September 8, 2011
The Mustangs Football team plays its first home game of the 2011 season at 6 p.m. Saturday, September 10, against the University of Texas at El Paso. FSN will broadcast the game live from Ford Stadium.
The SMU Athletic Department has announced a "WHITE OUT" for the home opener. Fans attending the game are asked to wear white to show support for the Mustangs.
Some $3 million in improvements have been made to Ford Stadium, including a new playing surface and upgrades to the football locker room and team meeting rooms. Read more.
The Mustangs enter 2011 on the heels of consecutive bowl berths and Conference USA Western Division Championships, and preseason honors and accolades are piling up. Athlon Sports picks SMU to finish first in Conference USA's Western Division and named nine Mustangs to its preseason All-C-USA squads.
Following UTEP, the Mustangs will have an early wake-up call for an 11 a.m. kickoff at Memphis on Fox on Sept. 24. SMU's game at TCU is now set for Saturday, Oct. 1, and will kick at 2:30 p.m. on CBS Sports. Continuing the five-week run of TV games, the Mustangs also have the home UCF game (Oct. 15/Fox/TBD) and road Southern Miss (Oct. 22/CBSSN/7 p.m. CT) and Tulsa (Oct. 29/Fox/TBD) games set for broadcast.
The Navy Midshipmen will come to Dallas to battle for the Gansz Trophy on Nov. 12 on Fox, and then SMU and Houston, the two teams that have shared C-USA Western Division Championship in each of the past two seasons, will do battle in Space City on Nov. 19 on Fox.
SMU wraps up the regular season by hosting Rice in a fight for the Mayors' Cup on Nov. 26 on Fox.
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