1959 SMU Mustangs football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1959 record5–4–1 (2–3–1 SWC)
Head coachBill Meek (3rd season)
CaptainDon Meredith
Home stadiumCotton Bowl
← 1958
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Template:1959 Southwest Conference football standings The 1959 Southern Methodist University Mustangs football team represented the Southern Methodist University in the 1959 college football season. The Mustangs offense scored 147 points while the defense allowed 133 points. At season's end, the Mustangs were not ranked in the national standings.


September 26at No. 16 Georgia Tech*No. 6L 12–1643,000
October 3No. 15 Navy*W 20–746,000
October 9Missouri*No. 15
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas
W 23–233,000
October 17at RiceNo. 16T 13–1365,000
October 24Texas Tech*
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas
W 21–1330,000
October 31No. 4 Texas
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas
L 0–2165,000
November 7at Texas A&MW 14–1119,000
November 14No. 20 Arkansas
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas
L 14–1731,000
November 21at BaylorW 30–1425,000
November 28at No. 8 TCUL 0–1940,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


1959 SMU Mustangs football team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Class
QB 17 Meredith, DonDon Meredith Sr
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Don Meredith Quarterback 3 32 Chicago Bears
Jim Welch Defensive back334 Baltimore Colts
James Jones End13145 Los Angeles Rams


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