Firman O. Scroggins was a multi-talented athlete. During his three years of varsity basketball, the Cowboys posted a record of 50 wins and 20 losses. Nine of those losses came during the first nine games of his sophomore year when all team members were all sophomores. After those losses, the Cowboys posted a three-year record of 50 wins and 11 losses. The 1936-37 team had a record of 16 wins and only 1 loss. He led his team to two conference championships and a second place title in his three years on the team. He was also a starter at end on the football team, which played in the Sun Bowl games. The first of these bowl gamed was a 14-14 tie with New Mexico A&M and the second was a 34-6 win over Texas College of Mines.