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1936 SMU Mustangs football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1936 record5–4–1 (2–3–1 SWC)
Head coachMatty Bell (2nd season)
CaptainPaschal Scottino, Johnny Sprague
Home stadiumOwnby Stadium
Seasons
← 1935
1937 →
1936 Southwest Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#18 Arkansas 5 1 0     7 3 0
#16 TCU 4 1 1     9 2 2
Texas A&M 3 2 1     8 3 1
Baylor 3 2 1     6 3 1
SMU 2 3 1     5 4 1
Rice 1 5 0     5 7 0
Texas 1 5 0     2 6 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1936 SMU Mustangs football team represented Southern Methodist University during the 1936 college football season.[1] The Mustangs were led by second-year head coach Matty Bell and played their home games at Ownby Stadium in Dallas, Texas. The team competed as a member of the Southwest Conference. Entering the season as defending co-national champions, SMU had high expectations once again. They lost their first regular season game in two years when they lost to Fordham at the Polo Grounds. Regardless, SMU was featured in the first ever AP Poll, released two weeks later on October 19, being ranked 19th in that poll.[2] The Mustangs failed to defend their SWC crown, finishing in fifth in the conference with a record of 5–4–1 (2–3–1 SWC).

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 26[[{{{school}}}|North Texas State Teachers]]*W 6–0
October 3[[{{{school}}}|Texas A&I]]*
  • Ownby Stadium
  • Dallas, TX
W 60–0
October 10at Fordham*L 0–7
October 17Vanderbilt*
  • Ownby Stadium
  • Dallas, TX
W 16–0
October 31at TexasNo. 15W 14–7
November 7Texas A&MNo. 12
  • Ownby Stadium
  • Dallas, TX
L 6–22
November 14ArkansasNo. 19
  • Ownby Stadium
  • Dallas, TX
L 0–17
November 21at BaylorL 7–13
November 28No. 18 TCU
T 0–0
December 5at RiceW 9–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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