American Football Database
1936 Sugar Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Louisiana State University 0 2 0 0 2
Texas Christian University 0 3 0 0 3
Date January 1, 1936
Season 1935
Stadium Tulane Stadium
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
Attendance 35,000[1]
Sugar Bowl
 < 1935  1937

The 1936 Sugar Bowl, part of the 1935 bowl game season, took place on January 1, 1936, at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana. The competing teams were the LSU Tigers, representing the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and the TCU Horned Frogs, representing the Southwest Conference (SWC). TCU won the game 3–2.



The 1935 LSU squad finished the regular season 9–1 and as SEC champions with loss coming against Rice in the season opener.[2] The Sugar Bowl appearance marked the first ever postseason bowl game for LSU.[3]


The 1935 TCU squad finished the regular season with a record of 11–1. The only loss of the season came in their final conference game against SMU by a score of 20–14.[4] The appearance marked the first for TCU in the Sugar bowl and the second all-time bowl appearance.

Game summary

In a game dominated by both defenses, all five points were scored in the second quarter.[3] TCU's Taldon Manton scored first on a 36-yard field goal. LSU scored their only points when Sammy Baugh was called for a safety after being pressured by Gaynell Tinsley, and called for intentional grounding.[3]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring Information Score
Plays Yards TOP LSU TCU
2 TCU 36-yard field goal by Taldon Manton 0 3
2 LSU Sammy Baugh tackled in endzone for a safety by Gaynell Tinsley 2 3
"TOP" = Time of Possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 2 3


  1. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Bowl/All-Star Game Records" (PDF). 2011 NCAA Division I Football Records. p. 33. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
  2. "All-time Results". 2010 LSU Football Media Guide. Baton Rouge, LA: LSU Department of Athletics. 2010. p. 156.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "LSU Bowl Recaps". Retrieved February 6, 2011.
  4. "Year-by-Year Results". 2010 TCU Football Fact Book. Fort Worth, TX: TCU Department of Athletics. 2010. p. 116.