|2020 SMU Mustangs|
|Athletic director||Rick Hart|
|Head coach||Sonny Dykes|
|2nd year, 15–11 (.577)|
|Home stadium||Gerald J. Ford Stadium|
|Stadium capacity||32,000 +|
|Location||Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
|Conference||The American (AAC)|
|Past conferences|| TIAA (1915–1917)|
|All-time record||504–550–54 (.479)|
|Postseason bowl record||7–9–1 (.441)|
|Claimed national titles||3 (1935, 1981, 1982)|
|Conference titles||11 (SWC)|
|Division titles||2 (C-USA West Division)|
North Texas (rivalry)
|Colors||Red and Blue 
|Marching band||The Best Dressed Band in the Land|
SMU is known for having been dealt the most severe penalty for rules violations ever by the NCAA. After having been placed on probation for the fifth time in less than 15 years, it was discovered that a slush fund existed to pay players. The NCAA ordered all games in the 1987 season canceled, and a longer ban on off-campus recruiting caused the school to cancel the 1988 season, too. Known as the "Death Penalty", SMU had one winning season in the next 20, and did not play in another bowl game until the 2009 season.
- Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1915–1917)
- Southwest Conference (1918–1995)
- Western Athletic Conference (1996–2004)
- Conference USA (2005–2012)
|1935||Matty Bell||Berryman (QPRS), Dickinson System, Houlgate System, Sagarin Ratings, Sagarin (ELO-Chess)||12–1||Rose Bowl||Stanford||L 0–7|
|1981||Ron Meyer||National Championship Foundation||10–1||–||–||–|
|1982||Bobby Collins||Helms Athletic Foundation||11–0–1||Cotton Bowl||Pitt||W 7–3|
SMU has won 11 conference championships, nine outright and two shared.
|Year||Conference||Head Coach||Record||Conference Record|
|1923||Southwest Conference||Ray Morrison||9–0||5–0|
|1926||Southwest Conference||Ray Morrison||8–0–1||5–0|
|1931||Southwest Conference||Ray Morrison||9–1–1||5–0–1|
|1935||Southwest Conference||Matty Bell||12–1||6–0|
|1940†||Southwest Conference||Matty Bell||8–1–1||5–1|
|1947||Southwest Conference||Matty Bell||9–0–2||5–0–1|
|1948||Southwest Conference||Matty Bell||9–1–1||5–0–1|
|1966||Southwest Conference||Hayden Fry||8–3||6–1|
|1981||Southwest Conference||Ron Meyer||10–1||7–1|
|1982||Southwest Conference||Bobby Collins||11–0–1||7–0–1|
|1984†||Southwest Conference||Bobby Collins||10–2||6–2|
SMU has won two division championships.
|Year||Division||Head Coach||Opponent||CG result|
|2009†||Conference USA - West||June Jones||N/A lost tie-breaker to Houston|
|2010†||Conference USA - West||June Jones||UCF||L 7–17|
† Co-champions American Athletic Conference (2013–present)
|2017||Chad Morris; Sonny Dykes||7-6|
|2014||June Jones; Tom Mason||1-11|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 SMU Licesnsing Guide. SMU Mustangs.com. Retrieved on January 31, 2020.
- ↑ Frank, Peter. "'88 football season canceled by SMU", New York Times, April 11, 1987.
- ↑ Christopher J. Walsh (2007). Who's #1?: 100-Plus Years of Controversial National Champions in College Football. Taylor Trade Pub.. pp. 88–89. Template:Citation/identifier. https://books.google.com/books?id=580XAQAAMAAJ.
- ↑ 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records. Indianapolis: National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2018. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2018/FBS.pdf. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
- ↑ Sutton, Brad; Hudson, Herman; Balside, Zach et al, eds. (2014). 2014 SMU Football Media Guide. Southern Methodist University Department of Athletics. pp. 1, 80–82. http://issuu.com/smumustangs.com/docs/complete_mg_7df6333459cc93/0. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
- ↑ Southwest Conference Index - College Football at Sports-Reference.com.