TCU–Texas A&M football rivalry

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TCU–Texas A&M football rivalry
First meeting1897
TCU 30, Texas A&M 6
Latest meetingDecember 28, 2001
Texas A&M 28, TCU 9
Statistics
Meetings total92
All-time seriesTexas A&M leads, 56–29–7
Largest victoryTexas A&M, 74–10 (1986)
Longest win streakTexas A&M, 24 (1973–present)
Current win streakTexas A&M, 24 (1973–present)
TCU–Texas A&M football rivalry is located in Texas
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The TCU–Texas A&M football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the TCU Horned Frogs and Texas A&M Aggies. After 72 consecutive meetings as members of the Southwest Conference (SWC) from 1924 to 1995, the series has yet to be scheduled in the regular season as a non-conference game since the SWC disbanded in 1996. In the most recent game between the two programs, the Aggies defeated the Horned Frogs 28–9 at the 2001 Galleryfurniture.com Bowl in Houston, Texas, as both teams were contractually obligated through their respective athletic conferences.

History[edit]

TCU and Texas A&M played 19 times before they were both in the Southwest Conference that was made up of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas universities. Until the early 1990s the conference started to fall apart when the University of Arkansas announced that they will move to the Southeastern Conference. In 1994, Texas A&M announced with other Texas schools, that they will join the Big Eight Conference to form the Big 12 Conference. TCU did not receive an invitation to join with Texas A&M, and so TCU moved to the Western Athletic Conference in 1996, Conference USA in 2001, and then the Mountain West Conference in 2005. In 2012, TCU finally got the chance to move to the Big 12 Conference with its other Texas rivals except for one, Texas A&M. Texas A&M moved to the Southeastern Conference in 2012. The future of the rivalry is uncertain.

Over the life of the series, the Aggies have shutout the Horned Frogs 21 times, and been shutout 9 times (including scoreless ties in 1909 and 1927). The Aggies hold the largest margin of victory with a 74–10 win in College Station on November 22, 1986 (the Aggies also hold the next ten-largest margins of victory, with each ranging from 34 to 56 points). The Aggies' current winning streak of 24 games from 1973 to 1995 and including the 2001 Galleryfurniture.com Bowl is the longest in the series.

At a yell practice before the 1930 TCU game, A&M Board of Regents member Pinky Downs '06 shouted, "What are we going to do to those Horned Frogs?" His muse did not fail him as he improvised, borrowing a term from frog hunting. "Gig 'em, Aggies!" he said as he made a fist with his thumb extended straight up. The phrase stuck, and with that the first hand sign in the Southwest Conference came into being, although TCU's "Riff, Ram, Bah, Zoo" cheer appears to be older.[1] The "Hook 'em Horns" cheer was also invented by a UT cheerleader prior to the November 12, 1955 UT-TCU game.[2] TCU wound up winning both of these historic games.

Game results[edit]

TCU victoriesTexas A&M victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 1897 College Station, TX TCU 30–6
2 1898 Waco, TX Texas A&M 16–0
3 November 15, 1902 Waco, TX Texas A&M 22–0
4 October 10, 1903 College Station, TX Texas A&M 14–6
5 November 14, 1903 College Station, TX Texas A&M 16–0
6 November 21, 1903 Waco, TX Texas A&M 11–0
7 October 22, 1904 College Station, TX Texas A&M 29–0
8 October 14, 1905 College Station, TX Texas A&M 20–0
9 November 4, 1905 Waco, TX Texas A&M 24–11
10 October 27, 1906 College Station, TX Texas A&M 42–0
11 November 10, 1906 Waco, TX Texas A&M 22–0
12 November 9, 1907 College Station, TX Texas A&M 32–5
13 October 31, 1908 Waco, TX Texas A&M 13–10
14 October 9, 1909 College Station, TX Tie0–0
15 October 15, 1910 College Station, TX Texas A&M 35–0
16 November 5, 1910 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 23–6
17 October 17, 1914 College Station, TX Texas A&M 40–0
18 October 16, 1915 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 13–10
19 November 15, 1919 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 48–0
20 November 8, 1924 College Station, TX Texas A&M 28–0
21 November 7, 1925 Fort Worth, TX TCU 3–0
22 November 6, 1926 College Station, TX Tie13–13
23 October 22, 1927 Fort Worth, TX Tie0–0
24 October 20, 1928 College Station, TX TCU 6–0
25 October 19, 1929 Fort Worth, TX TCU 13–7
26 October 18, 1930 College Station, TX TCU 3–0
27 October 17, 1931 Fort Worth, TX TCU 6–0
28 October 15, 1932 College Station, TX TCU 17–0
29 October 21, 1933 Fort Worth, TX TCU 13–7
30 October 20, 1934 College Station, TX TCU 13–0
31 October 19, 1935 Fort Worth, TX TCU 19–14
32 October 17, 1936 College Station, TX Texas A&M 18–7
33 October 16, 1937 Fort Worth, TX Tie7–7
34 October 15, 1938 College Station, TX TCU 34–6
35 October 21, 1939 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 20–6
36 October 19, 1940 College Station, TX Texas A&M 21–7
37 October 18, 1941 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 14–0
38 October 17, 1942 College Station, TX TCU 7–2
39 October 16, 1943 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 13–0
40 October 21, 1944 College Station, TX TCU 13–0
41 October 20, 1945 Fort Worth, TX TCU 13–12
42 October 19, 1946 College Station, TX Texas A&M 14–0
43 October 18, 1947 Fort Worth, TX TCU 26–0
44 October 16, 1948 College Station, TX TCU 27–14
45 October 15, 1949 Fort Worth, TX TCU 28–6
46 October 21, 1950 College Station, TX Texas A&M 42–23
47 October 20, 1951 Fort Worth, TX TCU 20–14
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
48 October 18, 1952 College Station, TX Tie7–7
49 October 17, 1953 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 20–7
50 October 16, 1954 College Station, TX TCU 21–20
51 October 15, 1955 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 19–16
52 October 20, 1956 College Station, TX Texas A&M 7–6
53 October 19, 1957 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 7–0
54 October 18, 1958 College Station, TX TCU 24–8
55 October 17, 1959 Fort Worth, TX TCU 39–6
56 October 15, 1960 College Station, TX Tie14–14
57 October 21, 1961 Fort Worth, TX TCU 15–14
58 October 20, 1962 College Station, TX TCU 20–14
59 October 19, 1963 Fort Worth, TX Tie14–14
60 October 17, 1964 College Station, TX TCU 14–9
61 October 16, 1965 Fort Worth, TX TCU 17–9
62 October 15, 1966 College Station, TX Texas A&M 35–7
63 October 21, 1967 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 20–0
64 October 19, 1968 College Station, TX Texas A&M 27–7
65 October 18, 1969 Fort Worth, TX TCU 16–6
66 October 17, 1970 College Station, TX TCU 31–15
67 October 16, 1971 Fort Worth, TX TCU 14–3
68 October 21, 1972 College Station, TX TCU 13–10
69 October 20, 1973 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 35–16
70 October 19, 1974 College Station, TX Texas A&M 17–0
71 October 18, 1975 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 14–6
72 November 20, 1976 College Station, TX Texas A&M 59–10
73 November 19, 1977 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 52–23
74 November 25, 1978 College Station, TX Texas A&M 15–7
75 November 24, 1979 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 30–7
76 November 22, 1980 College Station, TX Texas A&M 13–10
77 November 21, 1981 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 37–7
78 November 20, 1982 College Station, TX Texas A&M 34–14
79 November 19, 1983 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 20–10
80 November 24, 1984 College Station, TX Texas A&M 35–21
81 November 23, 1985 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 53–6
82 November 22, 1986 College Station, TX Texas A&M 74–10
83 November 21, 1987 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 42–24
84 November 19, 1988 College Station, TX Texas A&M 18–0
85 September 16, 1989 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 44–7
86 November 24, 1990 College Station, TX Texas A&M 56–10
87 November 9, 1991 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 44–7
88 November 21, 1992 College Station, TX Texas A&M 37–10
89 November 20, 1993 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 59–3
90 November 19, 1994 College Station, TX Texas A&M 34–17
91 November 25, 1995 Fort Worth, TX Texas A&M 38–6
92 December 28, 2001 Houston, TX Texas A&M 28–9
Series: Texas A&M leads 56–29–7

Series record sources: College Football Data Warehouse.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 10, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ https://www.texasexes.org/uthistory/traditions.aspx?tradition=hookem
  3. ^ and College Football Data Warehouse, Retrieved June 19, 2014.