On This Date: TCU Breaks Its Losing Streak Against Texas

On this date in 1992 TCU had enough. TCU hadn’t beaten Texas since 1967; they hadn’t won in Fort Worth since 1958 as the 20th ranked Horns came calling.

The Frogs were 1-6-1 heading into the game, 0-4 in conference while Texas sat at 5-2 and undefeated in league play. Vegas made the Frogs fifteen point underdogs, but TCU scored twice in 84 seconds in the first quarter and led 16-7 at halftime.

Texas rallied to cut the lead to 16-14 in the fourth quarter, but Tony Rand stepped in front of a Peter Gardere pass and returned it 58 yards for a score to give TCU the cushion it needed. On the day TCU harassed Gardere into four interceptions and sacked him seven times.

Here’s Rand’s interception complemented with a hard driving metal tune the way our forefathers intended it.

TCU coach Pat Sullivan was seven years old the last time the Frogs beat Texas in Fort Worth. As TCU climbed the goal posts of Amon G. Carter down, Pat Sullivan reflected on the gravity of the situation, “we were outnumbered and undersized but our hear carried us through.”

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