1959 SMU Mustangs football team

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1959 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #Not ranked
AP #Not ranked
1959 record 5-4-1 (2-3-1 SWC)
Head coach Bill Meek
Home stadium Ownby Stadium
Seasons
« 1958 1960 »

The 1959 Southern Methodist University Mustangs football team represented the Southern Methodist University in the 1959 college football season. The Mustangs offense scored 147 points while the defense allowed 133 points. At season’s end, the Mustangs were not ranked in the national standings.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1959-09-26 at #16 Georgia Tech* #6 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 12-16   43,000
1959-10-03 #15 Navy* Cotton BowlDallas, TX W 20-7   46,000
1959-10-09 Missouri* #15 Cotton BowlDallas, TX W 23-2   33,000
1959-10-17 at Rice #16 Rice StadiumHouston, TX T 13-13   65,000
1959-10-24 Texas Tech Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 21-13   30,000
1959-10-31 #4 Texas Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX L 0-21   65,000
1959-11-07 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 14-11   19,000
1959-11-14 #20 Arkansas Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX L 14-17   31,000
1959-11-21 at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX W 30-14   25,000
1959-11-28 at #8 Texas Christian Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX L 0-19   40,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Team Players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Don Meredith Quarterback 3 32 Chicago Bears
Jim Welch Defensive Back 3 34 Baltimore Colts
James Jones End 13 145 Los Angeles Rams

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Awards and honors[edit]

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