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Baylor vs. SMU Photo Gallery

Special contributor Max Siker showcases these images from Baylor Bears season opener versus SMU Mustangs at Gerald Ford Stadium in Dallas TX.

Pregame on the SMU Boulevard, football returns in a festive atmosphere

Mascot handlers of pony Peruna constantly warn anyone not to stand behind and get kicked.

Devin Chafin puts the Bears on the board immediately with his only rushing TD. He ran for 71 yards on 12 carries.

Spencer Drango celebrates the touchdown with Chafin, the first of eight.

QB Seth Russell maneuvers around SMU defenders for Baylor's second score.

After calling his own number early for the score, the rest of the Bears TDs during the day would all come through the air.

SMU dual threat QB Matt Davis tried in vain to keep the Mustangs close, pacing his team to three first half TDs. But eventually the SMU offense ran out of gas

Seth Russell had a very productive day throwing for 376 yards completing half of his passes 15/30 with 5 touchdowns.

Taion Sells celebrates an interception which swung the momentum firmly back to Baylor in a game where each team had exchanged scores

Explosive offensive passing plays was the name of the game for Baylor offense. Corey Coleman had a game-high 178 yards receiving and a touchdown

Teammate Jay Lee added 70 yards on 3 receptions. And all of his catches resulted in Baylor touchdowns.

Baylor fans filled up half of the stadium and could be heard loud throughout the game

Baylor passes its first test with flying colors. The Bears will host their next opponent Lamar at home in Waco next Saturday September 12.

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