SMU Rolling Out Blue Throwback Jerseys For American Debut
Sept. 20, 2013
DALLAS (SMU) - SMU today announced an 80s Night for its Oct. 5 American Conference debut, and revealed that the Mustangs will don blue throwback jerseys for the game against Rutgers. At the game, SMU will honor its 1983 football squad, a team that was captained by Russell Carter and Lance McIlhenny and went 10-2, advancing to the Sun Bowl.
"The fans have spoken," said SMU Director of Athletics Rick Hart. "They have been asking for blue jerseys since the day I was hired and we felt this game - our first American Athletic Conference game occurring during Lettermen's Weekend - would provide the perfect opportunity to break out these tradition-rich jerseys as a way to honor the 1983 team."
To create an even greater `80s vibe, SMU will be offering special blue cups at the concession stands that mimic the throwback jerseys, will play `80s music during breaks and will create an `80s-specific graphics package for the videoboard.
Fans can even purchase a special $19.83 ticket pack that includes admission to the game as well as a limited edition blue Mustang Mania t-shirt. Supplies are extremely limited, so fans should contact the SMU Ticket Office immediately at 214-SMU-GAME (768-4263) or log on to SMUMustangs.com and use the Promo Code 1983.
Fans should follow SMU's social media network for sneak peeks at the jerseys in coming weeks.
Kickoff time will be set on Monday, Sept. 23.