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Mustangs' season opens against Texas A&M on September 4

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PonyFans.com previews the 2011 season.

August 18, 2011

Mustangs Football opens its 2011 season against Texas A&M on September 4 at College Station, with the game to be broadcast live on Fox Sports Network beginning at 6:30 p.m.

For those who want to travel to the game, the SMU Athletic Department and ONE28 are partnering to provide bus service and meals. Read more.

The first home game will be at 6 p.m. September 10 against the University of Texas at El Paso. FSN will broadcast the game live from Ford Stadium.

SMU Athletics announced Thursday (August 18) some $3 million in Ford Stadium improvements, including upgrades to the football locker room and team meeting rooms as well as a new playing surface. 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.

The games against Texas A&M and UTEP are among 10 games that will be televised this season.

The Mustangs will then 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. CT 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 then wraps up the regular season by hosting Rice in a fight for the Mayors' Cup on Nov. 26 on Fox.

SMU Mustangs Football Schedule - updated 02 August 2011

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