Throwback Thursday: 1984 Texas at TCU

Throwback Thursday goes way back to 1984, and a matchup between two top fifteen teams as #10 Texas traveled to #12 TCU. Enjoy a little Wacker-Backer vs. Fast Freddy Akers. 

To the Bullets!

Todd Dodge

Todd Dodge

- The game was the first sellout at TCU since 1955, and the largest crowd for a home game in Fort Worth. 

- Texas quarterback was Todd Dodge, now the coach at Austin Westlake, formerly the head coach North Texas and Southlake Carroll. 

- Texas started the season ranked 6th, but rose to number one for two weeks in October. 

- The Horns finished 7-4-1 and faltered down the stretch, losing three of their last four. 

- TCU ran the split back veer, an offense that served Wacker well as head coach and Texas Lutheran and SWT. Wacker won national titles at both those stops. 

- TCU's eight wins in 1984 were their most since 1959. 

- TCU entered the game 8-1 but lost their final three games including the Bluebonnet Bowl to West Virginia. 

- The Horned Frogs averaged 31 points a game, the most in school history at the time. 

Enjoy a little rainy SWC action. 

Thanks to Stephen Barnet's youtube channel for keeping this one alive and kicking. 

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Posted on November 2, 2017 and filed under Southwest Round-Up.