SMU Mustangs football under Bill Meek

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Bill Meek was the coach of the Southern Methodist University's football team from 1957 to 1961. He compiled a 17–29–4 record, and was succeeded by Hayden Fry.[1]

1957 Season[edit]

1957 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1957 record 4-5-1 (3–3 SWC)
Head coach Bill Meek
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 75,504)
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1957-09-21 at California* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California W 13-6   45,000
1957-09-28 at No. 3 Georgia Tech* No. 15 Grant FieldAtlanta T 0-0   30,000
1957-10-11 Missouri* Cotton BowlDallas, Texas L 6-7   26,500
1957-10-19 No. 19 Rice Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 21-27   36,000
1957-11-02 No. 13 Texas Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 19-12   42,000
1957-11-09 at No. 1 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas L 6-19   28,000
1957-11-16 Arkansas Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 27-22   25,500
1957-11-23 at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, Texas W 14-7   15,000
1957-11-30 at Texas Christian Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas L 0-21   25,000
1957-12-07 No. 10 Notre Dame* Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 21-54   51,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1958 Season[edit]

1958 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 18
AP No. 18
1958 record 6-4 (4–2 SWC)
Head coach Bill Meek
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 75,504)
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1958-09-27 at No. 1 Ohio State* No. 20 Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 20-23   63,113
1958-10-04 No. 7 Notre Dame* No. 17 Cotton BowlDallas, Texas L 6-14   61,500
1958-10-11 at Missouri* No. 18 Memorial StadiumColumbia, Missouri W 32-19   29,000
1958-10-18 Rice No. 16 Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 7-13   39,000
1958-10-25 Georgia Tech* Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 20-0   27,000
1958-11-01 at No. 16 Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas W 26-10   58,000
1958-11-08 Texas A&M No. 20 Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 33-0   53,000
1958-11-15 at Arkansas No. 15 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, Arkansas L 6-13   28,000
1958-11-22 Baylor Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 33-29   26,500
1958-11-29 No. 7 Texas Christian Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 20-13   49,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1959 Season[edit]

1959 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1959 record 5-4-1 (2–3-3 SWC)
Head coach Bill Meek
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 75,504)
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →

1960 Season[edit]

1960 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1960 record 0-9-1 (0–6-1 SWC)
Head coach Bill Meek
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 75,504)
Seasons
← 1959
1961 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1960-09-17 at Missouri* Memorial StadiumColumbia, Missouri L 0-20   26,500
1960-09-24 at No. 20 Ohio State* Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 0-24   84,296
1960-10-08 vs. No. 6 Navy* Foreman FieldNorfolk, Virginia (Oyster Bowl) L 7-26   30,000
1960-10-15 Rice Cotton BowlDallas, Texas L 0-47   26,500
1960-10-22 at Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, Texas L 7-28   32,000
1960-10-29 at Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas L 7-17   34,000
1960-11-05 Texas A&M Cotton Bowl • Dallas T 0-0   35,000
1960-11-12 at No. 9 Arkansas Razorback StadiumFayetteville, Arkansas L 3-26   31,500
1960-11-19 Baylor Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 7-20   23,000
1960-11-26 Texas Christian Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 0-13   20,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1961 Season[edit]

1961 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1961 record 2-7-1 (1–5-1 SWC)
Head coach Bill Meek
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 75,504)
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1961-09-23 Maryland* Cotton BowlDallas, Texas L 6-14   17,000
1961-09-29 at USC* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles L 16-21   29,148
1961-10-07 Air Force* Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 9-7   28,000
1961-10-21 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, Texas L 0-10   37,000
1961-10-28 Texas Tech Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 8-7   17,000
1961-11-04 No. 3 Texas Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 0-27   41,000
1961-11-11 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas L 12-25   18,000
1961-11-18 Arkansas Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 7-21   17,000
1961-11-25 at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, Texas L 6-31   17,000
1961-12-02 at Texas Christian Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas T 28-28   20,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Roster[edit]

1961 SMU Mustangs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 17 Jerry Rhome So
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

References[edit]