American Football Database
1971 TCU Horned Frogs football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1971 record6–4–1 (5–2 SWC)
Head coachJim Pittman (1st year)
Billy Tohill (1st year)
Home stadiumAmon G. Carter Stadium
(Capacity: 46,083)
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Template:1971 Southwest Conference football standings The 1971 TCU Horned Frogs football team represented Texas Christian University (TCU) in the 1971 college football season. The Horned Frogs finished the season 6–4–1 overall and 5–2 in the Southwest Conference. The team was coached by Jim Pittman, in his first and only year as head coach. Pittman died of a heart attack suffered on the sidelines of a game against Baylor in Waco, Texas on October 30, 1971.[1] Assistant Coach Billy Tohill replaced Pittman as head coach for the remainder of the season, finishing with a 3–1 record.

The Frogs played their home games in Amon G. Carter Stadium, which is located on campus in Fort Worth, Texas.


September 18Texas–Arlington*W 42–0
September 25at No. 17 Washington*L 26–4459,956
October 2at No. 18 ArkansasL 15–4941,100
October 9Oklahoma State*
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX
T 14–14
October 16Texas A&M
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX (rivalry)
W 14–3
October 23at No. 7 Penn State*L 14–6651,896
October 30at BaylorW 34–2730,000
November 6Texas Tech
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX (rivalry)
W 17–622,138
November 132:00 No. 13 TexasL 0–3163,500
November 20Rice
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX
W 20–19
November 27at SMUW 18–1618,128
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time



1971 TCU Horned Frogs football team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Class
QB 18 Judy, SteveSteve Judy Sr
G 76 Morriss, GuyGuy Morriss Jr
Pos. # Name Class
DB 25 Blackwood, LyleLyle Blackwood Jr
DT 71 Davis, CharlesCharles Davis So
DB 27 McGinnis, DaveDave McGinnis Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
  • Billy Tohill
Coordinators/assistant coaches

  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt