1971 TCU Horned Frogs football team

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1971 TCU Horned Frogs football
Conference Southwest Conference
1971 record 6–4–1 (5–2 SWC)
Head coach Jim Pittman (1st year)
Billy Tohill (1st year)
Home stadium Amon G. Carter Stadium
(Capacity: 46,083)
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 18 Texas $ 6 1 0     8 3 0
No. 16 Arkansas 5 1 1     8 3 1
TCU 5 2 0     6 4 1
Texas A&M 4 3 0     5 6 0
SMU 3 4 0     4 7 0
Rice 2 4 1     3 7 1
Texas Tech 2 5 0     4 7 0
Baylor 0 7 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 TCU Horned Frogs football team represented Texas Christian University (TCU) in the 1971 college football season. The Horned Frogs finished the season 6–4–1 overall and 5–2 in the Southwest Conference, the team was coached by Jim Pittman, in his first and only year as head coach. Pittman died of a heart attack suffered on the sidelines of a game against Baylor in Waco, Texas on October 30, 1971.[1] Assistant Coach Billy Tohill replaced Pittman as head coach for the remainder of the season, finishing with a 3–1 record.

The Frogs played their home games in Amon G. Carter Stadium, which is located on campus in Fort Worth, Texas.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 18 Texas–Arlington* Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas W 42–0   -
September 25 at No. 17 Washington* Husky StadiumSeattle L 26–44   59,956
October 2 at No. 18 Arkansas Razorback StadiumFayetteville, Arkansas L 15–49   41,100
October 9 Oklahoma State* Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas T 14–14   -
October 16 Texas A&M Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas W 14–3   -
October 23 at No. 7 Penn State* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, Pennsylvania L 14–66   51,896
October 30 at Baylor Baylor StadiumWaco, Texas (The Revivalry) W 34–27   30,000
November 6 Texas Tech Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas W 17–6   22,138
November 13 2:00 PM at No. 13 Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas L 0–31   63,500
November 20 Rice Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas W 20–19   -
November 27 at SMU Cotton BowlDallas, Texas (Battle for the Iron Skillet) W 18–16   18,128
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pittman burial Tuesday". The Tuscaloosa News. The Associated Press. November 1, 1971. p. 6. Retrieved January 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ "1971 TCU Horned Frogs". Retrieved 7 July 2016.