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Houston 5-3 8-5
Memphis 5-3 8-6
Tulane 5-3 7-6
SMU 4-4 5-7
Navy 2-6 3-10
Tulsa 2-6 3-9

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  • Dallas Morning News: SMU football schedules game at Maryland for the 2022 season

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    After facing Michigan on the road last season, SMU football has scheduled another opponent from the Big Ten Conference.

    Maryland will host the Mustangs at Capital One Field on September 17, 2022, per a release from Maryland's sports information department.

    The Terrapins likely fill the last vacancy on SMU's schedule that year. The Mustangs have already schedule 2022 meetings with North Texas (away) and Lamar (home). The annual Iron-Skillet battle with TCU, which would be played in Dallas that season, is not yet official.

  • Dallas Morning News: SMU roster rankings, Nos. 5-1: These players will be critical to the Mustangs' success in 2019

    Spring football has passed and the 2019 season is quickly approaching. With that in mind, we're ranking the best players on SMU's roster.

    Here are Nos. 5-1:

    5. Hayden Howerton / Jr. / Center

    The rock at the center of SMU's offensive line, Howerton might be the most well-seasoned player in the unit. The Katy, Texas native has played in every game since he first stepped on The Hilltop on 2017 and has made 18 starts in two seasons. As a true-freshman, Howerton blocked for an offense that ranked 12th nationally in scoring offense, 15th in total offense and 19th in passing offense.

  • Dallas Morning News: Should TCU football keep scheduling SMU? Here's why it's the Horned Frogs' best option

    Chuck Carlton, Big 12 beat writer for The Dallas Morning News and SportsDayDFW.com, answered your questions about the conference in a live chat Thursday. Below are highlights, edited for clarity. You can view the entire chat here.

    With all due respect to an improving SMU program, what is TCU's incentive to continue scheduling the Mustangs?

    Carlton: For one, it's a historical rival, one with decades of history. It's an easy trip for TCU and its fans when the game is in Dallas. And SMU normally plays one of its better games against TCU -- although the Horned Frogs have dominated the series recently.

  • Dallas Morning News: First Responder Bowl set to move from Cotton Bowl to SMU's Ford Stadium

    The First Responders Bowl has a new home.

    The maligned postseason college football game will move to SMU's Ford Stadium, ESPN announced in a news release Thursday afternoon. The game, which is owned and operated by the TV network, will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 30.

    In 2018, Dallas City Council approved a $300,000 payment to be paid over a two-year period to keep the game at the Cotton Bowl.

    Since its inception in 2011, attendance has suffered. In 2017, city officials said roughly 9,300 fans attended the game between Utah and West Virginia.

  • Dallas Morning News: SMU roster rankings, Nos. 10-6: Chad Morris-era recruits prep for their senior seasons

    Spring football has passed and the 2019 season is quickly approaching. With that in mind, we're ranking the best players on SMU's roster.

    Here are Nos. 10-6:

    10. Demerick Gary / Sr. / DT

    A high-profile recruit from Chad Morris' 2016 class, Gary will continue to be a major presence on SMU's defensive line as a senior. The Dallas Kimball alum has played 36 games in his career on The Hilltop, making 12 starts. Gary tallied 23 tackles, 3 tackles for loss and recovered a fumble last season.

    9. Trevor Denbow / Jr. / LB, Safety

    Denbow was a nice addition for the Mustangs when he transferred from Navarro College prior to the 2018 season.

  • Dallas Morning News: SMU roster rankings, Nos. 15-11: Featuring a senior linebacker and a backup QB with his stock on the rise

    Spring football has passed and the 2019 season is quickly approaching.

    With that in mind, we're ranking the best players on SMU's roster. Here are Nos. 15-11:

    15. William Brown / So. / QB

    As a true freshman in 2018, Brown capitalized on the opportunities provided by Ben Hicks early-season benching. The young quarterback played his first collegiate minutes in The Big House at Michigan... talk about a sink or swim environment. Brown completed 62 percent of his passes on the year, throwing for 625 yards and 7 touchdowns. Brown, who added some weight and worked on his passing accuracy in the offseason, should remain a more than serviceable backup to Texas transfer Shane Buechele.

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  • Dallas Morning News: 5 positions of interest before SMU football's fall camp begins

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    Before SMU football's fall camp commences, let's look at some positions where key battles, questions and concerns have carried over from spring.

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    Safety

    With depth at the position taking some major hits in the offseason, SMU's outlook at safety is trending in the right direction. Trevor Denbow handled the transition from linebacker well this spring, giving the Mustangs a legitimate third option along with Patrick Nelson and Rodney Clemons. The bigger development came recently, when Mansfield product Cam'Ron Jones transferred in from Nebraska.

  • Dallas Morning News: Help at safety could be on the way as Mansfield's Cam'ron Jones transfers from Nebraska to SMU

    A local talent returning to the Dallas area could soon fill a major need on The Hilltop.

    The Mustangs' depth in the secondary was tested this spring, both at cornerback and safety. Being thin on the edge was anticipated since the end of the 2018 season, but depth concerns at safety sprang up unexpectedly. The transfer of safety Mikial Onu was a major hit, as was the sudden, potentially permanent loss of safety Elijah McQueen (injury).

    Nebraska safety Cam'ron Jones, a former 4-star prospect out of Mansfield High School (2018), is transferring to SMU per a report from 247Sports.

  • Dallas Morning News: 5 breakout candidates for SMU football this fall: Shane Buechele, youth at RB and WR

    Spring football on The Hilltop in 2019 saw many new names and faces grabbing for the brass ring. As we look ahead to SMU's fall camp, will that trend continue?

    Here's five breakout candidates to watch:

    Myron Gailliard and Judah Bell, WR

    Two players who are somewhat at risk of seeing their roles be diminished in 2019.

    Gailliard, a senior, certainly isn't a traditional "breakout" candidate anymore and Bell, a sophomore, has been on each of our breakout lists for the past few seasons. The pair started 12 games combined in 2018 but their production was low overall.

  • Dallas Morning News: Report: Former SMU coach June Jones named XFL Houston head coach

    Former SMU head coach June Jones is headed to Houston. According to multiple reports, Jones has resigned as associate coach and offensive coordinator of the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats to accept the head-coaching position with XFL Houston.

    June Jones has been hired as the first head coach of Houston's new XFL team. He was OC of CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, where he was the head coach in 2018. Jones was an assistant with Oilers and Gamblers as well as HC of Falcons, Chargers, Hawaii and SMU.

    -- John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) May 13, 2019

    This will be Jones' third coaching stint in the city of Houston, in the third different football league.

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