We didn't quite get that smoking scoreboard we expected in Dallas, where air raid Texas Tech outran run 'n' raid SMU. But we did see the reigning Big 12 co-champions lose to a FCS team. A really good FCS team. Full weekend TV schedule here. Thursday night's scores.
With what should be one of the two or three best defenses in the country and a mostly easy home slate, Michigan State should easy place in the top 20 and win 8-9 games. The numbers suggest the ceiling could be much, much higher.
If you could build a mid-major FBS program from scratch, you would probably choose to base it in Atlanta. Georgia State is going to be pretty awful in 2013, but it is a program worth watching as it gets its footing.