TCU football traces its origins back to 1896, when the school was still known as AddRan College. Most of the Horned Frog's success came in the Southwest Conference under head coach Dutch Meyer. He would win national championships by winning the Sugar Bowl in 1935 and 1938. TCU has won a total of 14 conference championships in the Southwest Conference, the WAC, Conference USA, and the Mountain West Conference. Some of the great players to wear the Purple and White at TCU include Sammy Baugh, Davey O'Brien, and LaDainian Tomlinson. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for TCU Horned Frogs football tickets.
2016 TCU Season Preview
TCU finished 3 points away from having a perfect season last year. The lone blemish on the Horned Frogs records was a 4th quarter collapse against rival Baylor. The season culminated in a 42-3 throttling of Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl, quieting any doubts that TCU was among the best teams in the nation. That confidence has carried over into 2015, with quarterback Trevone Boykin returning for his senior season. Boykin will have one of the best running back duos in the Big 12 with Kyle Hicks and big play threat Aaron Green. TCU will also have one of the most experienced offensive lines in the country, with 4 senior starters suiting up for the Horned Frogs. While there are some question marks surrounding the Horned Frogs defense, TCU enters 2015 with thoughts of not just a Big 12 title, but a trip to the College Football Playoff. TCU will start the season ranked in the top 5, and has probably their best shot at reaching the National Championship since the departure of Andy Dalton. Top games on the TCU Horned Frogs 2015 schedule include at Minnesota, at Oklahoma State, at Oklahoma, and against Baylor for the last game of the season.
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TCU Horned Frogs Football at Amon G. Carter Stadium Address: 2850 Stadium Dr, Fort Worth, Texas, 76109
The TCU Horned Frogs play their home games at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Ft. Worth, Texas. The excavation for the 44,008 capacity stadium is where the Horned Frog nickname originated. Workers discovered thousands of Texas Horned Lizards shooting blood at them. The Horned Frogs will try to leave a similar impression on opposing teams this season. The TCU Horned Frogs home bench is on the Amon G. Carter Stadium sideline with sections 101-109. Amon G. Carter Stadium parking information is covered in our Horned Frogs event guide.
TCU vs. SMU
The Battle for the Iron Skillet is always a close contest between these two Metroplex-area schools, and the name originates from an issue a TCU fan had with SMU fans frying up frog legs before the 1946 game. The series has gone back and forth, with TCU holding the edge through the 50s, SMU losing only twice between 1966 and 1986, and TCU’s recent re-emergence as a national power.
One of the oldest rivalries in college football, the Bears and Horned Frogs bring together two of Texas’s best private universities together for what usually is a very close contest. Less than seven points has decided the game over 40 times, and this game holds the dubious distinction as being the only time a coach died while a game was in progess when TCU’s Jim Pittman collapsed and died on the sideline in 1971.
TCU vs. Texas Tech
Tech leads the all-time series against the Horned Frogs, which has only recently become an active rivalry with TCU’s introduction to the Big 12. The series has been heavily dominated by the Red Raiders, winning 10 of the last 13 while losing only one game at Jones AT&T Stadium.
The Horned Frogs rivalry with Texas is actually one of the oldest rivalries in the country. Texas and TCU first met on the football field in 1897, and have played over 80 times since. The rivalry grew into one of the best in the State while both schools were members of the Southwest conference, but dwindled with the conference dissolving. In 2012, TCU joined the Big 12, rekindling the dormant rivalry and opening up one of the biggest eras of success for the Horned Frogs against Texas, including two wins in Austin on Thanksgiving in 2012, and 2014.
TCU in the CFP Championship and Bowl Games
After playing in the Conference USA and the Mountain West Conference for most of the 21st Century the Horned Frogs finally got their chance to play with the top dogs joining the Big 12 in 2012. TCU has reached a bowl game in each of the last 8 years, including two BCS Bowl games (Rose, Fiesta), compiling an impressive winning record along the way. The Horned Frogs are proud owners of a mind blowing 17 conference titles in their school’s history. Ticketcity offers tickets to all college football bowl games and the Big 12 Conference Championship Game.
TCU Horned Frogs Event Guide
Where are the best places to eat in Fort Worth before a TCU home game?
There are some great places in Fort Worth, but one of the best for Mexican food and margaritas is Joe T. Garcia’s. Celebrity chef, Tim Love, has two restaurants worth checking out Love Shack and Lonesome Dove. The Railhead is the best spot for drinks and authentic Texas BBQ.