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1968 SMU Mustangs football
Astro-BluebonneBowl champion
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 14
1968 record8–3 (5–2 SWC)
Head coachHayden Fry (7th season)
Home stadiumOwnby Stadium
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →

The 1968 Southern Methodist University Mustangs football team represented the Southern Methodist University in the 1968 college football season. The club was victorious in the 1968 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl. Template:1968 Southwest Conference football standings

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 21at Auburn*W 37–2840,000
September 28at No. 11 Ohio State*L 14–3573,855
October 5North Carolina State*W 35–1438,000
October 12at TCUW 21–1431,542
October 19Rice
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas, TX
W 32–2425,000
October 26at No. 19 Texas TechW 39–1850,352
November 2at No. 11 TexasNo. 13L 7–3866,397
November 9Texas A&M
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas, TX
W 36–2342,000
November 16at No. 10 ArkansasL 29–3545,500
November 23Baylor
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas, TX
W 33–1722,000
December 31vs. No. 10 OklahomaNo. 20W 28–2755,453
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1968 SMU Mustangs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
G 61 Brittain, QueQue Brittain Jr
QB 11 Carter, GaryGary Carter So
FB 22 Clements, PinkyPinky Clements Sr
TE 85 Fleming, KenKen Fleming So
QB 10 Hixson, ChuckChuck Hixson So
WR 81 Holden, SamSam Holden Jr
T 76 Jackson, BillBill Jackson So
WR 23 LeVias, JerryJerry LeVias Sr
T 72 May, TerryTerry May Sr
G 68 McMillan, KempKemp McMillan Jr
C 57 Poulos, StanStan Poulos Jr
RB 24 Richardson, MikeMike Richardson Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 32 Armstrong, MikeMike Armstrong Jr
DL 56 Cormier, RufusRufus Cormier Jr
DL 50 Crenshaw, R. D.R. D. Crenshaw Sr
S 47 Doggett, DarylDaryl Doggett Jr
DE 94 Fraser, TommyTommy Fraser Jr
DT 62 Johnston, JimJim Johnston So
DB 40 Livingston, JimmyJimmy Livingston Sr
DE 89 Mitchell, MikeMike Mitchell Sr
DB 45 Nekuza, MikeMike Nekuza So
LB 38 Portillo, BruceBruce Portillo Jr
LB 31 Stutts, JoeJoe Stutts So
DB 41 Tunnell, LarryLarry Tunnell So
DT 69 Wright, BillBill Wright So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (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
Jerry Levias Wide receiver2 40 Houston Oilers
Mike Richardson (running back, born 1946) Running back7 171 Houston Oilers
Terry May Center11 274 Houston Oilers
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Awards and honorsEdit

  • Chuck Hixson, Sammy Baugh Trophy[2]

ReferencesEdit

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