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SMU Mustangs Football Bowl History

The SMU Mustangs have appeared in 13 bowl games in the program's history dating back to the 1924 Dixie Classic with 4 bowl games in 5 years from 1980-1984. The Mustangs' 2009 appearance in the Hawaii Bowl under coach June Jones marked the program's first bowl game since the 1984 Aloha Bowl and their first bowl game since the Death Penalty ruling in 1987. SMU has appeared in the Cotton Bowl more than any other bowl game with the most recent of their 4 Cotton Bowl appearances coming in 1982 when they defeated Pittsburgh 7-3.

SMU Bowl Record: 7-6-1

SMU BCS Bowl Record: 0-0

Stats Through 2012-2013 College Bowl Games



Bowl Game Winning Team Losing Team
1924 Dixie Classic West Virginia Wesleyan 9 SMU 7
1935 Rose Classic Stanford 7 SMU 0
1947 Cotton Bowl SMU 13 Penn State 13
1948 Cotton Bowl SMU 21 Oregon 13
1963 Sun Bowl Oregon 21 SMU 14
1966 Cotton Bowl Georgia 24 SMU 9
1968 Bluebonnet Bowl SMU 28 Oklahoma 27
1980 Holiday Bowl BYU 46 SMU 45
1982 Cotton Bowl SMU 7 Pittsburgh 3
1983 Sun Bowl Alabama 28 SMU 7
1984 Aloha Bowl SMU 27 Notre Dame 20
2009 Hawaii Bowl SMU 45 Nevada 10
2010 Armed Forces Bowl Army 16 SMU 14
2011 BBVA Compass Bowl SMU 28 Pittsburgh 6
2012 Hawaii Bowl SMU 43 Fresno State 10

 

 


 


 

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