|2013 SMU Mustangs football|
|Conference||American Athletic Conference|
|2013 record||5–7 (4–4 The American)|
|Head coach||June Jones (6th season)|
|Co-offensive coordinator||Hal Mumme (1st season)|
|Co-offensive coordinator||Jason Phillips (3rd season)|
|Offensive scheme||Run and shoot|
|Defensive coordinator||Tom Mason (6th season)|
|Home stadium||Gerald J. Ford Stadium|
|2013 American Athletic Conference football standings|
|No. 10 UCF $||8||–||0||12||–||1|
|No. 15 Louisville||7||–||1||12||–||1|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2013 SMU Mustangs football team represented Southern Methodist University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Mustangs, led by sixth-year head coach June Jones, played their home games at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in University Park, Texas, an enclave of Dallas. This was the first year as a member of the American Athletic Conference after having previously played in Conference USA. They finished the season 5–7, 4–4 in American Athletic play to finish in fifth place.
|August 30||7:00 PM||Texas Tech*||ESPN||L 23–41||34,790|
|September 7||7:00 PM||No. 3 (FCS) Montana State*||ESPN3||W 31–30||10,107|
|September 21||6:00 PM||at No. 10 Texas A&M*||ESPNU||L 13–42||86,542|
|September 28||11:00 AM||at TCU*||FS1||L 17–48||45,111|
|October 5||11:00 AM||Rutgers||ESPNews||L 52–55 3OT||19,436|
|October 19||11:00 AM||at Memphis||AAN||W 34–29||16,241|
|October 26||2:00 PM||Temple||ESPN3||W 59–49||15,786|
|November 9||11:00 AM||at Cincinnati||AAN||L 25–28||28,069|
|November 16||2:00 PM||UConn||ESPN3||W 38–21||14,639|
|November 23||6:00 PM||at South Florida||ESPN3||W 16–6||28,397|
|November 29||11:00 AM||at Houston||ESPN2||L 0–34||23,210|
|December 7||11:00 AM||No. 15 UCF||ESPN||L 13–17||12,589|
This game was the 49th meeting of the SMU Mustangs and the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The most recent match-up was September 5, 2010, a game in which Texas Tech defeated SMU with a final score of 41–23. After this game, Texas Tech leads the series 33–16.
|#3 (FCS) Montana State||8||14||8||0||30|
This game was the first meeting between the Mustangs and Bobcats. SMU leads the series 1–0–0.
|#10 Texas A&M||14||18||10||0||42|
This game was the 80th meeting of the SMU Mustangs and the Texas A&M Aggies. The most recent match-up was September 15, 2012, a game in which Texas A&M defeated SMU with a final score of 48–3. After this match-up, Texas A&M leads the series 44–29–7.
This game was the 91st meeting of the SMU Mustangs and the TCU Horned Frogs. Before this game, the most recent match-up was September 29, 2012, a game in which TCU defeated SMU with a final score of 24–16. Heading into the 2013 matchup, TCU led the series 44–40–7. SMU and TCU share an intense crosstown rivalry which is commonly referred to as the Battle for the Iron Skillet.
This game was the 1st meeting of the SMU Mustangs and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. After Rutgers' victory in triple overtime, they lead the series 1–0.
This game was the 6th meeting of the SMU Mustangs and the Memphis Tigers. The most recent match-up was October 27, 2012, a game in which SMU defeated Memphis with a final score of 44–13. After SMU's 34–29 victory, the series stands tied at 3–3.
This game will be the 3rd meeting of the SMU Mustangs and the Temple Owls. The most recent match-up was September 30, 1946, a game in which SMU and Temple ended with a 7–7 draw. In fact, both previous meetings have ended in ties, so heading into the 2013 matchup, the series stands at 0–0–2. After SMU's victory, they took a 1-0-2 lead in the series.
This game was the 1st meeting of the SMU Mustangs and the Cincinnati Bearcats. After Cincinnati's win, they lead the series 1-0.
This game will be the 2nd meeting of the SMU Mustangs and the UConn Huskies. The only previous match-up was September 16, 1989, an infamous game for SMU as it was their first win after coming back from the Death Penalty sanctions in 1987 and 1988 in which SMU defeated UConn with a final score of 31–30 after coming back from a 14–30 deficit late in the 4th quarter. After SMU's 2013 victory, SMU leads the series 2–0.
This game was the 1st meeting of the SMU Mustangs and the South Florida Bulls. After SMU's victory, they lead the series 1-0.
This game will be the 29th meeting of the SMU Mustangs and the Houston Cougars. The most recent match-up was October 18, 2012, a game in which SMU defeated Houston with a final score of 72–42. Heading into the 2013 matchup Houston leads the series 17–10–1.
This game will be the 6th meeting of the SMU Mustangs and the UCF Knights. The most recent match-up was November 3, 2012, a game in which UCF defeated SMU with a final score of 42–17. Heading into the 2013 match-up UCF leads the all-time series 4–1.