1989 SMU Mustangs football team

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1989 SMU Mustangs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1989 record 2-9 (0-8 SWC)
Head coach Forrest Gregg
Home stadium Ownby Stadium
Seasons
« 1988 1990 »
1989 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Arkansas 7 1 0     10 2 0
#14 Houston 6 2 0     9 2 0
#20 Texas A&M 6 2 0     8 4 0
Texas Tech 5 3 0     9 3 0
Baylor 4 4 0     5 6 0
Texas 4 4 0     5 6 0
TCU 2 6 0     4 7 0
Rice 2 6 0     2 8 1
SMU 0 8 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Southern Methodist University Mustangs football team represented the Southern Methodist University in the 1989 college football season. It was the first season played by the Mustangs after serving the death penalty. The Mustangs offense scored 187 points while the defense allowed 499 points. In a game versus the Houston Cougars on October 21, the Mustangs allowed 95 points.

Regular season[edit]

  • In the Battle for the Iron Skillet, Texas Christian beat SMU by a score of 28-10.
  • In the Mayor’s Cup, Rice beat SMU by a score of 35-6.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1989-09-02 Rice Ownby StadiumUniversity Park, TX (Battle for the Mayor's Cup) L 6-35   23,227
1989-09-16 Connecticut* Ownby Stadium • University Park, TX W 31-30   20,548
1989-09-23 Texas Ownby Stadium • University Park, TX L 13-45   23,733
1989-09-30 at Texas Christian Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX (Battle for the Iron Skillet) L 10-28   26,023
1989-10-14 Baylor Ownby Stadium • University Park, TX L 3-49   21,434
1989-10-21 at #16 Houston AstrodomeHouston, TX L 21-95   20,009
1989-10-28 North Texas*dagger Ownby Stadium • University Park, TX (Safeway Bowl) W 35-9   21,186
1989-11-04 at #20 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX L 14-63   48,948
1989-11-11 at #1 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN L 6-59   59,075
1989-11-18 #20 Texas Tech Ownby Stadium • University Park, TX L 24-48   21,885
1989-12-02 at #9 Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR L 24-38   47,112
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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