No. 12: TCU Comes Up Huge In Fourth Quarter

July 18, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas - With the opening of the 2012 football season only a couple months away, takes a stroll down memory lane to review the top 12 games 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 game have been looked at significatly over the last couple of months and were chosen by members of the TCU athletics staff, with the help of alum Dan Jenkins. 

No. 12: 1981 // TCU 28, Arkansas 24

Washington Delivers In The End.
FORT WORTH, Texas - It had been 22 years since TCU had defeated Arkansas and it was looking close to 23. With the Razorbacks leading 24-13 and 5:20 left in the game, TCU began its drive on its own 1. Only some phenomenal plays would be able to save them and the nation's leading receiver Stanley Washington had no catches for the game.

A few good passes by Steve Stamp and an Arkansas penalty put the Horned Frogs at their own 42. Washington then beat his defender for a 20-yard gain and a first down. From that point on, Washington was zoned in.

On the next play, he blew past the Arkansas secondary for a huge catch in the corner of the end zone to cut the deficit to 24-19. Tight end Bob Fields hauled in the 2-point conversion to make it 24-21. Freshman Bryan Linwood recovered a Razorback fumble on the next series.

With just over two minutes remaining, TCU faced a 3rd-and-10 at the Arkansas 15. On second down, Stamp had tried to connect with Washington in the end zone but the pass fell incomplete, a play that head coach F.A. Dry insisted was pass interference.

It would not cost them too much, however, as Washington took off on a delayed route to catch a wide-open pass for the game-winning touchdown. For TCU, who had won only one game the previous year, it was its biggest victory in many years.

Special Thanks To TCU Media Relations Student Interns