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2017 SMU Mustangs football
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
DivisionWest Division
2017 record7–6 (4–4 American)
Head coachChad Morris
(regular season, 3rd season)
Sonny Dykes
(bowl game)
Offensive coordinatorJoe Craddock (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorVan Malone (3rd season)
Home stadiumGerald J. Ford Stadium
(Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →

Template:2017 American Athletic Conference football standings

File:North Texas vs. Southern Methodist football 2017 03 (Southern Methodist entrance).jpg

The 2017 SMU Mustangs football team represented Southern Methodist University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Mustangs played their home games at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas, and competed in the West Division of the American Athletic Conference. They were led by third-year coach Chad Morris during the entire regular season until December 6, when he resigned to become the head coach at Arkansas. On December 11, SMU hired Sonny Dykes as head coach, and he led them in their bowl game. They finished the season 7–6, 4–4 in AAC play to finish in a tie for third place in the West Division. They were invited to the Frisco Bowl where they lost to Louisiana Tech.

Previous season Edit

The Mustangs finished the 2016 season 5–7; they were 3–5 in American Athletic play, to finish in fifth place in the West Division.

Schedule Source:[1]

ScheduleEdit

SMU announced its 2017 football schedule on February 9, 2017. The schedule consisted of 7 home and 5 away games in the regular season. The Mustangs hosted AAC foes UConn, Tulane, Tulsa, and UCF, and traveled to Cincinnati, Houston, Tulane, and UCF.[2] The Mustangs hosted three of the four non-conference opponents, Arkansas State from the Sun Belt Conference, North Texas from Conference USA and Stephen F. Austin from the Southland Conference, and traveled to TCU of the Big 12 Conference.

With a 7–5 regular season result, the team was invited to the 2017 Frisco Bowl, to face Louisiana Tech on December 20.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 26:00 p.m.Stephen F. Austin*ESPN3W 58–1420,478
September 96:00 p.m.North Texas*
ESPN3W 54–3224,638
September 162:30 p.m.at No. 20 TCU*ESPNUL 36–5644,489
September 236:00 p.m.Arkansas State*
  • Gerald J. Ford Stadium
  • Dallas, TX
ESPN3W 44–2123,672
September 303:00 p.m.UConn
  • Gerald J. Ford Stadium
  • Dallas, TX
ESPNewsW 49–2817,237
October 76:00 p.m.at HoustonCBSSNL 22–3531,153
October 213:00 p.m.at CincinnatiESPNUW 31–28 OT30,885
October 278:00 p.m.Tulsa
  • Gerald J. Ford Stadium
  • Dallas, TX
ESPN2W 38–3414,930
November 46:15 p.m.No. 15 UCFdagger
  • Gerald J. Ford Stadium
  • Dallas, TX
ESPN2L 24–3124,445
November 112:30 p.m.at NavyCBSSNL 40–4336,157
November 1811:00 a.m.at No. 18 MemphisESPNewsL 45–6635,329
November 2511:00 a.m.Tulane
  • Gerald J. Ford Stadium
  • Dallas, TX
CBSSNW 41–3814,209
December 207:00 p.m.vs. Louisiana Tech*ESPNL 10–5114,419
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Central time

Weekly awardsEdit

Game summariesEdit

Stephen F. AustinEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Lumberjacks 0 7 0 7 14
Mustangs 21 17 6 14 58



Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2012 W, 52–0


North TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 10 0 7 15 32
Mustangs 10 14 16 14 54



Overall record Last meeting Result
30–5–1 2016 W, 34–21


at TCUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 16 6 7 7 36
No. 20 Horned Frogs 7 21 7 21 56



Overall record Last meeting Result
40–49–7 2016 L, 3–33


Arkansas StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 14 0 0 7 21
Mustangs 10 20 7 7 44



Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2007 L, 28–45


UConnEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 7 3 10 8 28
Mustangs 7 14 7 21 49



Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2014 W, 27–20


at HoustonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 9 3 10 0 22
Cougars 7 14 7 7 35



Overall record Last meeting Result
11–20–1 2016 W, 38–16


at CincinnatiEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 14 7 0 7 31
Bearcats 10 10 0 8 28



Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2014 L, 3–41


TulsaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 14 14 6 0 34
Mustangs 7 14 7 10 38



Overall record Last meeting Result
13–10 2016 L, 40–43


UCFEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 15 Knights 7 14 7 3 31
Mustangs 7 7 10 0 24



Overall record Last meeting Result
1–7 2017 L, 24-31


at NavyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 5 6 21 8 40
Midshipmen 13 21 6 3 43



Overall record Last meeting Result
7–11 2016 L, 31–75


at MemphisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 10 14 14 7 45
No. 18 Tigers 10 21 14 21 66



Overall record Last meeting Result
3–6 2016 L, 7–51


TulaneEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Green Wave 7 14 17 0 38
Mustangs 14 13 7 7 41



Overall record Last meeting Result
10–13 2016 W, 35–31


vs. Louisiana Tech–Frisco BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 21 21 6 3 51
Mustangs 3 7 0 0 10



Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 2004 L, 10–41


Players in the 2018 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Courtland Sutton WR 2 40 Denver Broncos
Justin Lawler DE 7 244 Los Angeles Rams
Trey Quinn WR 7 256 Washington Redskins

ReferencesEdit

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