The Texas A&M football team opens the 2011 season against SMU at Kyle Field in front of a national television audience on Sunday. The Aggies are coming off a 9-4 season and will be playing a Southern Methodist team that has gone to two straight bowl games. Both A&M and SMU feature senior-laden lineups. A&M returns 18 starters and SMU returns 16 starters from the 2010 season.
June Jones has slowly built the SMU program back to respectability. After a stretch of 25 years where they did not qualify for a bowl, Jones has led the Mustangs to back-to-back postseason appearances. Jones turned around the Hawaii program and is well on his way to doing the same on the Hilltop.
Let's take a look at the matchups that will determine the outcome of the game on Sunday.