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NCAA Football – 1985 SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns VS TCU Horned Frogs


This 1985 Southwest Conference Game of the Week between the Texas Longhorns vs the TCU Horned Frogs was aired on HSE (Home Sports and Entertainment) Network on November 16, 1985…..as the Longhorns entered the game with a 6 – 2 record….while the Horned Frogs were 3 – 6 coming into the game. Texas would end the season with an 8 – 2 record and .

The game would prove to be a close game with the Longhorns scoring a late 1st Half touchdown after the game had been a 3 – 0 Longhorn lead until the last few minutes of the half….thus leading 10 – 0 at halftime…..as the Horns would duplicate their 1st half scoring total in the 2nd Half to win the game 20 – 0 …..for this was the 1st time that the Longhorns had shutout TCU in 37 years before this game.

Texas was led by QB Brett Stafford and RB Edwin Simmons…..and the Texas defense put up a sound “shutdown” performance that kept TCU in check all day.  TCU Coach Jim Wacker was in the 3rd year of his 9 year run as TCU head coach…..while Longhorn Coach Fred Akers was in the 9th year of his 10 year tenure as UT’s head coach.

As was typical, this game was a hard fought battle between two schools who just seemed to play close games every time they met on the gridiron….which makes this video game well worth the watch.

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