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1938 TCU Horned Frogs football team

The 1938 TCU Horned Frogs football team represented Texas Christian University (TCU) in the 1938 college football season. The team was coached by Dutch Meyer in his fifth year as head coach. The Horned Frogs finished with an undefeated 11–0 season. At season's end, Davey O'Brien won the Heisman Trophy and the Horned Frogs were crowned as national champions by the AP Poll. The offense scored 269 points while the defense allowed 60 points. The Horned Frogs played their home games in Amon G. Carter Stadium, which is located on campus in Fort Worth, Texas.

1938 TCU Horned Frogs football
National champion (multiple)
Sugar Bowl champion
Southwest Conference champion
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
APNo. 1
1938 record11–0 (6–0 SWC)
Head coachDutch Meyer (5th season)
Home stadiumAmon G. Carter Stadium
(Capacity: 22,000)
Seasons
← 1937
1939 →
1938 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 TCU $ 6 0 0     11 0 0
SMU 4 2 0     6 4 0
Baylor 3 2 1     7 2 1
Rice 3 3 0     4 6 0
Texas A&M 2 3 1     4 4 1
Arkansas 1 5 0     2 7 1
Texas 1 5 0     1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 24Centenary*W 13–0
October 1Arkansas
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX
W 21–14
October 8at Temple*W 28–6
October 15at Texas A&MW 34–6
October 22at Marquette*No. 7W 21–0
October 29BaylorNo. 4
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX (rivalry)
W 39–7
November 5at Tulsa*No. 2W 21–014,000
November 12TexasNo. 1
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX (rivalry)
W 28–6
November 19at RiceNo. 2W 29–7
November 26at SMUNo. 2W 20–7
January 2, 1939vs. No. 6 Carnegie Tech*No. 1W 15–744,308
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Ki Aldrich Center 1 1 Chicago Cardinals
Davey O'Brien Quarterback 1 4 Philadelphia Eagles
I. B. Hale Tackle 1 8 Washington Redskins
Forrest Kline Guard 9 75 Brooklyn Dodgers football club
Johnny Hall Wing/half back 9 79 Green Bay Packers
Thomas (Allie) White Tackle 13 114 Philadelphia Eagles

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Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1939.htm
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 18, 2007. Retrieved November 23, 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://football.about.com/cs/history/a/maxwellaward.htm