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  TCU senior tight end Artayvious Lynn announced that his season is over on social media Tuesday. "That wraps up my season," Lynn posted alongside a broken heart emoji. In a follow up tweet, Lynn vowed to come back from the undisclosed season-ending injury, writing: "I done dealt with Worse...I'm BUILT." Lynn is the latest injury setback for the Horned Frogs. Cornerback Noah Daniels and offensive lineman Wes Harris both sustained what are believed to be season-ending injuries in last week's loss to Oklahoma, although coach Gary Patterson refused to provide an update on their status this week. Lynn joined TCU as a three-star prospect and the No. 2 prep school tight end in 2016, choosing the Horned Frogs over Florida. He redshirted in 2016 and then played in nine games in 2017. He made three starts during the 2018 season, and five starts in 2019. - Fort Worth Star

(DS#52 TE) rSr/2021 TE Artayvious LynnTexas Christian
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  10/29/20 - Tony WallaceJr/2022, Texas Christian, 5-11, 184 (DS#999 CB) + More +

  Junior cornerback Tony Wallace has opted out of playing this season, a source confirmed. Wallace played in the Iowa State and Kansas State games. Along with playing cornerback, he served as a kickoff returner too. Wallace had four kickoff returns for 75 yards this season. Those were his only stats accumulated. Wallace joined the program as a three-star prospect out of Independence (Kansas) Community College in 2019. He played in two games in 2019. - Fort Worth Star

(DS#999 CB) Jr/2022 CB Tony WallaceTexas Christian
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  TCU football had another wide receiver enter the NCAA transfer portal this week. Senior Dylan Thomas has put his name in the portal, sources confirmed on Thursday. Thomas joins fellow receiver Al'Dontre Davis as Horned Frog players who entered the portal this week. Thomas, a senior from Fort Worth Paschal, started the first two games of the season but did not play in TCU's 21-14 loss to Kansas State last Saturday. Thomas had three catches for 37 yards this season. He played in five games, including four starts, before a season-ending injury in 2019. Thomas had an injury-plagued 2018 season, too, playing in just one game. Thomas finishes his TCU career with 25 catches for 301 yards and two TDs over 28 games. He is expected to graduate in December. With the NCAA freezing eligibility this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, Thomas will be eligible to play one more college season in 2021. It will be his sixth year in college as he signed with TCU as part of the 2016 class. - Fort Worth Star

(DS#999 WR) Sr/2022 WR Dylan ThomasTexas Christian
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  TCU wide receiver Al'Dontre Davis has entered the NCAA transfer portal, sources confirmed a report by The Athletic's Max Olson on Wednesday morning. Davis left the program a few weeks ago, a source said. Davis was not listed on the two- or three-deep depth chart and did not play any snaps for TCU this season. Davis is expected to try and land with a program that is a "better fit." He had seven receptions over three seasons with TCU. The Horned Frogs have a deep wide receiver corps this season. Blair Conwright is leading the team in receiving yards with 176 through three games followed by Taye Barber (144) and Quentin Johnston (120). Nebraska transfer JD Spielman has gotten off to a slow start, but could become a bigger part of the offense going forward. - Fort Worth Star

(DS#999 WR) Jr/2022 WR AlDontre DavisTexas Christian
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  10/10/20 - JD SpielmanrSr/2021, Texas Christian, 5-09, 167 (DS#32 WR) + More +

  Senior wide receiver JD Spielman, a transfer from Nebraska, says he is starting to notice the difference in offenses between the Big 12 and Big 10 teams. He said the Big 12 has more speed and the Big 10 has bigger players. Spielman says he is adjusting to the new offense and loves learning it. He has been a TCU fan recently and remembers watching them in 2014 when TCU was a top 5 school. He said it is different not getting as many targets as he did at Nebraska, recognizing it's a team sport. Spielman said he is just glad he gets another year of football. Gary Patterson also pointed out something that is different in the Big 12 than most leagues and that is the fact that the Big 12 plays a round-robin style. Patterson said since you play everyone each year it is hard to change it up and prepare a couple "new wrinkles" so the team won't know your game plan. He said, "I'm just trying to win this group a championship." - Dallas Morning News

(DS#32 WR) rSr/2021 WR JD SpielmanTexas Christian
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  10/08/20 - Max DugganSo/2023, Texas Christian, 6-2, 201 (DS#10 QB) + More +

  Asked about Duggan becoming a "star" in the Big 12, coach Gary Patterson said: "I don't know. He's really improved from last year on touch passes. A year ago, I used to say he needed before the ballgame to throw 10 really hard balls against a wall and get all the hard balls out of his system. Here in the first few games, he's had a couple touch passes for touchdowns that he's thrown that have been really good. He's just a true sophomore. "If we win enough ballgames, I'll leave it up for you guys to make him a star." - Fort Worth Star

(DS#10 QB) So/2023 QB Max DugganTexas Christian
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  OCT 5 BIG 12 CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: La'Kendrick Van Zandt, S, Jr., TCU,...Van Zandt led TCU with a career-high seven tackles, an interception and one tackle for loss in the Horned Frogs' upset road win at Texas. He recorded a game-saving tackle as Texas was driving the field in the waning moments, as he caught a player from behind before heading to the end zone. - Big 12 Football

(DS#9 FS) rJr/2022 FS LaKendrick Van ZandtTexas Christian
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  10/05/20 - Griffin KellSo/2023, Texas Christian, 6-0, 180 (DS#999 K) + More +

  OCT 5 BIG 12 SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Griffin Kell, PK, So., TCU,...TCU's Kell recorded field goals of 27, 28, 32 and 49 yards in the win at No. 9 Texas. His four field goal makes are the most for a Horned Frog since 2019. - Big 12 Football

(DS#999 K) So/2023 K Griffin KellTexas Christian
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  10/05/20 - Max DugganSo/2023, Texas Christian, 6-2, 201 (DS#10 QB) + More +

  Max Duggan doesn't crumble under pressure. With a young and developing offensive line, last week proved tough for the Frogs to stop the Cyclones from getting to the TCU quarterbacks. Both the offensive line and Duggan showed improvement today against the rush. When the pocket was collapsing, Duggan didn't hesitate to make a play. His running ability has made him a true threat. Duggan went 20 for 30 with a 66% completion rate. He carried the ball 17 times for 79 yards. - Dallas Morning News

(DS#10 QB) So/2023 QB Max DugganTexas Christian
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  La'Kendrick Van Zandt has now had an interception in both games this season. Sam Ehlinger threw an interception to Van Zandt who returned the ball for 37 yards to the UT 5. Of course, the Frogs had a penalty on the play. Unsportsmanlike conduct from Van Zandt after the play resulted in TCU getting pushed back to the UT 10. He also had multiple big tackles throughout the game including on the Longhorns final drive when he tackled Keaontay Ingram on the TCU 1, followed by Garrett Wallow forcing the fumble on the next play. - Dallas Morning News

(DS#9 FS) rJr/2022 FS LaKendrick Van ZandtTexas Christian
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  10/05/20 - Max DugganSo/2023, Texas Christian, 6-2, 201 (DS#10 QB) + More +

  Taye Barber called it an Aaron Rodgers play. That's exactly what TCU needed and quarterback Max Duggan delivered. Duggan checked into a QB draw at the perfect time - late in the game after Texas had taken its first lead and TCU had to respond - and proceeded to sprint 26 yards through the heart of Texas' defense and into the end zone. That score proved to be the difference in TCU's 33-31 victory over No. 9 Texas on Saturday afternoon at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. "I saw him check the play and thought, 'You go do what you do Max,'" Barber said. "That's an Aaron Rodgers play. That's his favorite quarterback, so that's what I told him."

Said Duggan: "In that formation, we knew that check would've been good for us. We had a call in that formation and I saw an opening and I did a check and had room for it. We were just really excited to take the lead." TCU is now 7-2 against Texas since joining the Big 12 in 2012. This is a series that started back in 1897 with UT going 13-0-1 in the first 14 games. The Frogs won only seven games in the 41 meetings between the schools from 1956-2007. Saturday also marked the first time an unranked TCU team knocked off a top-10 team on the road since 2011 at Boise State. - Fort Worth Star


(DS#10 QB) So/2023 QB Max DugganTexas Christian
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  10/03/20 - Max DugganSo/2023, Texas Christian, 6-2, 201 (DS#10 QB) + More +

  TCU quarterback Max Duggan ran for the go-ahead score with 4 minutes left and the Horned Frogs' defense made it stand with a goal-line fumble recovery to stun No. 9 Texas 33-31 Saturday in a game that had 26 penalties and ended when TCU took a safety as time ran out. Texas looked primed for its second straight fourth-quarter comeback when Sam Ehlinger connected on a 52-yard pass to Keontay Ingram to put the Longohorns in scoring position. But Ingram fumbled on the TCU 1-yard-line with 2:32 to play. Darwin Barlow ran 9 yards to pick up a big first down for the Horned Frogs. Duggan then took a deep snap all the way to the back of the end zone to run out the final 6 seconds.

TCU (1-1, 1-1 Big 12) is now 7-2 against Texas since joining the Big 12 in 2012. The Texas loss delivers another blow to the Big 12's College Football Playoff hopes. The Longhorns (2-1, 1-1) and Oklahoma, who were the league's highest ranked teams, have now dropped early home games to unranked opponents. Duggan made his first start of the season after missing much of training camp while treating a previously undiagnosed heart condition. He passed for 231 yards and ran for 79 more and scored twice. His late 26-yard TD run caught the Texas defense by surprise as he had a clear path to the end zone. Ehlinger threw four touchdown passes on an otherwise difficult day for him. Ehlinger was just 17 of 36. - TCU/AP College Football


(DS#10 QB) So/2023 QB Max DugganTexas Christian
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  10/02/20 - Zach EvansFr/2024, Texas Christian, 5-10, 195 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Top TCU running back recruit Zach Evans could see his first game action against Texas. Evans didn't play in the season opener against Iowa State. Coach Gary Patterson said Tuesday during a Zoom media availability that Evans had missed nearly a month worth of workouts because of COVID-19 contact tracing. Evans did have a good practice Sunday, Patterson said. "As he keeps moving forward, if he keeps doing that he'll have an opportunity to get in the ball game," Patterson said. - Dallas Morning News

(DS#3 RB) Fr/2024 RB Zach EvansTexas Christian
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  09/30/20 - Max DugganSo/2023, Texas Christian, 6-2, 201 (DS#10 QB) + More +

  TCU would've preferred to keep Max Duggan on the sidelines the entire game Saturday, coach Gary Patterson revealed on Monday. Duggan had a limited number of practice reps going into the game after being diagnosed with a heart condition that sidelined him for an extended time during training camp. He only returned to practice two weeks ago. That's why Patterson and the offensive coaching staff didn't play Duggan earlier in the season-opening 37-34 loss to Iowa State. Several fans questioned the decision as Duggan had a better day statistically than starter Matthew Downing. "Max had been out almost a month and a half," Patterson said on the Big 12 teleconference Monday.

"People need to understand the procedure he went through and what he had to do. In fact, on the final drive his hands were cramping up even playing a half to play at the level you have to play. "It wasn't a plan. We thought if Matthew Downing did good, we'd protect Max Duggan for one more ball game. He gets back to where he was - he'd be in full strength and condition to be able to play a full ball game. We made the decision at halftime to at least give him two series to see how it turned out. It turned out well, so he stayed in the ball game." Patterson reiterated his belief that injuries shouldn't be the reason players lose their position. "All indications are that'll be the way we do it [with Duggan starting]," Patterson said. - Oakland Tribune


(DS#10 QB) So/2023 QB Max DugganTexas Christian
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  09/29/20 - Max DugganSo/2023, Texas Christian, 6-2, 201 (DS#10 QB) + More +

  TCU likes to have options. Last season, Duggan was known for his running ability, which was not discovered until the middle of the season. Duggan showed Saturday that he still has the ability to run despite being out for a big chunk of the preseason due to a heart condition. He ran the ball 10 times during the second half. He also showed his ability to put the ball right in the pocket for the receivers. He went 16-19 in the passing game for 241 yards and 3 touchdowns. The quarterbacks were not the only ones in the game that were a threat in multiple aspects. Both Taye Barber and Emari Demercado had significant plays in positions they are not used to playing. Barber had 3 runs for 11 yards and Demercado had 5 receptions for 42 yards. - Dallas Morning News

(DS#10 QB) So/2023 QB Max DugganTexas Christian
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