SMU–TCU football rivalry

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SMU–TCU football rivalry
SMU script logo.png TCU script logo.gif
SMU Mustangs TCU Horned Frogs

Sport(s) Football
Total meetings 93
Series record TCU leads, 46-40-7
First meeting October 18, 1915
TCU 43, SMU 0
Last meeting September 28, 2013
TCU 48, SMU 17
Next meeting September 20, 2014
Largest win TCU, 62-7 (2000)
Longest win streak SMU, 15 (1972-86)
Current win streak TCU, 2 (2012-present)
Trophy Iron Skillet (See below)

The SMU–TCU football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the SMU Mustangs football team of Southern Methodist University (SMU) and TCU Horned Frogs football of Texas Christian University (TCU). The winner of the game receives an iron skillet as a trophy.

The teams have played all but six years since their first meeting in 1915. They did not face each other in 1919, 1920, 1925, 1987, 1988, or 2006. Although no longer in the same conference, SMU and TCU agreed to play each season through 2017 on an alternating home-and-away basis.

Iron Skillet[edit]

TCU and SMU fans began the tradition back in 1946. During pre-game festivities, an SMU fan was frying frog legs as a joke before the game. A TCU fan, seeing this desecration of the "frog", went over and told him that eating the frog legs was going well beyond the rivalry and that they should let the game decide who would get the skillet and the frog legs. TCU won the game, and the skillet and frog legs went to TCU. The tradition eventually spilled over into the actual game and the Iron Skillet is now passed to the winner.

Game results[edit]

TCU currently leads the series 46–40–7.

Date Year Location Winner Score
Oct. 18 1915 Clark Field TCU 43-0
Oct. 14 1916 Armstrong Field TCU 48-3
Oct. 20 1917 Clark Field TCU 21-0
Oct. 12 1918 Armstrong Field SMU 1-0^
Nov. 12 1921 Armstrong Field TCU 13-6
Dec. 2 1922 Clark Field Tie 0-0
Nov. 4 1923 Armstrong Field SMU 40-0
Nov. 1 1924 Clark Field SMU 6-0
Nov. 25 1926 Ownby Stadium SMU 14-13
Nov. 19 1927 Clark Field SMU 28-6
Nov. 24 1928 Ownby Stadium TCU 15-6
Nov. 30 1929 Clark Field Tie 7-7
Nov. 29 1930 Ownby Stadium TCU 13-0
Nov. 28 1931 Amon G. Carter Stadium Tie 0-0
Nov. 22 1932 Ownby Stadium TCU 8-0
Dec. 2 1933 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 26-6
Dec. 1 1934 Ownby Stadium SMU 19-0
Nov. 30 1935 Amon G. Carter Stadium SMU 20-14
Nov. 28 1936 Ownby Stadium Tie 0-0
Nov. 27 1937 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 3-0
Nov. 26 1938 Ownby Stadium TCU 20-7
Dec. 2 1939 Amon G. Carter Stadium SMU 14-7
Nov. 30 1940 Ownby Stadium SMU 16-0
Nov. 29 1941 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 15-13
Nov. 28 1942 Ownby Stadium TCU 14-6
Nov. 27 1943 Amon G. Carter Stadium SMU 20-0
Dec. 2 1944 Ownby Stadium SMU 9-6
Dec. 1 1945 Amon G. Carter Stadium SMU 34-0
Nov. 30 1946 Ownby Stadium SMU 30-13
Nov. 29 1947 Amon G. Carter Stadium Tie 19-19
Nov. 27 1948 Cotton Bowl Tie 7-7
Nov. 26 1949 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 26-13
Dec. 2 1950 Cotton Bowl TCU 27-13
Dec. 1 1951 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 13-2
Nov. 29 1952 Cotton Bowl TCU 14-7
Nov. 28 1953 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 13-0
Nov. 27 1954 Cotton Bowl SMU 21-6
Nov. 26 1955 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 20-13
Dec. 1 1956 Cotton Bowl TCU 21-6
Nov. 30 1957 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 21-0
Nov. 29 1958 Cotton Bowl SMU 20-13
Nov. 28 1959 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 19-0
Nov. 26 1960 Cotton Bowl TCU 13-0
Dec. 2 1961 Amon G. Carter Stadium Tie 28-28
Dec. 1 1962 Cotton Bowl TCU 14-9
Nov. 23 1963 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 22-15
Nov. 28 1964 Cotton Bowl TCU 17-6
Nov. 27 1965 Cotton Bowl TCU 10-7
Nov. 26 1966 Cotton Bowl SMU 21-0
Dec. 2 1967 Cotton Bowl SMU 28-14
Oct. 12 1968 Amon G. Carter Stadium SMU 21-14
Oct. 10 1969 Cotton Bowl SMU 19-17
Nov. 28 1970 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 26-17
Nov. 27 1971 Cotton Bowl TCU 18-16
Dec. 2 1972 Amon G. Carter Stadium SMU 35-22
Dec. 1 1973 Cotton Bowl SMU 21-19
Oct. 12 1974 Amon G. Carter Stadium SMU 33-13
Oct. 10 1975 Cotton Bowl SMU 28-13
Sep. 11 1976 Cotton Bowl SMU 34-14
Sep. 10 1977 Amon G. Carter Stadium SMU 45-21
Sep. 9 1978 Cotton Bowl SMU 45-14
Sep. 15 1979 Amon G. Carter Stadium SMU 27-7
Sep. 20 1980 Texas Stadium SMU 17-14
Sep. 26 1981 Amon G. Carter Stadium SMU 20-9
Sep. 25 1982 Texas Stadium SMU 16-13
Sep. 24 1983 Amon G. Carter Stadium SMU 21-17
Sep. 29 1984 Texas Stadium SMU 26-17
Sep. 28 1985 Amon G. Carter Stadium SMU 56-21
Sep. 27 1986 Texas Stadium SMU 31-21
Sep. 30 1989 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 28-10
Sep. 29 1990 Ownby Stadium TCU 42-21
Nov. 2 1991 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 18-10
Oct. 17 1992 Ownby Stadium SMU 27-17
Sep. 25 1993 Amon G. Carter Stadium SMU 21-15
Nov. 12 1994 Ownby Stadium TCU 35-14
Nov. 4 1995 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 19-16
Nov. 21 1996 Cotton Bowl SMU 27-24
Nov. 20 1997 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 21-18
Oct. 17 1998 Cotton Bowl SMU 10-6
Nov. 26 1999 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 21-0
Nov. 24 2000 Gerald J. Ford Stadium TCU 62-7
Sep. 8 2001 Gerald J. Ford Stadium TCU 38-10
Sep. 14 2002 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 17-6
Nov. 29 2003 Gerald J. Ford Stadium TCU 20-13
Sep. 11 2004 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 44-0
Sep. 10 2005 Gerald J. Ford Stadium SMU 21-10
Sep. 22 2007 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 21-7
Sep. 20 2008 Gerald J. Ford Stadium TCU 48-7
Oct. 3 2009 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 39-14
Sep. 24 2010 Gerald J. Ford Stadium TCU 41-24
Oct. 1 2011 Amon G. Carter Stadium SMU 40-33 OT
Sep. 30 2012 Gerald J. Ford Stadium TCU 24-16
Sep. 28 2013 Amon G. Carter Stadium TCU 48–17
Sep. 20 2014 Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Sep. 29 2015 Amon G. Carter Stadium
Sep. 24 2016 Gerald J. Ford Stadium
2017 Amon G. Carter Stadium

^-TCU forfeited the 1918 game

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