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It Rained On SMU's Parade
Douglas S. Looney
November 28, 1983
The formidable-Mustangs shut out Arkansas, only to be snubbed by the major bowls for lack of mass appeal
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November 28, 1983

It Rained On Smu's Parade

The formidable-Mustangs shut out Arkansas, only to be snubbed by the major bowls for lack of mass appeal

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In the SMU dressing room after Saturday's game, everybody put on his party manners. The Sun Bowl reps smiled, Collins smiled—"We're excited about going to the Sun Bowl," he said—and the players hollered and smiled. Said Quarterback Lance McIlhenny, "Aw, we're just happy to go anywhere." Given the bowl mess, what else could he say?

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