American Football Database
1961 TCU Horned Frogs football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1961 record3–5–2 (2–4–1 SWC)
Head coachAbe Martin (9th season)
Home stadiumAmon G. Carter Stadium
(Capacity: 46,083)
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Template:1961 Southwest Conference football standings The 1961 TCU Horned Frogs football team represented Texas Christian University (TCU) in the 1961 college football season. The Horned Frogs finished the season 3–5–2 overall and 2–4–1 in the Southwest Conference. The team was coached by Abe Martin in his ninth 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 23No. 8 Kansas*W 17–1627,000
September 301:30 No. 3 Ohio State*T 7–782,878
October 7at ArkansasL 3–28
October 14at Texas TechL 0–10
October 21Texas A&M
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX (rivalry)
W 15–14
November 4BaylorL 14–28
November 10at UCLA*L 7–28
November 182:00 No. 1 TexasW 6–050,000
November 25Rice
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX
L 16–35
December 2SMU
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX (rivalry)
T 28–2820,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time