No. 5: TCU Records Huge Upset In 1946
Aug. 17, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas - With the opening of the 2012 football season only a few weeks away, GoFrogs.com reviews the No. 5 game in Amon G. Carter Stadium history.
The top 12 games all-time will be counted down leading up to the Sept. 8 season opener with Grambling State, 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. 5: 1946 // TCU 14, Texas 0
HORNED FROGS STUN NATIONALLY RANKED TEXAS
Dave Bloxom helps secure one of the biggest upsets in school history.
FORT WORTH, Texas - -- In 1946, TCU pulled off one of the biggest upsets in school history, shocking No. 6 Texas, 14-0.
TCU entered the November contest as losers of five-straight and appeared to be no match for the Longhorns. Following a stifled Texas offensive possession deep in their own territory, Carl Knox connected with Paschal alum Dick Lipscomb on an open 11-yard touchdown pass on the Horned Frogs' first second-quarter possession.
TCU elected to have the heavy winds at its backs to start the second half. On the Longhorns' first possession, a strong rush by the TCU defensive front led to a blocked punt, which Harold Kilmain recovered at the Texas 10.
Faced with a 4th-and-2, TCU saw All-America honoree Lindy Berry bowl his way over the middle to gain a first down at the 6-inch line. Dave Bloxom pushed his way across on the next play and TCU led 14-0.
Another Texas special teams miscue saw Lipscomb recover a muffed punt return at the Longhorn 3. However, the Frogs were unable to capitalize. Texas could hardly muster an offensive threat for the remainder of the game and the crowd of 21,000 witnessed a true upset.