‘You get your energy from the crowd’: Football draws second largest crowd ever


The TCU student section cheers the Frogs to a 55-24 victory against Oklahoma in Fort Worth, Texas, on Oct. 1, 2022. (Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com)

By Dru Kennedy, Staff Writer

Frog fans made history on Oct. 1, drawing the largest crowd (49,094) since the stadium restructuring in 2012.

This is the second largest crowd in program history, only falling behind a crowd of 50,307 during a 2009 game against Utah.

Head coach Sonny Dykes saluted Frog fans who stayed throughout the four-hour game against Oklahoma and emphasized the importance of the home-field advantage.

“Our guys were really energized by the crowd,” Dykes said. “I think the crowd was really good and it makes everybody feel good when you know you have a lot of people supporting you. You get your energy from the crowd in so many different ways. When we’re making big plays it feels like the crowd is feeding off that and the players feed off the crowd. It feels like it’s something that we’re doing together.”

Fans stayed from kickoff through the final seconds of the game.

“I have always been someone who enjoys watching sports, but this season is on another level of excitement because we are doing so great” said McKenna Weil, a senior fashion merchandising major. “Our new coach has really hyped everyone up and I’m really excited to see where this season takes us, and hopefully we keep the momentum going.”

No. 13 TCU football, after defeating Kansas in Lawrence, will take on the No. 8 Oklahoma State Cowboys in another battle of the unbeaten on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Will Frog fans show the same level of support they did against Oklahoma?