Location: University Park, Texas (Dallas)
Stadium: Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Head Coach: Sonny Dykes
Historical Record: 486–529–54
Bowl Games: 7-8-1
Hate Level: Old Timers HATE. New folks dislike.
SMU is famous program in college football but not all for good reasons. There were championships in the 30s and 40s, and Doak Walker may or may not have built the Cotton Bowl, but people alive today most remember that SMU was banhammered with Death in the late 80s for cheatin’. They haven’t fully recovered since.
The ‘rivalry’ between our great school and that one in University/Highlands Park is more of the public/private, middle class/upper class variety than anything else. While the average UNT alumnus was commuting to Denton in a hand-me-down car, the SMU folks were driving a new BMW and well on their way to an internship at daddy’s law firm. Or at least that’s how the jokes go.
The most vehement expression of sports hate came from UNT’s own: See George Dunham’s epic rant.
That about says it all for the older folks. For me and my ilk? I think I have more sports hate for UTSA. SMU has only recently renewed the series and has taken 2 of the 4 recent games — both at home.
Important MGN Podcasts: MGN 47
Notable Posts: SMWHO?, Chad Morris’ SMU
SMU is on the schedule until at least 2025, which is great for the rivalry-building.
Blogs: None that I know of.
Rivals: SMU Rivals
Scout: Pony Stampede
Message Boards: Pony Fans.
|August 31, 2014||11:00 AM||Apogee||W 43-6||22,398||SMWHO?|
|September 12, 2015||6:00 PM||GJ Ford Stadium||L 31-13||25,401||No Offense|
|September 3, 2016||6:00 PM||Apogee||L 34-21||24,718||Familiar Things|
|September 9, 2017||6:00 PM||GJ Ford Stadium||L 54-32||24,638||Overmatched|