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Ron Meyer was the coach of the Southern Methodist University's football team from 1976 to 1981. He compiled a 34–32–1 record, and was succeeded by Bobby Collins.[1]

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1976 SeasonEdit

1976 SMU Mustangs football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1976 record3-8 (2–6 SWC)
Head coachRon Meyer
Home stadiumCotton Bowl (c. 72,032)
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Houston + 7 1 0     10 2 0
No. 13 Texas Tech + 7 1 0     10 2 0
No. 7 Texas A&M 6 2 0     10 2 0
Baylor 4 3 1     7 3 1
Texas 4 4 0     5 5 1
Arkansas 3 4 1     5 5 1
Rice 2 6 0     3 8 0
SMU 2 6 0     3 8 0
TCU 0 8 0     0 11 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll


ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
1976-09-11Texas ChristianW 34-1424,328
1976-09-18at No. 14 Alabama*L 3-5663,203
1976-09-25vs. North Texas State*W 38-3125,539
1976-10-02at Memphis State*L 13-2731,424
1976-10-09at BaylorL 20-2725,000
1976-10-16No. 19 Houston*
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas
L 6-2928,204
1976-10-23at No. 13 TexasL 12-1350,000
1976-10-30Texas A&M
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas
L 0-3635,213
1976-11-06at RiceL 34-4118,000
1976-11-13at No. 5 Texas TechL 7-3434,780
1976-11-20vs. ArkansasW 35-3132,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1976 SMU Mustangs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OL 71 Mike Jusko Fr
WR 21 Emanuel Tolbert Fr
SR 81 Gene Ratliff So
QB 12 Ricky Wesson Sr
RB 40 Arthur Whittington Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL 61 Charles Hunt Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

1977 SeasonEdit

1977 SMU Mustangs football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1977 record4-7 (3–5 SWC)
Head coachRon Meyer
Home stadiumCotton Bowl (c. 72,032)
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →
1977 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Texas $ 8 0 0     11 1 0
No. 3 Arkansas 7 1 0     11 1 0
Texas A&M 6 2 0     8 4 0
Houston 4 4 0     6 5 0
Texas Tech 4 4 0     7 5 0
Baylor 3 5 0     5 6 0
SMU 3 5 0     4 7 0
TCU 1 7 0     2 9 0
Rice 0 8 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
1977-09-10at Texas ChristianW 45-2119,576
1977-09-17vs. North Texas State*L 13-2426,097
1977-09-24Tulane*W 28-2318,460
1977-10-01No. 6 Ohio State*
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas
L 7-3545,000
1977-10-08at BaylorL 6-930,300
1977-10-15at No. 19 Houston*W 37-2330,774
1977-10-22No. 2 Texas
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas
L 14-3036,151
1977-10-29at No. 11 Texas A&ML 21-3853,932
1977-11-05Rice
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas
W 41-246,918
1977-11-12No. 18 Texas Tech
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas
L 7-4521,689
1977-11-19at No. 8 ArkansasL 7-4743,791
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1977 SMU Mustangs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 87 Bob Fisher So
QB 10 Mike Ford Fr
OL 71 Mike Jusko   Fr
OL 67 Mike Mason Fr
WR 21 Emanuel Tolbert So
R 81 Gene Ratliff Jr
OL 76 Lee Spivey Fr
RB 40 Arthur Whittington Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 27 Charles Bruton Fr
DB 9 Mark Gibson Fr
DB 12 James Mobley Fr
DL 80 Byron Hunt Fr
DL 61 Charles Hunt So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Arthur Whittington Running back 7 176 Oakland Raiders

1978 SeasonEdit

1978 SMU Mustangs football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1978 record4-6-1 (3–5 SWC)
Head coachRon Meyer
Home stadiumCotton Bowl (c. 72,032)
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Houston $ 7 1 0     9 3 0
No. 11 Arkansas 6 2 0     9 2 1
No. 9 Texas 6 2 0     9 3 0
Texas Tech 5 3 0     7 4 0
No. 19 Texas A&M 4 4 0     8 4 0
SMU 3 5 0     4 6 1
Baylor 3 5 0     3 8 0
Rice 2 6 0     2 9 0
TCU 0 8 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

With sagging attendance in recent years, including a dismal 6,918 against conference foe Rice, Southern Methodist athletic director Russ Potts orchestrated "Mustang Mania." Potts wanted to make SMU more visible in the Dallas area. Average attendance at SMU home games jumped from 25,644 in the previous year to 51,960 in the 1978 season. This was the highest average attendance for SMU home games since 1950.[2][3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
1978-09-09Texas ChristianW 45-1441,112
1978-09-16at Florida*W 35-2534,101
1978-09-23at No. 3 Penn State*L 21-2677,404
1978-10-07at No. 14 Ohio State*T 35-3587,712
1978-10-14at BaylorW 28-2136,500
1978-10-21No. 11 Houston*
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas
L 28-4264,871
1978-10-28at No. 7 TexasL 3-2265,000
1978-11-04Texas A&M
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas
L 17-2057,208
1978-11-11at RiceW 58-014,000
1978-11-18at Texas TechL 16-1945,101
1978-11-25Arkansas
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas
L 14-2744,647
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1978 SMU Mustangs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 87 Bob Fisher Jr
QB 10 Mike Ford So
OL 77 Perry Hartnett Fr
OL 71 Mike Jusko So
OL 67 Mike Mason So
OL 76 Lee Spivey So
QB 12 Jim Bob Taylor Fr
WR 21 Emanuel Tolbert Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 27 Charles Bruton So
DL 99 Eric Ferguson Fr
DB 9 Mark Gibson So
DL 80 Byron Hunt So
DL 61 Charles Hunt Jr
DB 20 James Mobley   Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
D. K. Perry Defensive back 8 200 New York Giants

1979 SeasonEdit

1979 SMU Mustangs football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1979 record5-6 (3–5 SWC)
Head coachRon Meyer
Home stadiumTexas Stadium (c. 65,101)
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Houston + 7 1 0     11 1 0
No. 8 Arkansas + 7 1 0     10 2 0
No. 12 Texas 6 2 0     9 3 0
No. 14 Baylor 5 3 0     8 4 0
Texas A&M 4 4 0     6 5 0
SMU 3 5 0     5 6 0
Texas Tech 2 5 1     3 6 2
TCU 1 6 1     2 8 1
Rice 0 8 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
1979-09-08RiceW 35-1760,217
1979-09-15at Texas ChristianNo. 20W 27-718,732
1979-09-22North Texas State*No. 18
  • Texas Stadium
  • Irving, Texas
W 20-957,923
1979-09-29at Tulane*No. 19L 17-2442,563
1979-10-13Baylor*
  • Texas Stadium
  • Irving, Texas
L 21-2465,101
1979-10-20at No. 5 HoustonL 10-3743,409
1979-10-27No. 9 Texas*
  • Texas Stadium
  • Irving, Texas
L 6-3053,327
1979-11-03at Texas A&ML 14-4758,690
1979-11-10at Wichita StateW 34-06,110
1979-11-17Texas Tech
  • Texas Stadium
  • Irving, Texas
W 35-1042,226
1979-11-24at No. 7 ArkansasL 7-3154,718
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1979 SMU Mustangs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 19 Eric Dickerson Fr
TE 87 Bob Fisher Sr
QB 10 Mike Ford Jr
OL 77 Perry Hartnett So
RB 32 Craig James Fr
OL 71 Mike Jusko Jr
OL 53 Randy Katz Sr
OL 67 Mike Mason Jr
OL 50 Lance Pederson Jr
OL 76 Lee Spivey Jr
QB 12 Jim Bob Taylor   Fr
WR 21 Emanuel Tolbert Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL 75 Harvey Armstrong So
DB 27 Charles Bruton Jr
DT 74 Michael Carter Fr
DL 99 Eric Ferguson So
DB 9 Mark Gibson Jr
DL 80 Byron Hunt Jr
DL 61 Charles Hunt Sr
DL Jerry Kovar So
DB 20 James Mobley So
DB 34 John Simmons Jr
DL 95 John Wells So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 1 Eddie Garcia So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Emanuel Tolbert Wide receiver 7 183 Chicago Bears
Bob Fisher Tight end 12 323 Chicago Bears

1980 SeasonEdit

1980 SMU Mustangs football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 20
APNo. 20
1980 record8-4 (5–3 SWC)
Head coachRon Meyer
Home stadiumTexas Stadium (c. 65,101)
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 14 Baylor $ 8 0 0     10 2 0
No. 20 SMU 5 3 0     8 4 0
Houston 5 3 0     7 5 0
Texas 4 4 0     7 5 0
Rice 4 4 0     5 6 0
Arkansas 3 5 0     7 5 0
Texas Tech 3 5 0     5 6 0
Texas A&M 3 5 0     4 7 0
TCU 1 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
1980-09-13North Texas*W 28-952,781
1980-09-20Texas Christian
  • Texas Stadium
  • Irving, Texas
W 17-1439,622
1980-09-27Texas–Arlington*
  • Texas Stadium
  • Irving, Texas
W 52-1626,611
1980-10-04at Tulane*W 31-2142,563
1980-10-11at No. 18 BaylorNo. 20L 28-3235,000
1980-10-18Houston
  • Texas Stadium
  • Irving, Texas
L 11-1332,109
1980-10-25at No. 2 TexasABCW 20-673,535
1980-11-01Texas A&MNo. 19
  • Texas Stadium
  • Irving, Texas
W 27-041,289
1980-11-08at RiceNo. 18W 34-1423,000
1980-11-15at Texas TechNo. 18L 0-1442,197
1980-11-23Arkansas
  • Texas Stadium
  • Irving, Texas
W 31-728,225
1980-12-19vs. No. 13 Brigham YoungNo. 20L 45-4652,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1980 SMU Mustangs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 19 Eric Dickerson So
QB 10 Mike Ford Sr
OL 77 Perry Hartnett Jr
RB 32 Craig James So
OL 71 Mike Jusko Sr
OL 67 Mike Mason Sr
OL 76 Lee Spivey Sr
QB 12 Jim Bob Taylor   So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL 75 Harvey Armstrong Jr
DB 27 Charles Bruton Sr
DT 74 Michael Carter So
DB 29 Russell Carter Fr
DL 99 Eric Ferguson Jr
DB 9 Mark Gibson Sr
DL 80 Byron Hunt Sr
DB 20 James Mobley Jr
DB 34 John Simmons Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 1 Eddie Garcia Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Season summaryEdit

TexasEdit

SMU at Texas
1 234Total
SMU 0 3107 20
Texas 3 300 6

It was SMU's first win versus Texas in 14 years.

[4]

Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
John Simmons Defensive back 3 64 Cincinnati Bengals

1981 SeasonEdit

1981 SMU Mustangs football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
APNo. 5
1981 record10-1 (7–1 SWC)
Head coachRon Meyer
Home stadiumTexas Stadium (c. 65,101)
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 SMU $ 7 1 0     10 1 0
No. 2 Texas 6 1 1     10 1 1
Houston 5 2 1     7 4 1
Arkansas 5 3 0     8 4 0
Texas A&M 4 4 0     7 5 0
Rice 3 5 0     4 7 0
Baylor 3 5 0     5 6 0
TCU 1 6 1     2 7 2
Texas Tech 0 7 1     1 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ReferencesEdit