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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
Conference Southwest Conference
1976 record 3-8 (2–6 SWC)
Head coach Ron Meyer
Home stadium Cotton 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

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1976-09-11 Texas Christian Cotton BowlDallas W 34-14   24,328
1976-09-18 at No. 14 Alabama* Legion FieldBirmingham, Alabama L 3-56   63,203
1976-09-25 vs. North Texas State* Texas StadiumIrving, Texas W 38-31   25,539
1976-10-02 at Memphis State* Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, Tennessee L 13-27   31,424
1976-10-09 at Baylor Baylor StadiumWaco, Texas L 20-27   25,000
1976-10-16 No. 19 Houston* Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 6-29   28,204
1976-10-23 at No. 13 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas L 12-13   50,000
1976-10-30 Texas A&M Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 0-36   35,213
1976-11-06 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston L 34-41   18,000
1976-11-13 at No. 5 Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, Texas L 7-34   34,780
1976-11-20 vs. Arkansas State Fair StadiumShreveport, Louisiana W 35-31   32,000
*Non-conference game.  Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

RosterEdit

1976 SMU Mustangs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OL 71 Mike Jusko Fr
WR 21 Emanuel Tolbert Fr
RB 40 Arthur Whittington Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
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
Conference Southwest Conference
1977 record 4-7 (3–5 SWC)
Head coach Ron Meyer
Home stadium Cotton 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

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1977-09-10 at Texas Christian Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas W 45-21   19,576
1977-09-17 vs. North Texas State* Texas StadiumIrving, Texas L 13-24   26,097
1977-09-24 Tulane* Cotton BowlDallas W 28-23   18,460
1977-10-01 No. 6 Ohio State* Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 7-35   45,000
1977-10-08 at Baylor Baylor StadiumWaco, Texas L 6-9   30,300
1977-10-15 at No. 19 Houston* AstrodomeHouston W 37-23   30,774
1977-10-22 No. 2 Texas Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 14-30   36,151
1977-10-29 at No. 11 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas L 21-38   53,932
1977-11-05 Rice Cotton Bowl • Dallas W 41-24   6,918
1977-11-12 No. 18 Texas Tech Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 7-45   21,689
1977-11-19 at No. 8 Arkansas Razorback StadiumFayetteville, Arkansas L 7-47   43,791
*Non-conference game.  Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

RosterEdit

1977 SMU Mustangs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 10 Mike Ford Fr
OL 71 Mike Jusko   Fr
OL 67 Mike Mason Fr
WR 21 Emanuel Tolbert So
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
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
Conference Southwest Conference
1978 record 4-6-1 (3–5 SWC)
Head coach Ron Meyer
Home stadium Cotton 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

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1978-09-09 Texas Christian Cotton BowlDallas W 45-14   41,112
1978-09-16 at Florida* Citrus BowlOrlando, Florida W 35-25   34,101
1978-09-23 at No. 3 Penn State* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, Pennsylvania L 21-26   77,404
1978-10-07 at No. 14 Ohio State* Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio T 35-35   87,712
1978-10-14 at Baylor Baylor StadiumWaco, Texas W 28-21   36,500
1978-10-21 No. 11 Houston* Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 28-42   64,871
1978-10-28 at No. 7 Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas L 3-22   65,000
1978-11-04 Texas A&M Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 17-20   57,208
1978-11-11 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston W 58-0   14,000
1978-11-18 at Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, Texas L 16-19   45,101
1978-11-25 Arkansas Cotton Bowl • Dallas L 14-27   44,647
*Non-conference game.  Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

RosterEdit

1978 SMU Mustangs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
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
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
Conference Southwest Conference
1979 record 5-6 (3–5 SWC)
Head coach Ron Meyer
Home stadium Texas 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

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1979-09-08 Rice Texas StadiumIrving, Texas W 35-17   60,217
1979-09-15 at Texas Christian No. 20 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas W 27-7   18,732
1979-09-22 North Texas State* No. 18 Texas Stadium • Irving, Texas W 20-9   57,923
1979-09-29 at Tulane* No. 19 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, Louisiana L 17-24   42,563
1979-10-13 Baylor* Texas Stadium • Irving, Texas L 21-24   65,101
1979-10-20 at No. 5 Houston AstrodomeHouston L 10-37   43,409
1979-10-27 No. 9 Texas* Texas Stadium • Irving, Texas L 6-30   53,327
1979-11-03 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas L 14-47   58,690
1979-11-10 at Wichita State Cessna StadiumWichita, Kansas W 34-0   6,110
1979-11-17 Texas Tech Texas Stadium • Irving, Texas W 35-10   42,226
1979-11-24 at No. 7 Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, Arkansas L 7-31   54,718
*Non-conference game.  Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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 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
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 20
AP No. 20
1980 record 8-4 (5–3 SWC)
Head coach Ron Meyer
Home stadium Texas 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

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1980-09-13 North Texas* Texas StadiumIrving, Texas W 28-9   52,781
1980-09-20 Texas Christian Texas Stadium • Irving, Texas W 17-14   39,622
1980-09-27 Texas–Arlington* Texas Stadium • Irving, Texas W 52-16   26,611
1980-10-04 at Tulane* Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans W 31-21   42,563
1980-10-11 at No. 18 Baylor No. 20 Baylor StadiumWaco, Texas L 28-32   35,000
1980-10-18 Houston Texas Stadium • Irving, Texas L 11-13   32,109
1980-10-25 at No. 2 Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas ABC W 20-6   73,535
1980-11-01 Texas A&M No. 19 Texas Stadium • Irving, Texas W 27-0   41,289
1980-11-08 at Rice No. 18 Rice StadiumHouston, Texas W 34-14   23,000
1980-11-15 at Texas Tech No. 18 Jones StadiumLubbock, Texas L 0-14   42,197
1980-11-23 Arkansas Texas Stadium • Irving, Texas W 31-7   28,225
1980-12-19 vs. No. 13 Brigham Young No. 20 Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego (Holiday Bowl) L 45-46   52,000
*Non-conference game.  Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
AP No. 5
1981 record 10-1 (7–1 SWC)
Head coach Ron Meyer
Home stadium Texas 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