No. 4 Baylor at SMU (6 p.m. Friday, ESPN): Robert Griffin III started the run of records at the quarterback position at Baylor. After Nick Florence and Bryce Petty followed suit, it’s Seth Russell’s turn. Russell is a junior who has more than 1,200 passing yards and 11 touchdowns in his career so far. Having talented wide receivers like Corey Coleman and KD Cannon to target, along with RB Shock Linwood, should allow Russell to ease into his role as starter against the Mustangs. The Bears averaged 581.5 yards a game last season (365.9 through the air) and led the nation in scoring with 48.2 points a game. Baylor’s defense wasn’t always on a championship level, however, allowing 25.5 points a game. The Bears do have nine returning starters on defense, including seniors Shawn Oakman and Beau Blackshear anchoring the line. Oakman, however, reportedly is suspended for the opener for a violation of team rules along with defensive back Orion Stewart, a source told Bleacher Report late Thursday. Baylor’s last game was a giant letdown, in which the Bears blew a late lead to lose the Cotton Bowl to Michigan State. With Baylor back in DFW to open the season, expect the Bears to attempt to run up the score and erase all memory of the loss to the Spartans.