1936 TCU Horned Frogs football team

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1936 TCU Horned Frogs football
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
Conference Southwestern Conference
Ranking
AP No. 16
1936 record 9–2–2 (4–1–1 SWC)
Head coach Dutch Meyer (3rd season)
Home stadium Amon G. Carter Stadium
(Capacity: 22,000)
Seasons
← 1935
1937 →
1936 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 18 Arkansas $ 5 1 0     7 3 0
No. 16 TCU 4 1 1     9 2 2
Texas A&M 3 2 1     8 3 1
Baylor 3 2 1     6 3 1
SMU 2 3 1     5 4 1
Rice 1 5 0     5 7 0
Texas 1 5 0     2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1936 TCU Horned Frogs football team represented Texas Christian University (TCU) in the 1936 college football season. The team was coached by Dutch Meyer in his third year as coach, finishing the season 9–2–2 (4–1–1 SWC). Led by senior quarterback Sammy Baugh, the offense scored 160 points, while the defense allowed 58 points. The Frogs defeated Marquette in the inaugural Cotton Bowl Classic, played in Dallas.

The final AP poll was released in late November and TCU was sixteenth; they then defeated #6 Santa Clara on December 12,[1] and #20 Marquette on New Year's Day. Baugh was a first round selection in the 1937 NFL Draft, taken sixth overall by the Boston Redskins, who moved south to Washington, D.C. prior to the 1937 season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 19 at Howard Payne* Brownwood, Texas W   6–0  
September 26 at Texas Tech* Tech FieldLubbock, Texas (Rivalry) L    0–7  
October 3 Arkansas Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas W 18–14  
October 10 at Tulsa* Skelly FieldTulsa, Oklahoma W 10–7  
October 17 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas L    7–18  
October 24 Mississippi State* Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas T    0–0  
October 31 Baylor Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas (Rivalry) W 28–0  
November 7 at Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas W 27–6  
November 14 Centenary* No. 18 Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas W 26–0  
November 21 at Rice Rice FieldHouston W 13–0  
November 28 at SMU No. 18 Cotton BowlDallas (Rivalry) T    0–0  
December 12 at No. 6 Santa Clara* No. 16 Kezar StadiumSan Francisco [1] W   9–0  
January 1, 1937 vs. No. 20 Marquette* No. 16 Cotton Bowl • Dallas (Cotton Bowl Classic) W 16–6  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Overall NFL club
Sammy Baugh Quarterback 1 6 Washington Redskins
Drew Ellis Tackle 3 21 Philadelphia Eagles
Walt Roach End 6 55 Pittsburgh Steelers
Marv Baldwin Tackle 7 69 Green Bay Packers
Solon Holt Guard 10 100 Los Angeles Rams

Source:[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sullivan, James A. (December 13, 1936). "Texas Christian punctures Santa Clara's perfect record". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. p. 1, sports. 
  2. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1937.htm
  3. ^ "Cotton Bowl Classic match makers". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2008-07-09.