1968 SMU Mustangs football team

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1968 SMU Mustangs football
Astro-BluebonneBowl champion
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 16
AP No. 14
1968 record 8–3 (5–2 SWC)
Head coach Hayden Fry (7th year)
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 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl.

1968 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Arkansas + 6 1 0     10 1 0
#3 Texas + 6 1 0     9 1 1
#14 SMU 5 2 0     8 3 0
Texas Tech 4 3 0     5 3 2
Baylor 3 4 0     3 7 0
Texas A&M 2 5 0     3 7 0
TCU 2 5 0     3 7 0
Rice 0 7 0     0 9 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll


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 No. 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 No. 19 Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, TX W 39-18   50,352
1968-11-02 at No. 11 Texas No. 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 No. 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. No. 10 Oklahoma No. 20 AstrodomeHouston, TX (Astro-Bluebonett Bowl) W 28-27   55,453
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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[2]

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