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1936 TCU Horned Frogs football
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
APNo. 16
1936 record9–2–2 (4–1–1 SWC)
Head coachDutch Meyer (3rd season)
Home stadiumAmon G. Carter Stadium
(Capacity: 22,000)
Seasons
← 1935
1937 →
1936 Southwest Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#18 Arkansas 5 1 0     7 3 0
#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.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 19at Howard Payne*Brownwood, TXW 6–0
September 26at Texas Tech*L 0–712,000
October 3ArkansasW 18–14
October 10at Tulsa*W 10–714,000
October 17at Texas A&ML 37–18
October 24Mississippi State*
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX
T 0–0
October 31Baylor
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX (rivalry)
W 28–0
November 7at TexasW 27–6
November 14Centenary*No. 18
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX
W 26–0
November 21at RiceW 13–0
November 28at SMUNo. 18T 0–0
December 12at No. 6 Santa Clara*No. 16W 9–045,000
January 1, 1937vs. No. 20 Marquette*No. 16
W 16–617,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Overall NFL club
Sammy Baugh Quarterback 1 6 Washington Redskins
Drew Ellis Tackle321 Philadelphia Eagles
Walt Roach End 6 55 Pittsburgh Steelers
Marv Baldwin Tackle7 69 Green Bay Packers
Solon Holt Guard 10 100 Los Angeles Rams

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