HOUSTON -- The Saint Mary's Gaels just came out of the tunnel first and received a hearty welcome of boos from the overwhelmingly pro-Baylor crowd. However, let's make this perfectly clear: Reliant Stadium looks practically empty.
It looks like these two teams are playing a meaningless, non-conference game here like in some preseason tourney or something. The lower bowl, even the premium seats, let alone the end zone seats, isn't even full. The middle bowl has a few folks scattered about. It's another reason why it's too bad the Aggies aren't here.
A nice roar has filled the cavernous space for the Bears' entrance onto the raised floor in the center of Reliant. Unless there's 40,000 Dukies outside, this has to be a significant disappointment. One thing is for sure, this is not the Carrier Dome.