No. 9: TCU Scores Huge Victory In 1992
July 31, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas -With the opening of the 2012 football season just around the corner, GoFrogs.com continues its stroll down memory lane to review the No. 9 game in Amon G. Carter Stadium history.
The top 12 games all-time will be listed weekly throughout the rest of the summer, so fans are encouraged to check back often. Please note that selected games have been looked at significantly over the last couple of months and were chosen by members of the TCU media relations staff.
No. 9: 1992 // TCU 23, Texas 14
HORNED FROGS RECORD HUGE HOME VICTORY
Win gives TCU first victory over SWC foe since 1967.
FORT WORTH, Texas - No. 20 Texas was in town and TCU was looking for its first victory over the Longhorns since 1967.
The Horned Frogs struck first with an 83-yard drive, their longest of the season, which was capped by a 1-yard Curtis Modkins rush to lead 7-0 with 3:30 remaining in the opening quarter.
A minute later, TCU truly proved its determination when freshman defensive end Chris Piland knocked the ball loose from Texas running back Adrian Walker's hands at the Longhorn 20.
Two plays later, Leon Clay nailed Stephen Shipley on a post pattern to give the Frogs a 14-0 lead, but Texas responded with a touchdown of its own at the 5:38 mark of the first half.
Heavy rush by TCU's Rick LaFavers on a Texas punt attempt helped the Frogs record a safety, increasing TCU's advantage to 16-7 with 20 seconds left in the first half.
The Longhorns, who held the TCU offense at bay in the second half, continued to fight though, scoring a touchdown to trail, 16-14, five minutes into the third quarter.
The Frogs saved the best for last as cornerback Tony Rand jumped a curl route and brought the interception back 58 yards for the score to give TCU its eventual final margin of 23-14 with 7:21 remaining on the clock.