The SMU Mustangs are just over two weeks away from their 2022 home opener, but right now their home court is more like a swimming pool. Thanks to torrential rains in the Dallas area, much of the field at Gerald J. Ford Stadium is under water.
According to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, DFW Airport just received 9.19 inches of rain over a 24-hour period. It is the second highest amount on record, behind only September 4 and 5, 1932.
All that rain has pooled inside SMU’s stadium, and now there’s only a small patch of grass left above the water. It’s a good thing the Mustangs aren’t starting this weekend.
Once the weather improves, SMU will need to make sure the pitch is ready for their home opener against Lamar on September 10. before our first game,” by Joseph Hoyt of the Dallas Morning News.
The good news for SMU is that it starts the road season with a non-conference matchup against North Texas. This match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on September 3 and will air on CBS Sports Network.
When the Mustangs take to the field at Gerald J. Ford Stadium, it will be under new head coach Rhett Lashlee. He succeeds Sonny Dykes, who replaced Gary Patterson at TCU.