1948 SMU Mustangs football
Southwest Conference champion
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
APNo. 10
1948 record9–1–1 (5–0–1 SWC)
Head coachMatty Bell (11th season)
CaptainJoe Ethridge, Floyd Lewis
Home stadiumOwnby Stadium (c. 23,783, grass)
← 1947
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The 1948 SMU Mustangs football team represented the SMU Mustangs of Southern Methodist University during the 1948 college football season. Doak Walker was a junior when he won the Heisman Trophy. Doak established several other Southwest Conference records that still stand.[1]


September 25at Pittsburgh*W 33–1431,469
October 2Texas Tech*W 41–623,000
October 9at Missouri*No. 4L 14–2030,892
October 16at RiceNo. 14W 33–732,600
October 23Santa Clara*No. 11W 33–050,000
October 30at TexasNo. 11W 21–668,750
November 6Texas A&MNo. 8
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas
W 20–1455,000
November 13at ArkansasNo. 7W 14–1223,000
November 20BaylorNo. 10
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas
W 13–658,000
November 27TCUNo. 8
T 7–767,431
January 1vs. No. 9 Oregon*No. 10
W 21–1370,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Awards and honorsEdit

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Doak Walker Halfback 1 3 New York Bulldogs
Paul Page Halfback1 4 New York Giants
Dick McKissack Back221 Chicago Cardinals
Joe Ethridge Tight end654 Green Bay Packers
Dave Moon Back14136 Pittsburgh Steelers
Floyd Lewis Guard18174Green Bay Packers
Bob Folsom End 19 183 Green Bay Packers


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