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Frogs vs. Hogs, 1938

Posted Oct. 8, 2015

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The TCU Horned Frogs (in white jerseys) and the Arkansas Razorbacks lined up at Amon G. Carter Stadium on Oct. 1, 1938, in front of 12,000 fans. TCU defeated Arkansas, 21-14.

Six minutes into the first quarter, the Horned Frogs scored with a 50-yard, 12-play drive concluding with a 13-yard touchdown pass from Davey O’Brien to Earl Clark. Three minutes later, Connie Sparks scored a touchdown on a one-yard run for TCU.

The Horned Frogs’ final touchdown occurred in the third quarter when O’Brien threw a lateral to Sparks, who ran 30 yards to the end zone.

Under the leadership of Coach Dutch Meyer, TCU went on to an 11-0 record and was ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll. The 1938 Horned Frogs concluded the season with a 15-7 victory against Carnegie Melon University in the Sugar Bowl.

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