1948 SMU Mustangs football team

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1948 SMU Mustangs football
Southwest Conference champion
Cotton Bowl Classic, W, 21–13, vs. Oregon
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
AP No. 10
1948 record 9-1-1 ( SWC)
Head coach Matty Bell
Home stadium Ownby Stadium (c. 23,783, grass)
Seasons
« 1947 1949 »
1948 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 SMU $ 5 0 1     9 1 1
Texas 4 1 1     7 3 1
Baylor 3 2 1     6 3 2
Rice 3 2 1     5 4 1
Arkansas 2 4 0     5 5 0
TCU 1 4 1     4 5 1
Texas A&M 0 5 1     0 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1948 SMU Mustangs football team represented the SMU Mustangs of Southern Methodist University during the 1948 college football season. Doak Walker was a junior when he won the Heisman Trophy. Doak established several other Southwest Conference records that still stand.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
Sept. 25 at Pittsburgh W 33–14  
Oct. 2 Texas Tech W 41–6  
Oct. 9 at Missouri L 14–20  
Oct. 16 at Rice W 33–7  
Oct. 23 Santa Clara W 33–0  
Oct. 30 at Texas W 21– 6  
Nov. 6 Texas A&M W 20–14  
Nov. 13 at Arkansas W 14–12  
Nov. 20 Baylor W 13–6  
Nov. 27 Texas Christian T 7–7  
Jan. 1 vs. Oregon (Cotton Bowl Classic) W 21-13  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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Rivalries[edit]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Doak Walker Halfback 1 3 New York Bulldogs
Paul Page Halfback 1 4 New York Giants
Dick McKissack Back 2 21 Chicago Cardinals
Joe Ethridge Tight End 6 54 Green Bay Packers
Dave Moon Back 14 136 Pittsburgh Steelers
Floyd Lewis Guard 18 174 Green Bay Packers

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]