SMU Mustangs football under J. Burton Rix

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J. Burton Rix was the coach of the Southern Methodist University's football team from 1917 to 1921. He compiled a 16–19–7 record, and was succeeded by Ray Morrison. In 1921 he served as co-head coach with Bill Cunningham and Victor Kelly[1]

1917 Season[edit]

1917 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1917 record 3-2-3 ( TIAA)
Head coach J. Burton Rix
Home stadium Armstrong Field
Seasons
← 1916
1918 →
Date Opponent Site Result
1917-10-06 Meridian College Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas W 20–7  
1917-10-13 at Austin College Sherman, Texas W 20–0  
1917-10-20 at Texas Christian Clark Field • Fort Worth, Texas L 0–21  
1917-10-27 Dallas University Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas T 7–7  
1917-11-03 Trinity Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas W 20–0  
1917-11-10 Howard Payne Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas L 7–14  
1917-11-17 Baylor Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas T 0–0  
1917-11-29 Southwestern Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas T 0–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1918 Season[edit]

1918 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1918 record 4-2 (1-2 SWC)
Head coach J. Burton Rix
Home stadium Armstrong Field
Seasons
← 1917
1919 →
Date Opponent Site Result
1918-10-19 Austin College* Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas W 19–0  
1918-10-26 Texas Christian* Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas W 1–0 (Forfeit)  
1918-11-02 Love Field* Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas W 6–0  
1918-11-09 Baylor Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas W 14–0  
1918-11-23 at Texas Clark FieldAustin, Texas L 0–32  
1918-11-30 at Rice Rice FieldHouston, Texas L 0–13  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1919 Season[edit]

1919 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1919 record 5-4-1 (0-2-1 SWC)
Head coach J. Burton Rix
Home stadium Armstrong Field
Seasons
← 1918
1920 →
Date Opponent Site Result
1919-09-27 Berleson College* Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas W 26–6  
1919-10-04 Wesley College* Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas W 7–6  
1919-10-11 Texas A&M Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas L 0–16  
1919-10-18 Daniel Baker* Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas W 6–0 (Forfeit)  
1919-10-25 Howard Payne* Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas L 9–14  
1919-11-01 Austin College* Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas W 41–0  
1919-11-08 at Rice Rice FieldHouston, Texas L 14–21  
1919-11-15 Trinity* Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas W 46–6  
1919-11-22 at Baylor Carroll FieldWaco, Texas T 7–7  
1919-11-27 at Southwestern* Georgetown, Texas L 6–10  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1920 Season[edit]

1920 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1920 record 3-5-2 (0-4-1 SWC)
Head coach J. Burton Rix
Home stadium Armstrong Field
Seasons
← 1919
1921 →
Date Opponent Site Result
1920-09-25 Daniel Baker* Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas W 70–0  
1920-10-02 Simmons* Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas T 0–0  
1920-10-09 Texas A&M Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas L 0–3  
1920-10-15 Howard Payne* Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas W 14–0  
1920-10-22 Arkansas Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas L 0–6  
1920-10-30 Trinity* Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas W 38–7  
1920-11-06 Rice Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas L 0–10  
1920-11-13 Texas Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas L 3–21  
1920-11-20 Austin College* Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas L 0–43  
1920-11-27 Baylor Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas T 0–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1921 Season[edit]

1921 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1921 record 1-6-1 (0-4-1 SWC)
Head coach

J. Burton Rix

W.A. Cunningham (interim)
Home stadium Armstrong Field
Seasons
← 1920
1922 →
Date Opponent Site Result
1921-10-01 Howard Payne* Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas W 3–0  
1921-10-12 Texas A&M Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas L 0–13  
1921-10-21 Austin College* Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas L 6–17  
1921-10-29 at Arkansas Fort Smith, Arkansas L 0–14  
1921-11-05 Rice Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas L 0–7  
1921-11-12 Texas Christian* Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas L 6–13  
1921-11-19 Southwestern* Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas T 0–0  
1921-11-24 at Baylor Carroll FieldWaco, Texas L 0–28  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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