SMU Mustangs football under Woody Woodard

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Woody Woodard was the coach of the Southern Methodist University's football team from 1953 to 1956. He compiled a 19–20–1 record, and was succeeded by Bill Meek.[1]

1953 Season[edit]

1953 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1953 record 5-5 (3–3 SWC)
Head coach Woody Woodard
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 75,504)
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1953-10-03 at No. 9 Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta L 4-6   37,000
1953-10-09 Missouri* Cotton BowlDallas, Texas W 20-7   35,000
1953-10-17 No. 11 Rice Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 12-7   50,000
1953-10-24 at Kansas No. 13 Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas W 14-6   29,000
1953-10-31 Texas No. 11 Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 7-16   51,000
1953-11-07 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas W 23-0   20,000
1953-11-14 Arkansas Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 13-7   26,500
1953-11-21 at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, Texas L 21-27   30,000
1953-11-28 at Texas Christian Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas L 0-13   27,000
1953-12-05 at No. 2 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, Indiana L 14-40   35,522
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1954 Season[edit]

1954 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 17
1954 record 6-3-1 (4–1-1 SWC)
Head coach Woody Woodard
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 75,504)
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1954-10-02 Georgia Tech* Cotton BowlDallas, Texas L 7-10   34,504
1954-10-09 at Missouri* Memorial StadiumColumbia, Missouri W 25-6   27,500
1954-10-16 at No. 15 Rice Rice StadiumHouston, Texas W 20-6   63,500
1954-10-23 Kansas* Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 36-18   20,037
1954-10-30 at Texas No. 18 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas T 13-13   50,000
1954-11-06 Texas A&M Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 6-3   44,307
1954-11-13 at No. 4 Arkansas No. 19 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, Arkansas W 21-14   25,000
1954-11-20 No. 20 Baylor No. 11 Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 21-33   47,000
1954-11-27 Texas Christian Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 21-6   30,022
1954-12-04 No. 4 Notre Dame* Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 14-26   75,704
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1955 Season[edit]

1955 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1955 record 4-6 (2–4 SWC)
Head coach Woody Woodard
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 75,504)
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1955-09-24 at No. 11 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, Indiana L 0-17   56,454
1955-10-01 at No. 3 Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta L 7-20   34,000
1955-10-07 Missouri* Cotton BowlDallas, Texas W 13-6   25,000
1955-10-14 No. 15 Rice Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 20-0   46,000
1955-10-22 at Kansas* Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas W 33-14   20,000
1955-10-29 Texas Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 18-19   46,000
1955-11-05 at No. 12 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas L 2-13   38,000
1955-11-12 Arkansas Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 0-6   32,500
1955-11-19 at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, Texas W 12-0   20,000
1955-11-26 at No. 7 Texas Christian Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas L 13-20   33,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1956 Season[edit]

1956 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1956 record 4-6 (2–4 SWC)
Head coach Woody Woodard
Home stadium Cotton Bowl (c. 75,504)
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1956-09-22 No. 3 Notre Dame* Cotton BowlDallas, Texas W 19-13   61,000
1956-09-29 No. 2 Georgia Tech* No. 5 Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 7-9   46,500
1956-10-06 at Missouri* No. 12 Memorial StadiumColumbia, Missouri W 33-27   25,000
1956-10-13 at Duke* No. 19 Duke StadiumDurham, North Carolina L 6-14   25,000
1956-10-20 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, Texas W 14-13   47,000
1956-11-03 at Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas W 20-19   35,000
1956-11-10 No. 5 Texas A&M Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 7-33   62,500
1956-11-17 at Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, Arkansas L 13-27   34,000
1956-11-24 No. 16 Baylor Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 0-26   28,000
1956-12-01 No. 14 Texas Christian Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 6-21   32,500
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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