American Football Database
1953 TCU Horned Frogs football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1953 record3–7 (1–5 SWC)
Head coachAbe Martin (1st season)
Home stadiumAmon G. Carter Stadium
(Capacity: 37,000)
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Template:1953 Southwest Conference football standings The 1953 TCU Horned Frogs football team represented Texas Christian University (TCU) in the 1953 college football season. The Horned Frogs finished the season 3–7 overall and 1–5 in the Southwest Conference. The team was coached by Abe Martin in his first year as head coach. The Frogs played their home games in Amon G. Carter Stadium, which is located on campus in Fort Worth, Texas.


September 19Kansas*W 13–0
October 3at ArkansasL 6–13
October 10at No. 2 Michigan State*
L 19–2651,049
October 17Texas A&M
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX (rivalry)
L 7–20
October 24at Penn State*L 21–27
October 31at No. 3 BaylorL 7–25
November 7at Washington State*W 21–7
November 14at No. 10 TexasL 3–1342,000
November 21No. 10 Rice
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX
L 6–19
November 28SMU
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX (rivalry)
W 13–027,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game