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 (1st season)
Home stadium Ownby Stadium
Seasons
← 1986
1990 →
1989 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 13 Arkansas $ 7 1 0     10 2 0
No. 14 Houston 6 2 0     9 2 0
No. 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 SMU Mustangs football team represented the Southern Methodist University in the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the first season played by the Mustangs since 1986, after be issued the "death penalty" by the NCAA. 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.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 2 Rice Ownby StadiumDallas, TX (Battle for the Mayor's Cup) L 6–35   23,227
September 16 Connecticut* Ownby Stadium • Dallas, TX W 31–30   20,548
September 23 Texas Ownby Stadium • Dallas, TX L 13–45   23,733
September 30 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX (Battle for the Iron Skillet) L 10–28   26,023
October 14 Baylor Ownby Stadium • Dallas, TX L 3–49   21,434
October 21 at No. 16 Houston AstrodomeHouston, TX L 21–95   20,009
October 28 North Texas*dagger Ownby Stadium • Dallas, TX (Safeway Bowl) W 35–9   21,186
November 4 at No. 20 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX L 14–63   48,948
November 1 at No. 1 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN L 6–59   59,075
November 18 No. 20 Texas Tech Ownby Stadium • Dallas, TX L 24–48   21,885
December 2 at No. 9 Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR L 24–38   47,112
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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