The Southern Methodist University Mustangs Football team has one of the most storied histories in the country. The Mustangs play in the American Athletic Conference against many of the budding brands in college football. SMU first fielded a football team in 1915 and has won over 400 games and 11 conference titles since then. In addition to the conference championships, SMU has played in 14 bowl games and won 3 national championships. Some of the all time great college football players have played for the Mustangs including, “Dandy” Don Meredith, Eric Dickerson, Raymond Berry, and Heisman Trophy winner Doak Walker. Recent success has brought pride back into the program and created many great new traditions including, “Boulevarding,” which is easily one of the largest and most exhilarating tailgating in the country. When attending games at Gerald J. Ford Stadium fans should remember to wear red and be prepared to sing the “Pony Battle Cry” early and often. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for SMU Mustangs football tickets.
2015 Mustangs Season Preview
The Southern Methodist University Mustangs football team had an interesting year in 2013. It was the first year the Mustangs were in the American Athletic Conference (AAC) and the first year they were in one of the power conferences since the breakup of the Southwest Conference. The season was defined by near misses. SMU lost to UCF, Cincinnati, and Rutgers by 4 points or less. 2014 opens with more transition for the Ponies with the resignation of June Jones, and the introduction of Tom Mason as interim head coach. But there is much reason for optimism in Dallas as the Mustangs have some of the most dangerous offensive players in the AAC. The running back duo of Kevin Pope and Prescott Line is incredibly dynamic, and senior receiver Der’ikk Thompson should see plenty of targets. There are a number of high profile teams on SMU’s 2014 football schedule, including Texas A&M, and TCU, both of whom will make trips to Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Key games in the AAC for the Mustangs will be October 18th against Cincinnati, and November 28th against Houston.
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SMU Mustangs Football at Gerald J. Ford Stadium Address: 5800 Ownby Dr. Dallas, Texas, 75205
The SMU Mustangs play their home games at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Ford Stadium has been home to the Mustangs since 2000 and can seat over 31,000 fans. The stadium stands on the site of SMU’s old Ownby Stadium, and is one of the newest stadiums in the country. SMU is known for having one of the best student sections anywhere and Gerald J. Ford Stadium is consistently one of the toughest stadiums in the State of Texas for opponents to get a win. The SMU Mustangs home bench is on the Gerald J. Ford Stadium sideline with sections 100-108. Gerald J. Ford Stadium parking information is covered in our Mustangs event guide.
SMU vs. TCU
The biggest college football rivalry in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex pits these two athletic and academic powerhouses against each other. The two schools first met in 1915 and have played in all but 6 years since then. The winner of the game has been awarded the Iron Skillet Trophy since 1946, after a TCU fan confronted and made a wager with a SMU fan after seeing him grill frog legs in a skillet. These schools compete for players, students, fans, and much North Texas football pride.
SMU vs. Rice
Two of the most accomplished football programs from private universities, SMU-Rice is one of the better rivalries in the State of Texas. The matchup dates back to 1916 and reached its height when both schools were members of the Southwest Conference. The winner is awarded the Mayor’s Cup and Texas bragging rights. With SMU leaving to join the AAC, this rivalry has been put on hold, with fans from both sides hoping that it is brought back soon.
SMU vs. Navy
One of the budding rivalries in college football, these two traditional powers battle for the Gansz Trophy. Created in 2009, the Gansz Trophy represents the ties between the two programs and is named after Frank Gansz who played at Navy, and coached at SMU. The schools have played over 15 times dating back to 1930. With both Navy and SMU joining the AAC, this rivalry will be played annually, giving fans and players hope that the best of this rivalry is yet to come.
SMU Mustangs Event Guide
How can I buy cheap SMU Mustangs tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of SMU Mustangs football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. SMU tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee AAC opponents like UCF, Cincinnati, and Houston can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer the best opportunity to purchase SMU tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2015-2016 SMU Mustangs football schedule?
The Mustangs 2015-2016 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the AAC. SMU plays in the American Athletic Conference, which means games against UCF, USF, Houston, Memphis, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Tulsa, and UCONN. Game times are announced by the AAC as soon as the TV schedule is set. SMU’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also compete with TCU for the Iron Skillet. If you are looking for Mustangs news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official SMU Mustangs team roster.
Can I buy SMU Mustangs football season tickets?
SMU Mustangs season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase SMU football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.
What is the best SMU rivalry game during the season?
SMU’s rivalry with TCU is without a doubt the biggest game on the schedule. The two most prominent football programs in DFW, the players, coaches, and fan bases dream about winning this game. The history of the Iron Skillet Trophy shows that the passion and pride involved with this game is not limited to what happens on the field.
What is the best gameday tradition at a Mustangs home game?
SMU is home to one of the largest, and most exciting tailgating events in the country. Known to as “Boulevarding,” thousands of passionate Mustangs fans stretch from the Boulevard in front of Dallas Hall all the way to Hughes-Trigg. There are all kinds of activities for people of all ages, including mouthwatering food, great drinks, and a plethora of Pony pride.