March 11, 2009
DALLAS (SMU) — Year two of the June Jones era kicks off with a home game against Stephen F Austin on Sept. 5, it was revealed today in announcing the 2009-10 football schedule.
After hosting SFA, SMU will open Conference USA play by traveling to Birmingham to take on UAB on Sept. 12. The Mustangs will then head out west on Sept. 19 to tackle Washington State.
The Iron Skillet with TCU is set for Oct. 3.
Defending C-USA champion East Carolina comes to Dallas on Oct. 10 before Navy comes calling on Oct. 17. SMU will then have back-to-back road games at Houston (Oct. 24) and Tulsa (Oct. 31).
Rice (Nov. 7) and UTEP (Nov. 14) then come to Gerald J. Ford Stadium for back-to-back C-USA games before the Mustangs go east to take on Marshall in the regular-season finale on Nov. 21.
The final game of the regular season is set for Nov. 28 against Tulane in Ford Stadium.
The Conference USA Championship game is slated for Dec. 4.
Game times have not yet been set.
SMU opens Spring Practice on Monday, March 30.
For Mustang ticket information, call the Athletics Department Ticket Office at (214) SMU-GAME.
2009 SMU Football Schedule
Sept. 5 - Stephen F. Austin
Sept. 12 - at UAB
Sept. 19 - at Washington State
Oct. 3 - at TCU
Oct. 10 - East Carolina
Oct. 17 - Navy
Oct. 24 - at Houston
Oct. 31 - at Tulsa
Nov. 7 - Rice
Nov. 14 - UTEP
Nov. 21 - at Marshall
Nov. 28 - Tulane
Dec. 4 - Conference USA Championship Game
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