1968 SMU Mustangs football team

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1968 SMU Mustangs football
Bluebonnet Bowl champions
Bluebonnet Bowl, Win, 28-27, Oklahoma
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #16
AP #14
1968 record 8-3 (5-2 Southwest)
Head coach Hayden Fry
Home stadium Ownby Stadium
Seasons
« 1967 1969 »

The 1968 Southern Methodist University Mustangs football team represented the Southern Methodist University in the 1968 college football season. The club was victorious in the 1968 Bluebonnet Bowl.

Regular season[edit]

  • In the Battle for the Iron Skillet, SMU beat Texas Christian by a score of 21-14.
  • In the Mayor’s Cup, SMU beat Rice by a score of 32-24.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1968-09-21 at Auburn* Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 37-28   40,000
1968-09-28 #11 Ohio State* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 14-35   73,855
1968-10-05 North Carolina State* Cotton BowlDallas, TX W 35-14   38,000
1968-10-12 at Texas Christian Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 21-14   31,542
1968-10-19 Rice Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 32-24   25,000
1968-10-26 at #19 Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, TX W 39-18   50,352
1968-11-02 at #11 Texas #13 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 7-38   66,397
1968-11-09 Texas A&M Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 36-23   42,000
1968-11-16 at #10 Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR L 29-35   45,500
1968-11-23 Baylor Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 33-17   22,000
1968-12-31 vs. #10 Oklahoma #20 AstrodomeHouston, TX (Astro-Bluebonett Bowl) W 28-27   55,453
*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
Jerry Levias Wide Receiver 2 40 Houston Oilers
Mike Richardson Running Back 7 171 Houston Oilers
Terry May Center 11 274 Houston Oilers

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Chuck Hickson, Sammy Baugh Trophy[3]

References[edit]