A high-profile opponent was just added to the SMU Mustang football team’s schedule in 2018.
That opponent: the University of Michigan Wolverines of the Big Ten Conference.
“While it’s still several years down the road, we’re excited about this game,” SMU Athletic Director Rick Hart said. “It will give us a chance to showcase our team and university on a national stage and will allow our student-athletes a chance to compete in one of college football’s legendary stadiums.”
The Wolverines are just part of a great group of teams SMU will have to face within the next five years.
Along with the Maize and Blue on Sept. 15, 2018, the Mustangs will face off against the likes of Baylor University three times, Texas A&M; University once more next season, and rival Texas Christian University, although these games are still subject to changes.
It will have been over two decades since the last time the Mustangs have met with an opponent from the Conference based in the Midwest, losing to the University of Wisconsin 42-0 in September 1995.
SMU has only squared off against Michigan once before, in a 27-16 Wolverine win in Ann Arbor, Mich. back in 1963.
Although it seems an average score line for today’s brand of football, the 16 points by SMU were the team’s second-highest of the season.
Hopefully for the Mustangs, the offense will bring a little more firepower to one of college football’s most historic venues in Michigan Stadium nearly five years from now.