SMU Mustangs football under Hayden Fry

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Hayden Fry was the coach of the Southern Methodist University's football team from 1962 to 1972. He compiled a 49–66–1 record, and was succeeded by Dave Smith.[1]

1962 Season[edit]

1962 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1962 record 2-8 (2–5 SWC)
Head coach Hayden Fry
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 75,504)
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1962-09-22 at Maryland* Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland L 0-7   33,000
1962-09-29 No. 9 USC* Cotton BowlDallas L 3-33   14,000
1962-10-06 Air Force* Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 20-25   28,000
1962-10-20 Rice Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 15-7   15,000
1962-10-27 at Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, Texas W 14-0   32,000
1962-11-03 at No. 5 Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas L 0-6   41,000
1962-11-10 Texas A&M Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 7-12   39,500
1962-11-17 at No. 7 Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, Arkansas L 7-9   41,000
1962-11-24 Baylor Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 13-17   12,000
1962-12-01 Texas Christian Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 9-14   15,400
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1963 Season[edit]

1963 SMU Mustangs football
Sun Bowl vs. Oregon, L 14-21
Conference Southwest Conference
1963 record 4-7 (2–5 SWC)
Head coach Hayden Fry
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 75,504)
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1963-09-28 at Michigan* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan L 16-27   36,659
1963-10-05 Air Force* Cotton BowlDallas TX W 10-0   30,000
1963-10-11 No. 4 Navy* Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 32-28   37,000
1963-10-19 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, Texas L 7-13   52,000
1963-10-26 Texas Tech Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 6-13   19,000
1963-11-02 No. 1 Texas Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 12-17   59,000
1963-11-09 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas W 9-7   15,000
1963-11-16 Arkansas Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 14-7   24,000
1963-11-30 at Texas Christian Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas L 15-22   19,672
1963-12-07 at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, Texas L 6-20   26,000
1963-12-31 vs. Oregon* Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, Texas (Sun Bowl) L 14-21   26,500
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1964 Season[edit]

1964 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1964 record 1-9 (0–7 SWC)
Head coach Hayden Fry
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 75,504)
Seasons
← 1963
1965 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1964-09-19 at Florida* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida L 8-24   33,000
1964-09-26 at No. 5 Ohio State* Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 8-27   80,737
1964-10-03 Arlington State* Cotton BowlDallas, Texas W 14-0   20,000
1964-10-17 Rice Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 6-7   24,000
1964-10-24 at Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, Texas L 0-12   36,000
1964-10-31 at No. 6 Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas L 0-7   69,000
1964-11-07 Texas A&M Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 0-23   32,000
1964-11-14 at No. 3 Arkansas Razorback StadiumFayetteville, Arkansas L 0-44   33,000
1964-11-21 Baylor Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 13-16   15,000
1964-11-28 Texas Christian Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 6-17   12,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1965 Season[edit]

1965 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1965 record 4-5-1 (3–4 SWC)
Head coach Hayden Fry
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 75,504)
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1965-09-18 at Miami* Miami Orange BowlMiami W 7-3   46,494
1965-09-25 at Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois L 0-42   45,714
1965-10-02 No. 2 Purdue* Cotton BowlDallas T 14-14   17,000
1965-10-16 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston W 17-14   30,000
1965-10-23 Texas Tech Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 24-26   40,000
1965-10-30 No. 9 Texas Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 31-14   40,000
1965-11-06 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas W 10-0   19,000
1965-11-13 No. 2 Arkansas Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 3-24   68,500
1965-11-20 at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, Texas L 10-20   20,000
1965-11-27 at Texas Christian Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas L 7-10   19,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1966 Season[edit]

1966 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 9
AP No. 10
1966 record 8-3 (6–1 SWC)
Head coach Hayden Fry
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 75,504)
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →

1967 Season[edit]

1967 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1967 record 3-7 (3–4 SWC)
Head coach Hayden Fry
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 75,504)
Seasons
← 1966
1968 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1967-09-16 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas W 20-17   34,000
1967-09-23 at Missouri* Memorial StadiumColumbia, Missouri L 0-21   53,000
1967-10-07 at Minnesota* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis L 3-23   41,840
1967-10-13 Army* Cotton BowlDallas L 6-24   26,500
1967-10-21 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston L 10-14   42,000
1967-10-28 Texas Tech Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 7-21   34,000
1967-11-04 Texas Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 28-35   43,000
1967-11-18 Arkansas Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 17-35   25,000
1967-11-25 at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, Texas W 16-10   20,000
1967-12-02 Texas Christian Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 28-14   17,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1968 Season[edit]

1968 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 16
AP No. 14
1968 record 8-3 (5–2 SWC)
Head coach Hayden Fry
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 72,032)
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →

1969 Season[edit]

1969 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1969 record 3-7 (3–4 SWC)
Head coach Hayden Fry
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 72,032)
Seasons
← 1968
1970 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1969-09-13 Air Force Cotton BowlDallas L 22-26   44,300
1969-09-20 at Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta L 21-24   42,624
1969-09-27 at Michigan State* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, Michigan L 15-23   72,189
1969-10-10 Texas Christian Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 19-17   31,575
1969-10-18 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston W 34-14   30,000
1969-10-25 Texas Tech Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 24-27   27,465
1969-11-01 No. 2 Texas Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 14-45   55,287
1969-11-08 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas L 10-20   33,220
1969-11-15 No. 4 Arkansas Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 15-28   35,673
1969-11-22 at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, Texas W 12-6   20,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1970 Season[edit]

1970 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1970 record 5-6 (3–4 SWC)
Head coach Hayden Fry
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 72,032)
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1970-09-12 Oklahoma* Cotton BowlDallas, Texas L 11-28   51,909
1970-09-19 at Tennessee* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee L 3-28   54,158
1970-09-26 New Mexico State* Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 34-21   30,264
1970-10-03 at Northwestern* Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois W 21-20   30,003
1970-10-17 Rice Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 10-0   24,955
1970-10-24 at Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, Texas L 10-14   46,258
1970-10-31 at No. 1 Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas L 15-42   66,500
1970-11-07 Texas A&M Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 6-3   27,918
1970-11-14 at No. 7 Arkansas Razorback StadiumFayetteville, Arkansas L 3-36   43,000
1970-11-21 Baylor Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 23-10   22,963
1970-11-28 at Texas Christian Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas L 17-26   17,118
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


Roster[edit]

1970 SMU Mustangs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 11 Gary Carter
RB 17 Gary Hammond Jr
QB 10 Chuck Hixson Sr
T 63 Bill Line Jr
G 73 John Meyer
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 24 Pat Curry
DB 43 Robert Popelka So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Chuck Hixson Quarterback 13 328 Kansas City Chiefs

1971 Season[edit]

1971 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1971 record 4-7 (3–4 SWC)
Head coach Hayden Fry
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 72,032)
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1971-09-18 at No. 10 Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma L 0-30   48,500
1971-09-25 at Missouri* Memorial StadiumColumbia, Missouri L 12-24   49,200
1971-10-02 New Mexico State* Cotton BowlDallas, Texas W 28-25   31,120
1971-10-09 at Air Force Falcon StadiumAir Force Academy, Colorado L 0-30   45,050
1971-10-16 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston W 16-10   25,000
1971-10-23 Texas Tech Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 18-17   25,681
1971-10-30 No. 14 Texas Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 18-22   40,551
1971-11-06 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas L 10-27   28,570
1971-11-13 No. 17 Arkansas Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 13-18   30,773
1971-11-20 at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, Texas W 20-6   25,000
1971-11-27 Texas Christian Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 16-18   18,128
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Roster[edit]

1971 SMU Mustangs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 17 Gary Hammond Sr
RB 28 Alvin Maxson So
T 73 John Meyer Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 24 Pat Curry Jr
DB 43 Robert Popelka Jr
DE 46 Jim Ryan
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

1972 Season[edit]

1972 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1972 record 7-4 (4–3 SWC)
Head coach Hayden Fry
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 72,032)
Texas Stadium (c. 65,000)
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1972-09-16 Wake Forest* Texas StadiumIrving, Texas W 56-10   20,175
1972-09-23 at Florida* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 21-14   42,849
1972-09-30 at Virginia Tech* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, Virginia L 10-13   26,000
1972-10-07 New Mexico State* Texas Stadium • Irving, Texas W 55-6   27,221
1972-10-21 Rice Cotton BowlDallas, Texas W 29-14   20,398
1972-10-28 at Texas Tech No. 18 Jones StadiumLubbock, Texas L 3-17   35,953
1972-11-04 at No. 9 Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas L 9-17   72,500
1972-11-11 Texas A&M Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 17-27   32,109
1972-11-18 at Arkansas Razorback StadiumFayetteville, Arkansas W 22-7   38,342
1972-11-25 Baylor Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 12-7   18,035
1972-12-02 at Texas Christian Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas W 35-22   18,152
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Roster[edit]

1972 SMU Mustangs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 28 Alvin Maxson Jr
T 73 John Meyer Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 24 Pat Curry Sr
DB 43 Robert Popelka Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

References[edit]