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Postby ponyfan777 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:07 am

1978, last year of the Cotton Bowl as our home, vs. tcu. Arthur Whittington took the opening kick ALL the way.

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Postby malonish » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:33 am

Home v Texas Tech 2007.

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Postby mustangxc » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:43 am

SMU at Rice October 19, 1996
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Postby redpony » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:22 pm

Ponies vs. Ohio St. 1950
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Postby CA Mustang » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:31 pm

1994 - Either New Mexico or North Carolina game. Should have been at the UNM game, but I distinctly recall attending the UNC game.
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Postby Charleston Pony » Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:41 pm

Moved to Dallas in 1959 and listened to all the SMU football and basketball games on radio back then. We were neighbors of both Hayden Fry and Tom Landry and went to all the Cowboys games but never set foot on SMU campus until I arrived as a FR on 1970 (after having moved to NY in 1966 and finishing H.S. there). !st game attended was 9/12/1970; a 28-11 loss to Oklahoma before about 50,000 in the Cotton Bowl
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Postby Terry Webster » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:00 pm

1964 when we beat up on University of Arlington 14-0 for our only win of the year.
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Postby peruna81 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:44 pm

October 11, 1963. Navy vs. SMU at the Cotton Bowl.

I remember very few things about the game other than SMU fans going crazy at the end. Dad took me for my 5th birthday.

I remember men in fedoras, smoking cigars. Many were dressed in suits. Different times, wonderful outcome.

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Postby ponyboy » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:05 pm

81, let’s bring back the fedoras, suits, and cigars.

I don’t really remember my first game. Dad is an alum and took me to games when I was a kid. Would have been late 60’s, early 70’s.
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Postby mrydel » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:14 am

First game was after my 1966 high school football team won a game in Fort Smith to all but clinch the state championship. Coaches surprised us by taking us to Fayetteville to see the Razorbacks beat SMU 22-0 the following day. Then after officially winning the championship we were treated with a trip to the 12/31/1966 Cotton Bowl where SMU played and lost to Georgia. So my initial experiences with SMU were not positive events.
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Postby friarwolf » Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:33 am

1966 MYF trip versus Rice
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Postby PlanoStang » Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:08 am

November 16, 1963 Arkansas Cotton Bowl Dallas, TX W SMU 14 Arkansas 7 24,000

My Dad SMU 50 took my brothers, and I SMU 76 from Longview to see this game. It was my first ever college game in a giant stadium, and probably Dad's first since he was in school. He went to and
told stories about the great SMU 20 Notre Dame 27 game in 1950 I think. Was impressed by Mustang Band, fight song Peruna, and also the oooooooooo PIG SOOIE yell. I was sold on college football :!:
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Postby EastStang » Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:31 pm

1972 vs. Wake Forest. We destroyed them. Team looked great that year until it lost to Va Tech.
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Postby BUS » Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:22 pm

1966 - Mom came back to teach Stat and Cal at SMU math dept. We had season ticket ever since. She went back to work as I started 1st grade in RISD.

The band, the Cotton bowl and M&M boys. It think, maxom and morris?

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Postby HubbaHubba » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:10 pm

ut vs SMU Oct 30, 1965, Cotton Bowl. Good guys won.
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