|2020 TCU Horned Frogs football|
|Conference||Big 12 Conference|
|2020 record||6–4 (5–4 Big 12)|
|Offensive coordinator||Sonny Cumbie (7th season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Chad Glasgow (6th season)|
|Home stadium||Amon G. Carter Stadium|
|2020 Big 12 Conference football standings|
|No. 9 Iowa State y||8||–||1||9||–||3|
|No. 6 Oklahoma y$||6||–||2||9||–||2|
|No. 20 Oklahoma State||6||–||3||8||–||3|
|No. 19 Texas||5||–||3||7||–||3|
|Championship: Oklahoma 27, Iowa State 21|
Rankings from AP Poll.
The 2020 TCU Horned Frogs football team represented Texas Christian University (TCU) during the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Horned Frogs competed as a member of the Big 12 Conference and played their home games at Amon G. Carter Stadium on campus in Fort Worth, Texas. They were led by 20th-year head coach Gary Patterson.
In a season impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Horned Frogs compiled a 6–4 record (5–4 in conference). The team was slated to face Arkansas in the Texas Bowl, but had to withdraw due to COVID-19 issues within the program.
The Horned Frogs finished the 2019 season with a 5–7 record, 3–6 in Big 12 play, failing to earn bowl eligibility.
In December 2019, co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach Curtis Luper was hired as the offensive coordinator at Missouri. The other co-offensive coordinator, Sonny Cumbie, was promoted to offensive coordinator. Brian Applewhite was hired to fill his role as running backs coach.
The Big 12 media days were held on July 21–22, 2020 in a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Big 12 media poll|
|Predicted finish||Team||Votes (1st place)|
TCU released its 2020 schedule on October 22, 2019. The 2020 schedule consists of 6 home games and 6 away games in the regular season. The Horned Frogs will host 1 non-conference game against Prairie View A&M and will travel to non-conference games at California and SMU. TCU will host Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Iowa State, and Texas Tech and travel to West Virginia, Baylor, Texas, and Kansas in regular season conference play.
The Horned Frogs scheduled games against Cal, Prairie View A&M, were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|September 26||12:30 p.m.||Iowa State||FS1||L 34–37||11,852|
|October 3||11:00 a.m.||at No. 9 Texas||FOX||W 33–31||17,753|
|October 10||3:00 p.m.||Kansas State||FOX||L 14–21||12,208|
|October 24||11:00 a.m.||Oklahoma||ABC||L 14–33||12,440|
|October 31||2:30 p.m.||at Baylor||ESPN2||W 33–23||11,667|
|November 7||2:30 p.m.||Texas Tech||FS1||W 34–18||12,356|
|November 14||11:00 a.m.||at West Virginia||FOX||L 6–24||11,111|
|November 28||7:00 p.m.||at Kansas||FS1||W 59–23||N/A|
|December 5||11:00 a.m.||No. 15 Oklahoma State||ESPN2||W 29–22||12,594|
|December 12||6:00 p.m.||Louisiana Tech*||FS1||W 52–10||10,472|
|Coach||Title||Year at TCU||Previous job|
|Gary Patterson||Head Coach||22nd||New Mexico (DC/S)|
|Sonny Cumbie||OC/QB||7th||Texas Tech (co-OC)|
|Chad Glasgow||DC/LB||8th||Texas Tech (DC)|
|Bryan Applewhite||RB||1st||Colorado State (RB)|
|Jarrett Anderson||OL||23rd||Tyler Junior College (RB/WR)|
|Shawn Bell||TE||4th||Cedar Ridge High School (HC)|
|Zarnell Fitch||DL||7th||Lincoln High School (HC)|
|Paul Gonzales||S||9th||Pacific University (DB)|
|Malcolm Kelly||WR||2nd||Houston (offensive analyist)|
|Doug Meacham||WR/TE||1st||St. Louis BattleHawks (OC)|
|Dan Sharp||DL||20th||Tulsa (TE/ST)|
Further information: 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings
|CFP||Not released||Not released|
See also: 2021 NFL Draft
|2||43||Trevon Moehrig||DB||Las Vegas Raiders|
|5||170||Garret Wallow||LB||Houston Texans|