SMU Mustangs football under Dave Smith

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Dave Smith was the coach of the Southern Methodist University's football team from 1973 to 1975. He compiled a 16–15–2 record, and was succeeded by Ron Meyer.[1]

1973 season[edit]

1973 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1973 record 6-4-1 (3–3-1 SWC)
Head coach Dave Smith
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 72,032)
Texas Stadium (c. 65,000)
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1973-09-15 Santa Clara* Texas StadiumIrving, Texas W 49-7   13,997
1973-09-22 at Oregon State* Parker StadiumCorvallis, Oregon W 35-16   26,189
1973-09-29 Virginia Tech* Texas Stadium • Irving, Texas W 37-6   13,683
1973-10-06 No. 15 Missouri No. 19 Texas Stadium • Irving, Texas L 7-17   19,675
1973-10-20 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston W 27-16   25,000
1973-10-27 at No. 18 Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, Texas L 14-31   45,098
1973-11-03 No. 20 Texas Cotton BowlDallas L 14-42   35,096
1973-11-10 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas L 10-45   37,180
1973-11-17 Arkansas Cotton Bowl • Dallas T 7-7   18,712
1973-11-24 at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, Texas W 38-22   23,000
1973-12-01 Texas Christian Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 21-19   18,572
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Roster[edit]

1973 SMU Mustangs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 32 Brian Duncan Jr
WR 15 Kenny Harrison So
WR 80 Freeman Johns So
RB 25 Wayne Morris So
TE 88 Oscar Roan Jr
G 65 Henry Sheppard So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 72 Louie Kelcher Jr
LB 59 Ted Thompson Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

1974 Season[edit]

1974 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1974 record 6-4-1 (3–3-1 SWC)
Head coach Dave Smith
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 72,032)
Seasons
← 1973
1975 →

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1974-09-14 vs. North Texas State* Texas StadiumIrving, Texas W 7-6   27,183
1974-09-21 Virginia Tech* Cotton BowlDallas, Texas W 28-25   13,767
1974-09-28 at No. 1 Ohio State* Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 9-28   87,487
1974-10-05 Oregon State* Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 37-30   16,958
1974-10-12 at Texas Christian Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas W 33-13   16,492
1974-10-19 Rice Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 19-14   16,184
1974-10-26 at No. 11 Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, Texas L 17-20   32,505
1974-11-02 at No. 12 Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas L 15-35   58,500
1974-11-09 No. 5 Texas A&M Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 18-14   44,463
1974-11-16 at Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, Arkansas T 24-24   46,300
1974-11-23 Baylor Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 14-31   40,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Roster[edit]

1974 SMU Mustangs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 32 Brian Duncan Sr
WR 15 Kenny Harrison Jr
WR 80 Freeman Johns Jr
RB 25 Wayne Morris Jr
TE 88 Oscar Roan Sr
G 65 Henry Sheppard Jr
QB 12 Rickey Wesson So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 72 Louie Kelcher Sr
LB 59 Ted Thompson Sr
S 40 Arthur Whittington Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

1975 Season[edit]

1975 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1975 record 4-7 (2–5 SWC)
Head coach Dave Smith
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 72,032)
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1975-09-06 at Wake Forest* Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, North Carolina W 14-7   13,400
1975-09-13 at No. 19 Florida* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida L 14-40   55,472
1975-09-27 at Houston* AstrodomeHouston W 27-16   28,713
1975-10-04 No. 11 West Virginia Cotton BowlDallas L 22-28   27,665
1975-12-10 Texas Christian Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 28-13   15,883
1975-10-18 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston L 17-28   18,000
1975-10-25 at Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, Texas L 20-37   36,020
1975-11-01 No. 8 Texas Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 22-30   35,010
1975-11-08 at No. 4 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas L 3-36   49,809
1975-11-15 Arkansas Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 7-35   21,880
1975-11-22 at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, Texas W 34-31   27,300
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Roster[edit]

1975 SMU Mustangs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 15 Kenny Harrison Sr
WR 80 Freeman Johns Sr
RB 25 Wayne Morris Sr
G 65 Henry Sheppard Sr
QB 12 Rickey Wesson Jr
S 40 Arthur Whittington 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

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