A horned frog isn’t a frog at all. It is actually a tiny horned lizard found in the Southwestern United States and in northern Mexico. It is commonly referred to as either a horned frog or a horned toad depending on which part of the country you happened to be visiting. The amphibian nicknames come from its facial resemblance to both the frog and the toad. When you add on some wicked looking horns, it becomes one tough reptile! It uses those spikes to fend of predators and can even spray out blood from its eyes to confuse its potential attackers. The Texas horned lizard (aka the horned frog) is the official state reptile for the state of Texas.
While not exactly intimidating at first glance, the horned frog will be the talk of the nation after winning the 2011 Rose Bowl over better known and considerable larger Wisconsin Badgers.
One big win for the little guys!
09/04/10 vs. Oregon State Arlington, TX W, 30-21
09/11/10 vs. Tennessee Tech Fort Worth, TX W, 62-7
09/18/10 vs. Baylor Fort Worth, TX W, 45-10
09/24/10 at SMU Dallas, TX W, 41-24
10/02/10 at Colorado State Fort Collins, CO W, 27-0
10/09/10 vs. Wyoming Fort Worth, TX W, 45-0
10/16/10 vs. BYU Fort Worth, TX W, 31-3
10/23/10 vs. Air Force Fort Worth, TX W, 38-7
10/30/10 at UNLV Las Vegas, NV W, 48-6
11/06/10 at Utah Salt Lake City, Utah W, 47-7
11/13/10 vs. San Diego State Fort Worth, TX W, 40-35
11/27/10 at New Mexico Albuquerque, NM W, 66-17
01/01/11 vs. Wisconsin Pasadena, CA W, 21-19