1948 SMU Mustangs football team

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1948 SMU Mustangs football
Southwest Conference champion
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
AP No. 10
1948 record 9–1–1 ( SWC)
Head coach Matty Bell (11th season)
Home stadium Ownby Stadium (c. 23,783, grass)
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →
1948 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 SMU $ 5 0 1     9 1 1
Texas 4 1 1     7 3 1
Baylor 3 2 1     6 3 2
Rice 3 2 1     5 4 1
Arkansas 2 4 0     5 5 0
TCU 1 4 1     4 5 1
Texas A&M 0 5 1     0 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1948 SMU Mustangs football team represented the SMU Mustangs of Southern Methodist University during the 1948 college football season. Doak Walker was a junior when he won the Heisman Trophy. Doak established several other Southwest Conference records that still stand.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 25 at Pittsburgh* Pitt StadiumPittsburgh W 33–14   31,469
October 2 Texas Tech* Ownby StadiumUniversity Park, Texas W 41–6   23,000
October 9 at Missouri* No. 4 Memorial StadiumColumbia, Missouri L 14–20   30,892
October 16 at Rice No. 14 Rice FieldHouston (Rivalry) W 33–7   32,600
October 23 Santa Clara* No. 11 Cotton BowlDallas W 33–0   50,000
October 30 at Texas No. 11 Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas W 21–6   68,750
November 6 Texas A&M No. 8 Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 20–14   55,000
November 13 at Arkansas No. 7 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, Arkansas W 14–12   23,000
November 20 Baylor No. 10 Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 13–6   58,000
November 27 TCU No. 8 Cotton Bowl • Dallas (Rivalry) T 7–7   67,431
January 1 vs. No. 9 Oregon* No. 10 Cotton Bowl • Dallas (Cotton Bowl Classic) W 21–13   70,000
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Doak Walker Halfback 1 3 New York Bulldogs
Paul Page Halfback 1 4 New York Giants
Dick McKissack Back 2 21 Chicago Cardinals
Joe Ethridge Tight end 6 54 Green Bay Packers
Dave Moon Back 14 136 Pittsburgh Steelers
Floyd Lewis Guard 18 174 Green Bay Packers
Bob Folsom End 19 183 Green Bay Packers

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2007-12-05. 
  2. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1949.htm