Description: This film captures highlights from a football game between the Baylor University Bears and the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs. (TCU players are wearing white jerseys.) The Southwest Conference rivalry game was played on October 29, 1938, at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth.While Baylor scored an early touchdown, TCU ran away with the game, ultimately winning 39-7. TCU finished the season with an undefeated 11-0 record, outscoring their opponents 269-60. The AP Poll crowned the Horned Frogs the national champions after they defeated Carnegie Tech in the Sugar Bowl on January 2, 1939. TCU’s quarterback, Davey O’Brien, also won the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, and Walter Camp Award—the first player in history to win all three in a single season. O’Brien was also the first Heisman winner from not only TCU but also the Southwest Conference.
Date: October 29, 1938
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Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library