teams (Texas Tech, Texas A&M and TCU) next season, but needed to make room for their Big East schedule after moving up from Conference USA.
From the Waco Tribune-Herald:
"While this is a rivalry that both schools value, we decided it would be best if we did not play this season," SMU athletic director Rick Hart said. “This was not an easy decision and was made only after careful deliberation. With three Big 12 games and one SEC matchup on our nonconference schedule and an upgraded conference schedule as we join the Big East, we felt we needed to bring some balance to our 2013 schedule."
Baylor has home dates against FBS opponents Buffalo and Louisiana-Monroe on its schedule for now, but we'll see who finds a spot as the 12th game on the Bears' 2013 slate, the last one in Floyd Casey Stadium before the Bears move into their new riverside digs in 2014.
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