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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 SMU Mustangs football
Astro-BluebonneBowl champion
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 14
1968 record8–3 (5–2 SWC)
Head coachHayden Fry (7th season)
Home stadiumOwnby Stadium
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Arkansas + 6 1 0     10 1 0
No. 3 Texas + 6 1 0     9 1 1
No. 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


ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 21at Auburn*W 37–2840,000
September 28at No. 11 Ohio State*L 14–3573,855
October 5North Carolina State*W 35–1438,000
October 12at TCUW 21–1431,542
October 19Rice
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas, TX
W 32–2425,000
October 26at No. 19 Texas TechW 39–1850,352
November 2at No. 11 TexasNo. 13L 7–3866,397
November 9Texas A&M
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas, TX
W 36–2342,000
November 16at No. 10 ArkansasL 29–3545,500
November 23Baylor
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas, TX
W 33–1722,000
December 31vs. No. 10 OklahomaNo. 20W 28–2755,453
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1968 SMU Mustangs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
G 61 Que Brittain Jr
QB 11 Gary Carter So
FB 22 Pinky Clements Sr
TE 85 Ken Fleming So
QB 10 Chuck Hixson So
WR 81 Sam Holden Jr
T 76 Bill Jackson So
WR 23 Jerry LeVias Sr
T 72 Terry May Sr
G 68 Kemp McMillan Jr
C 57 Stan Poulos Jr
RB 24 Mike Richardson Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 32 Mike Armstrong Jr
DL 56 Rufus Cormier Jr
DL 50 R. D. Crenshaw Sr
S 47 Daryl Doggett Jr
DE 94 Tommy Fraser Jr
DT 62 Jim Johnston So
DB 40 Jimmy Livingston Sr
DE 89 Mike Mitchell Sr
DB 45 Mike Nekuza So
LB 38 Bruce Portillo Jr
LB 31 Joe Stutts So
DB 41 Larry Tunnell So
DT 69 Bill Wright So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Jerry Levias Wide receiver 2 40 Houston Oilers
Mike Richardson (running back, born 1946) Running back 7 171 Houston Oilers
Terry May Center 11 274 Houston Oilers

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Awards and honorsEdit

  • Chuck Hixson, Sammy Baugh Trophy[2]

ReferencesEdit