(DALLAS) – The SMU football program today announced its 2018 football schedule, which includes six games at Gerald J. Ford Stadium and seven contests against teams that made a bowl appearance a season ago.
The Mustangs open the 2018 season on Sept. 1 at North Texas, before returning to the Hilltop for a Friday night match-up with Metroplex rival TCU on Sept. 7. The Battle for the Iron Skillet will also be SMU’s annual Whiteout game.
A trip to The Big House is on the schedule for Sept. 15 when SMU travels to Michigan, and SMU opens AAC play by hosting Navy on Sept. 22. SMU then closes out its non-conference slate at home with a Sept. 29 match-up with Houston Baptist.
The Mustangs will also host American Athletic Conference West Division opponents Houston (Nov. 3) and Memphis (Friday, Nov. 16), while facing Tulane (Oct. 20) and Tulsa (Nov. 24) on the road. SMU welcomes East Division member Cincinnati (Oct. 27) to the Hilltop, and travels to UCF (Oct. 6) and Connecticut (Nov. 10).
SMU finished the 2017 season with seven wins and made its first bowl appearance since the 2012 season. The Mustangs were one of only two teams in the nation to finish with a 3,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers. As a team, the Mustangs ranked seventh nationally in fourth-down conversion percentage (.700), while ranking in the top 15 in first down offense (312), scoring offense (37.8) and total offense (478.5).
Kickoff times and more TV information will be announced at a later date. For Mustang ticket information, call the Athletics Department Ticket Office at (214) SMU-GAME (768-4263).
|Sat., Sept. 1||at North Texas|
|Fri., Sept. 7||TCU|
|Sat., Sept. 15||at Michigan|
|Sat., Sept. 22||Navy *|
|Sat., Sept. 29||Houston Baptist|
|Sat., Oct. 6||at UCF *|
|Sat., Oct. 20||at Tulane *|
|Sat., Oct. 27||Cincinnati *|
|Sat., Nov. 3||Houston *|
|Sat., Nov. 10||at UConn *|
|Fri., Nov. 16||Memphis *|
|Sat., Nov. 24||at Tulsa *|