SMU Mustangs football statistical leaders

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Emmanuel Sanders owns all of the Mustangs' career receiving records.

The SMU Mustangs football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the SMU Mustangs football program in various categories,[1] including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Mustangs represent Southern Methodist University in the NCAA's American Athletic Conference.

Although SMU began competing in intercollegiate football in 1915,[1] the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1945. Records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent, and they are generally not included in these lists.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

  • Since 1945, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.
  • The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.
  • Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002.[2] The Mustangs have played in five bowl games since this decision, giving many recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.

These lists are updated through the end of the 2017 season.


Passing yards[edit]

Passing touchdowns[edit]


Rushing yards[edit]

Rushing touchdowns[edit]



Receiving yards[edit]

Receiving touchdowns[edit]

Total offense[edit]

Total offense is the sum of passing and rushing statistics. It does not include receiving or returns.[17]

Total offense yards[edit]

Total touchdowns[edit]






Field goals made[edit]

Field goal percentage[edit]


  1. ^ a b "2016 SMU Mustangs Media Guide". Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  2. ^ "NCAA changes policy on football stats". AP. 2002-08-28. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Ben Hicks". Retrieved April 30, 2018. 
  4. ^ a b c d "SMU outlasts Temple in barnburner, 59-49". 2013-10-26. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Rutgers edges SMU in triple OT in first AAC meeting". 2013-10-05. 
  6. ^ a b "Cincinnati holds on for 28-25 win over SMU". 2013-11-09. 
  7. ^ "Braeden West runs for 220 yds, 2TDs; SMU tops Liberty, 29-14". 2016-09-17. 
  8. ^ "SMU beats Marshall to become bowl eligible". 2010-11-20. 
  9. ^ "SMU 40, Northwestern St. 7". 2011-09-17. 
  10. ^ a b c "Trey Quinn". April 30, 2018. 
  11. ^ "Box Score: SMU vs. Houston". October 7, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2018. 
  12. ^ a b "Box Score: SMU vs. Cincinnati". October 21, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2018. 
  13. ^ "Box Score: Connecticut vs. SMU". September 30, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2018. 
  14. ^ "Shane Carden, No. 22 East Carolina beat SMU in AAC debut". 2014-10-04. 
  15. ^ a b "Flowers, McCants shine as South Florida holds off SMU 35-27". 2016-11-19. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f g "Courtland Sutton". Retrieved April 30, 2018. 
  17. ^ "Official 2007 NCAA Division I Football Record Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  18. ^ "Matt Davis". Retrieved 2016-12-06. 
  19. ^ "Walk-on Baker Mayfield has five touchdowns in Texas Tech win". 2013-08-30. 
  20. ^ a b "Justin Lawler". Sports-Reference CFB. Retrieved April 30, 2018. 
  21. ^ a b c "Josh Williams". Retrieved April 30, 2018.