|1936 TCU Horned Frogs football|
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
Cotton Bowl Classic, W 16–6 vs. Marquette
|1936 record||9–2–2 (4–1–1 SWC)|
|Head coach||Dutch Meyer (3rd season)|
|Home stadium||Amon G. Carter Stadium|
|1936 Southwest Conference football standings|
|#18 Arkansas †||5||–||1||–||0||7||–||3||–||0|
|† – 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, 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.
|September 19||at Howard Payne*||Brownwood, TX||W 6–0|
|September 26||at Texas Tech*||L 0–7||12,000|
|October 3||Arkansas||W 18–14|
|October 10||at Tulsa*||W 10–7||14,000|
|October 17||at Texas A&M||L 37–18|
|October 24||Mississippi State*||T 0–0|
|October 31||Baylor||W 28–0|
|November 7||at Texas||W 27–6|
|November 14||Centenary*||No. 18||W 26–0|
|November 21||at Rice||W 13–0|
|November 28||at SMU||No. 18||T 0–0|
|December 12||at No. 6 Santa Clara*||No. 16||W 9–0||45,000|
|January 1, 1937||vs. No. 20 Marquette*||No. 16||W 16–6||17,000|
Team players drafted into the NFL
|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|
Awards and honors
- Sammy Baugh, All-American selection
- Sammy Baugh, Cotton Bowl Classic Most Valuable Player
- Sammy Baugh, fourth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1936.
- Sullivan, James A. (December 13, 1936). "Texas Christian punctures Santa Clara's perfect record". Pittsburgh Press. United Press: p. 1, sports. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FScbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CkwEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3937%2C6096343.
- "Cotton Bowl Classic match makers". Dallas Morning News. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/colleges/topstories/stories/122707dnspoottonpageforweb.1df8d6a.html. Retrieved July 9, 2008.