LSU football vs. SMU football
Overall record: 0-1-1
First meeting: Oct. 14, 1922
Last meeting: Oct. 6, 1934
Last score: 14-14
LSU football has yet to get the better of SMU despite a pair of early-19th century attempts.
The putrid LSU Tigers team of 1922 lost to SMU in Dallas a few weeks before dropping another game to Rutgers. However, the 1922 Mustangs were a good team that finished 6-3-1.
The Tigers gave SMU a better game in Baton Rouge in 1934. The 1934 LSU football team was a much better product than their 1922 predecessors, finishing 7-2-2 on the season. Such includes a 14-14 tie against the Mustangs in October.
The 1934 Mustangs also finished with a pair of tie games in 1934. As such, we’re thankful for the current overtime rules that prevent ridiculous results like tie games.
SMU is another FBS team we’re not confident LSU football will play again soon.
The Mustangs are a decent American Athletic Conference program that finished 7-6 in Rhett Lashley’s first year as head coach. However, there’s not much incentive for LSU to play average AAC teams in the regular season.
There is also little chance the Tigers will see SMU in an expanded College Football Playoff field.