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 #9 Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 4-6   37,000
1953-10-09 Missouri* Cotton BowlDallas, TX W 20-7   35,000
1953-10-17 #11 Rice Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 12-7   50,000
1953-10-24 at Kansas #13 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 14-6   29,000
1953-10-31 Texas #11 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX L 7-16   51,000
1953-11-07 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 23-0   20,000
1953-11-14 Arkansas Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 13-7   26,500
1953-11-21 at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX L 21-27   30,000
1953-11-28 at Texas Christian Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX L 0-13   27,000
1953-12-05 at #2 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN 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 #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, TX L 7-10   34,504
1954-10-09 at Missouri* Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO W 25-6   27,500
1954-10-16 at #15 Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 20-6   63,500
1954-10-23 Kansas* Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 36-18   20,037
1954-10-30 at Texas #18 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX T 13-13   50,000
1954-11-06 Texas A&M Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 6-3   44,307
1954-11-13 at #4 Arkansas #19 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 21-14   25,000
1954-11-20 #20 Baylor #11 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX L 21-33   47,000
1954-11-27 Texas Christian Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 21-6   30,022
1954-12-04 #4 Notre Dame* Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX 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 #11 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN L 0-17   56,454
1955-10-01 at #3 Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 7-20   34,000
1955-10-07 Missouri* Cotton BowlDallas, TX W 13-6   25,000
1955-10-14 #15 Rice Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 20-0   46,000
1955-10-22 at Kansas* Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 33-14   20,000
1955-10-29 Texas Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX L 18-19   46,000
1955-11-05 at #12 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX L 2-13   38,000
1955-11-12 Arkansas Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX L 0-6   32,500
1955-11-19 at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX W 12-0   20,000
1955-11-26 at #7 Texas Christian Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX 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 #3 Notre Dame* Cotton BowlDallas, TX W 19-13   61,000
1956-09-29 #2 Georgia Tech* #5 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX L 7-9   46,500
1956-10-06 at Missouri* #12 Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO W 33-27   25,000
1956-10-13 at Duke* #19 Duke StadiumDurham, NC L 6-14   25,000
1956-10-20 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 14-13   47,000
1956-11-03 at Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 20-19   35,000
1956-11-10 #5 Texas A&M Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX L 7-33   62,500
1956-11-17 at Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR L 13-27   34,000
1956-11-24 #16 Baylor Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX L 0-26   28,000
1956-12-01 #14 Texas Christian Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX L 6-21   32,500
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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