Athletics


State Farm DFW Duel

In August of 2007, State Farm signed on as the presenting partner of the DFW Duel - the Battle for the Iron Skillet. This rivarly series, featuring the TCU Horned Frogs and SMU Mustangs, is among the most storied in college sports. Located just 45 minutes from one another, the two schools play for bragging rights and to defend the honor of their fine cities.

FOOTBALL
During the post-World War II college football boom, the TCU and SMU student body created a traveling trophy called the Iron Skillet that was presented to the winner of the annual football game between the rivals.

The tradition eventually died, and the skillet was lost. In 1993, the tradition was revived as SMU defeated TCU, 21-15. The skillet is presented to the winning team after each game.

TCU retained the Iron Skillet in 2013 with a 48-17 victory over the Mustangs in Fort Worth.

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