Dec. 11, 2012
DALLAS (SMU) - Opponents for SMU's inaugural BIG EAST season have been set, the league office announced today. Visitors to Ford Stadium in 2013 will include perennial power Boise State as well as UConn in a rematch of 1989's "Miracle On Mockingbird."
In addition to Boise State and UConn, SMU will host UCF and Temple, and will travel to Houston, Memphis, San Diego State and USF. SMU will also host Texas Tech and Baylor at Ford in 2013.
When SMU returned to the football field in 1989, critics claimed that it was going to take a miracle for Forrest Gregg and the Mustangs to win a game. SMU started the season with a 35-6 loss to Southwest Conference rival Rice, and two weeks later, the Connecticut Huskies were in town to take on the Mustangs in just their second game since the end of the 1986 season. With five minutes to play in the game, it seemed that SMU was headed for certain defeat, as the Mustangs trailed 30-14. Some SMU fans decided that the game was out of reach and started to head home, but the Mustangs scored 17 points in the final five minutes to win the game, 31-30. That first victory that many predicted might take as many as five years to achieve took just two games and was quickly dubbed the "Miracle on Mockingbird."
Contact the SMU Ticket Office at 214-SMU-GAME for information or to make a deposit on 2013 season tickets.