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
1949 →

Template:1948 Southwest Conference football standings 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 honors

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Doak Walker Halfback 1 3 New York Bulldogs
Paul Page Halfback 1 4 New York Giants
Dick McKissack Back 2 21 Chicago Cardinals
Joe Ethridge Tight end 6 54 Green Bay Packers
Dave Moon Back 14 136 Pittsburgh Steelers
Floyd Lewis Guard 18 174 Green Bay Packers
Bob Folsom End 19 183 Green Bay Packers



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