SMU beat Baylor 13-6 in front of 56,000 on November 20, 1948. The 1948 SMU Mustangs football team represented Southern Methodist University during the 1948 college football season. They were ranked in the top ten most of the season, and ended the year winning the Cotton Bowl. Doak Walker the star halfback was a junior and won the Heisman Trophy. Doak established several other Southwest Conference records that still stand.