The SMU Mustangs football program is a college football team representing Southern Methodist University (SMU) in University Park in Dallas County, Texas. The team competes in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) as a member of the American Athletic Conference. SMU has won three national championships from NCAA-designated major selectors. SMU claims all three championships in 1935, 1981 and 1982. They also have won 11 conference championships, nine outright and two shared. SMU Mustangs have won two division championships (2009 and 2010) when the program is member of Conference USA West Division. The team have participated in 17 bowl games. The Mustangs have a record of 7–9–1 in these games.