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The 1982 SMU Mustangs football team represented the Southern Methodist Universitymarker in the 1982 college football season. The club was victorious in the 1983 Cotton Bowl.

Regular season

  • In the Battle for the Iron Skillet, SMU beat Texas Christian by a score of 16-13.
  • In the Mayor’s Cup, SMU beat Rice by a score of 41-14.
  • In his senior year despite splitting time with Craig James, Eric Dickerson finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting.


Schedule

Game Date Opponent Result Mustangs points Opponents Record
1 Sept. 11 Tulane Win 51 7 1-0-0
2 Sept. 18 @ Texas El-Paso Win 31 10 2-0-0
3 Sept. 25 Texas Christian Win 16 13 3-0-0
4 Oct. 2 North Texas Win 38 10 4-0-0
5 Oct. 9 @ Baylor Win 22 19 5-0-0
6 Oct. 16 Houston Win 20 14 6-0-0
7 Oct. 23 @ Texas Win 30 17 7-0-0
8 Oct. 30 Texas A&M Win 47 9 8-0-0
9 Nov. 6 @ Rice Win 41 14 9-0-0
10 Nov. 13 @ Texas Tech Win 34 27 10-0-0
11 Nov. 20 Arkansas Tie 17 17 10-0-1


Team Players drafted into in the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Eric Dickerson Running Back 1 2 Los Angeles Rams
Wes Hopkins Safety 2 35 Philadelphia Eagles
Gary Moten Tackle 7 175 San Francisco 49ers
Craig James Running Back 7 187 New England Patriots


Awards and honors

  • Eric Dickerson, All-America choice


References

  1. Eric's College Days at SMU, http://www.ericdickerson29.com/college.htm
  2. http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=727&season=1982
  3. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1983.htm
  4. Eric Dickerson: Pro Football Hall of Fame, http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?PLAYER_ID=55

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