1959 SMU Mustangs football team

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1959 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1959 record 5–4–1 (2–3–1 SWC)
Head coach Bill Meek (3rd season)
Home stadium Cotton Bowl
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 9 Arkansas + 5 1 0     9 2 0
No. 4 Texas + 5 1 0     9 2 0
No. 7 TCU + 5 1 0     8 3 0
SMU 2 3 1     5 4 1
Baylor 2 4 0     4 6 0
Rice 1 4 1     1 7 2
Texas A&M 0 6 0     3 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 Southern Methodist University Mustangs football team represented the Southern Methodist University in the 1959 college football season. The Mustangs offense scored 147 points while the defense allowed 133 points. At season's end, the Mustangs were not ranked in the national standings.

Roster[edit]

1959 SMU Mustangs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 17 Don Meredith Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 26 at No. 16 Georgia Tech* No. 6 Grant FieldAtlanta L 12–16   43,000
October 3 No. 15 Navy* Cotton BowlDallas W 20–7   46,000
October 9 Missouri* No. 15 Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 23–2   33,000
October 17 at Rice No. 16 Rice StadiumHouston, Texas T 13–13   65,000
October 24 Texas Tech* Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 21–13   30,000
October 31 No. 4 Texas Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 0–21   65,000
November 7 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas W 14–11   19,000
November 14 No. 20 Arkansas Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 14–17   31,000
November 21 at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, Texas W 30–14   25,000
November 28 at No. 8 TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas L 0–19   40,000
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Don Meredith Quarterback 3 32 Chicago Bears
Jim Welch Defensive back 3 34 Baltimore Colts
James Jones End 13 145 Los Angeles Rams

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