Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Mustangs

Head Coach: Chad Morris

Team Mascot: Peruna

Year Opened: 2000

Capacity: 32000

City / State: Dallas / Texas

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Battle for the Iron Skillet

Rival Team: TCU Horned Frogs

SMU’s biggest rival is TCU, which is also located in the Dallas - Fort Worth area. While the origins of the story differ between the two schools, the rivalry is long running, and the two schools have played each every year except six since 1915. The winner of the game receives the ceremonial iron skillet and bragging rights over the Fort Worth area.

Mayor's Cup

Rival Team: Rice Owls

he rivalry between SMU and Rice dates all the way back to 1916. Since then SMU has amounted a 48-41-1 all-time lead in the series, which includes an impressive ten-game win streak from 1977 to 1986. The stakes increased in 1998 with the addition of the Mayor’s Cup, so make sure to get your tickets when Rice comes to town.

Gansz Trophy

Rival Team: Nacy Midhsipmen

SMU and Navy play for the Gansz Trophy, which is named after former Navy player and coach Frank Gansz. The two teams first met in 1930 when SMU bested Navy 20-7. However, Navy have the edge in the all-time series 9-7. Navy’s move to the American Athletic Conference means these two will be seeing a lot of each other over the next few years.

SuperTailgate Awards

Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Mustangs

Head Coach: Chad Morris

Team Mascot: Peruna

Year Opened: 2000

Capacity: 32000

City / State: Dallas / Texas