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  Kendre Miller ran for two touchdowns as fourth-ranked TCU completed the first undefeated regular season by a Big 12 team since 2009 with a 62-14 victory over Iowa State on Saturday, getting the Horned Frogs closer to making the four-team College Football Playoff. Max Duggan threw TDs to three receivers for the Frogs (12-0, 9-0 Big 12, No. 4 CFP), who still have the Big 12 championship game to play next Saturday in coach Sonny Dykes' first season. But they will go into that as one of only three undefeated teams remaining. A week after having to score nine points in the final 2 minutes, 7 seconds at Baylor, and getting the game-ending field goal when out of timeouts and the clock running, TCU led 17-0 with scores on each of its three drives against the Big 12's top defense. Iowa State (4-8, 1-8) had given up 16.5 points a game, the most being 31 and with only two teams scoring more than 24. The Frogs led 24-0 at the end of the first quarter on Millard Bradford's 36-yard interception return for their first defensive touchdown this season. Josh Newton added another one with his 57-yard pick and score after halftime.

It was the most-lopsided loss for Iowa State since 55-3 in the regular-season finale at TCU in 2014, the inaugural season for the four-team playoff and when there was no Big 12 title game. One-loss TCU went into that game No. 3, but dropped to sixth in the final CFP rankings the next day. That was one spot below one-loss Baylor, the only team to beat the Frogs. Ohio State was fourth after a 59-0 win in the Big Ten title game. Miller's 25-yard TD run in the first quarter marked his 13th consecutive game with a rushing touchdown, the nation's longest active streak. He added a 1-yard score, his 16th of the season, on fourth down at the end of the first half for a 34-7 lead. Duggan hit a wide-open Geor'Quarius Spivey for a 19-yard TD pass on fourth-and-2 on the game's opening drive. Duggan finished 17 of 24 for 212 yards. The last time the Frogs got this deep into a season undefeated was 2010, then in Mountain West, when they finished 13-0 and with a No. 2 national ranking after winning the Rose Bowl. - TCU/AP College Football


Jr/2024 RB Kendre MillerTexas Christian
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  NOV 21 BIG 12 Special Teams PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Griffin Kell, TCU, PK, Sr.,...With no timeouts and the final seconds ticking off the clock, TCU's field goal unit ran onto the field with Kell converting a 40-yarder as time expired for a 29-28 win at Baylor. It was his only field goal attempt of the game and kept the Horned Frogs undefeated on the season. - Big 12 Football

Sr/2023 K Griffin KellTexas Christian
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  Griffin Kell kicked a 40-yard field goal on the final play of the game, and fourth-ranked TCU beat Baylor 29-28 on Saturday, scoring nine points in the final 2:07 to avoid another potential playoff-busting loss on the banks of the Brazos River. Emari Demercardo scored on a 3-yard TD run with 2:07 left to get the Frogs (11-0, 8-0 Big 12, No. 4 CFP) within 28-26, but he was unable to pull in a pass on the 2-point conversion attempt. After kicking deep, TCU used all three of its timeouts while forcing a three-and-out, and got the ball back with 1:34 left at its 31. Max Duggan converted one third down with a 12-yard scramble, and after Demarcardo's third-down run to the Baylor 23, the field goal unit scrambled onto the field with the clock running. The kick by Kell, who earlier had an extra-point attempt clank off the upright, went through as time ran out.

TCU, which had already clinched a spot in the Big 12 championship game, hasn't been undefeated this deep in a season since 2010, when it finished 13-0 with a Rose Bowl victory and No. 2 national ranking. When the Frogs played at McLane Stadium for the first time in 2014, after the facility first opened, they lost 61-58. That was their only loss that season, and they went on to share the Big 12 title with Baylor. They were the first two teams left out of the inaugural four-team College Football Playoff. Baylor (6-5, 4-4) was coming off a 31-3 home loss to Kansas State a week earlier, but last year's Big 12 champions took a 28-20 lead after a pair of true freshmen scored TDs early in the fourth quarter: tight end Kelsey Johnson's 12-yard catch, and Richard Reese's 1-yard run. - TCU/AP College Football


Sr/2023 QB Max DugganTexas Christian
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  NOV 14 BIG 12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Johnny Hodges, TCU, LB, Jr.,...Hodges had a team-best and season-high 11 tackles, more than double the next-closest Horned Frog, to lead a strong defensive effort in No. 4 TCU's 17-10 win over No. 18 Texas. The Horned Frogs held Texas to three offensive points, 199 yards and 1-of-13 third-down conversions. The junior LB had 1.5 tackles for loss as part of his 11 stops and combined on a tackle for no gain on a 4th-and-1 Bijan Robinson rush on Texas' opening series to set the tone for the game. - Big 12 Football

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  Kendre Miller rushed for 138 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown in the third quarter that broke open a tense defensive struggle, and No. 4 TCU beat No. 18 Texas 17-10 on Saturday night to clinch a berth in the Big 12 championship game. TCU quarterback Max Duggan, who was sacked four times in the first half and hounded all game, connected with Quentin Johnston for a 31-yard touchdown over broken coverage in the fourth quarter.

The TCU defense turned in its best game of the season. The Horned Frogs held Texas running back Bijan Robinson to 29 yards, gave up just 199 total yards, and forced Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers into a miserable passing night. The Horned Frogs allowed Texas a single field goal on consecutive drives inside the TCU 10 in the second half. The win keeps the Horned Frogs (10-0, 7-0) undefeated and in the hunt for even bigger things under first-year coach Sonny Dykes. They are No. 4 in the College Football Playoff ranking. Texas (6-4, 4-3, No. 18 CFP) hasn't scored an offensive touchdown in the second half of each of the last three games. The Longhorns' only touchdown against TCU came on Jahdae Barron's scoop-and-score on a 48-yard fumble return late in the fourth quarter. - TCU/AP College Football


Jr/2024 RB Kendre MillerTexas Christian
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  NOV 7 BIG 12 SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Derius Davis, TCU, WR/PR/KR, Sr.,...Davis took his first punt return attempt of the game 82 yards for a touchdown to give TCU an early lead in its 34-24 win over Texas Tech. It was the senior's fifth career punt return TD, which set the program record. Davis now has six career special teams scores to tie the all-time mark. The 82-yard return was the seventh-longest in TCU history. Davis also had three receptions in the game, including a 23-yarder for a TD. - Big 12 Football

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  NOV 7 BIG 12 CO-NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK: Johnny Hodges, TCU, LB, Jr.,...Hodges led TCU with eight tackles against TTU. He keyed a defensive effort that limited the Red Raiders to 256 yards of offense until a drive in the final minutes of the game, with the contest decided, brought Tech's total to 352 yards. The junior LB has a team-best 55 tackles on the season. - Big 12 Football

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  Derius Davis returned the first punt 82 yards for a touchdown, Kendre Miller ran for the go-ahead score early in the fourth quarter and No. 7 TCU pulled away in a 34-24 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday. Davis caught one of Max Duggan's two fourth-quarter TD passes as the Horned Frogs reached 9-0 for the first time since 2010, a 13-0 season that ended with a Rose Bowl victory and No. 2 national ranking. The previous perfect run for TCU (6-0 in Big 12 this season) came in the Mountain West Conference and was before the College Football Playoff. The nine-game winning streak is the longest since the Horned Frogs won 16 straight over the 2014-15 seasons. In 2014, one-loss TCU had joined the Big 12 but was left out of the first four-team CFP.

The Red Raiders (4-5, 2-4) went ahead 17-13 in the third quarter on Tyler Shough's 33-yard touchdown pass to J.J. Sparkman, but ended up falling to 2-4 against ranked teams in coach Joey McGuire's first season. Defensive standout Tyree Wilson made the first big play for Texas Tech with a fourth-down tackle for loss when TCU was driving up 7-0 after Darius' return up the right sideline and back toward the middle. Wilson, though, sparked the Horned Frogs' go-ahead drive with a facemask penalty when his sack of Duggan would have put TCU in third and long. A pass interference penalty in the end zone put the ball at the 2-yard line, and Miller extended his rushing TD streak to 10 games on the next play for a 20-17 lead. Miller surpassed 100 yards rushing for the sixth time in seven games, finishing with a season-high 158 yards on 21 carries. Duggan was 12 of 23 for 195 yards without an interception, giving him 24 TDs and two picks. The Red Raiders started 3 of 3 on fourth down, but failed on consecutive possessions in their territory after Miller's TD, setting up Duggan's 23-yard scoring pass to Davis and a 16-yarder to Emari Demercado. - TCU/AP College Football


rSr/2023 WR Derius DavisTexas Christian
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  Max Duggan threw three touchdown passes, Kendre Miller ran for 120 yards and a score and No. 7 TCU used big plays on offense to beat West Virginia 41-31 Saturday to remain unbeaten. The Horned Frogs (8-0, 5-0 Big 12) didn’t need a comeback from a double-digit deficit like they did in their two previous games. Duggan staked TCU to a 28-21 halftime lead and that held up. But West Virginia (3-5, 1-4), which was coming off a season-low 282 yards of offense in a lopsided loss at last week at Texas Tech, gave the Horned Frogs a fight. JT Daniels threw a 23-yard TD pass to Reese Smith with 4:12 left to cut the Mountaineers' deficit to 34-31. TCU recovered the ensuing onside kick, but Duggan was intercepted by Malachi Ruffin at the West Virginia 16, giving the Mountaineers another chance. West Virginia was forced to punt, and Duggan found Savion Williams with a 29-yard scoring toss on fourth down with 20 seconds left. Duggan finished 16 of 28 for 341 yards.

TCU had four plays of at least 50 yards, with three going for touchdowns. After combining for 637 yards of offense before halftime, both teams squandered several second-half touchdown chances from inside the opponent's 20. The Mountaineers recovered a muffed punt at the TCU 17 early in the third quarter, but settled for a field goal. On its next possession, West Virginia drove to the TCU 4, but Daniels threw incomplete into the end zone on fourth down. TCU then drove 95 yards to the West Virginia 1. Quentin Johnston was tackled for an 11-yard loss on third down, resulting in a short field goal for a 31-24 lead. West Virginia mistakes contributed to TCU's first three touchdowns. Duggan took advantage of blown coverage in the secondary, throwing TD tosses of 71 yards to Taye Barber and 55 yards to Johnston. Midway through the second quarter, Daniels was hit going back to pass and fumbled. TCU recovered at its 49 and Miller scored untouched on the next play for a 21-14 lead. Miller now has a rushing TD in nine straight games. - TCU/AP College Football


Sr/2023 QB Max DugganTexas Christian
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  Max Duggan threw for 280 yards with three touchdowns and Kendre Miller ran for 153 yards and two scores as eighth-ranked TCU again rallied from a big early deficit to stay undefeated, beating No. 17 Kansas State 38-28 on Saturday night to take over sole possession of first place in the Big 12 Conference. Duggan's 55-yard strike to Quentin Johnston late in the third quarter put the Horned Frogs (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) ahead to stay. That was their third consecutive drive to finish in the end zone. The Frogs, with new coach Sonny Dykes, have won four consecutive games over ranked opponents. Three in a row was already a first in school history, which they accomplished a week earlier at home by overcoming a 17-point deficit to beat then-No. 8 Oklahoma State in double overtime.

Kansas State (5-2, 3-1) had jumped out to a 28-10 lead when Will Howard threw for two touchdowns and ran for another after taking over for banged-up quarterback Adrian Martinez on its second drive. Deuce Vaughn's 47-yard run for his first touchdown in five games capped the fourth consecutive TD drive for the K-State. Howard ran for 14 yards on his first play and completed his first seven passes for 156 yards. He finished 13 of 20 for 225 yards, leaving the game briefly after hurting his shoulder on a running play late in the third quarter. Freshman Jake Rubley, the third K-State QB in the game, threw an interception on his first pass that came after TCU had gone ahead to stay. Miller scored on a 2-yard run on fourth-and-1 on the opening drive of the second half to get TCU within 28-24. After Kansas State missed a field goal attempt, the Frogs needed only four plays before Duggan's long TD to Johnston. Rubley was stopped short on fourth-and-1 early in the fourth quarter, setting up a drive that ended with a 9-yard scoring run by Miller. TCU led 7-0 after a 65-yard catch-and-run touchdown by Derius Davis on its first drive. - TCU/AP College Football


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  TCU linebacker Marcel Brooks is "probably out for the rest of the year" after undergoing surgery today, according to head coach Sonny Dykes. "We're sad to hear [Brooks is out]," said Dykes. "I really hate it for Marcel. He's just had a hard time staying healthy and there's nobody that's worked any harder than he has to get back out there. Disappointed about that but I know he'll come back and do everything he can to participate in Spring ball and certainly be ready by next fall." In three games this season, Brooks recorded five tackles. He missed the first three games of the season due to a rib injury. Brooks being sidelined puts more pressure on linebackers Johnny Hodges and Jamoi Hodge to carry the load defensively. - Dallas Morning News

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  BIG 12 FOOTBALL CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Max Duggan, TCU, QB, Sr.,...Duggan rallied No. 13 TCU from a 17-point deficit to a 43-40 double OT win over No. 8 Oklahoma State to keep the Horned Frogs undefeated at 6-0. The senior QB totaled 343 yards of offense and three touchdowns. He was 23 of 40 through the air with two scores and rushed 11 times for 57 yards and a TD. TCU trailed by 14 in the fourth quarter before Duggan led a 94-yard scoring drive that tied the game with less than two minutes to play. His one-yard scoring run moved him past Andy Dalton (22, 2007-10) and into a tie with Kenneth Davis (1982-85) for eighth in TCU history. Duggan is second all-time in rushing TDs by a TCU QB. - Big 12 Football

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  Kendre Miller scored on a 2-yard run in the second overtime and 13th-ranked TCU beat No. 8 Oklahoma State 43-40 in a matchup of the Big 12's last remaining undefeated teams Saturday. Fans stormed the field after Miller got into the end zone for the Horned Frogs (6-0, 3-0 Big 12), who had gone into the fourth quarter trailing by two touchdowns. "Great win for our program," first-year TCU coach Sonny Dykes said. The teams traded touchdowns in the first overtime, with receivers getting wide open for big plays. Max Duggan threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Quentin Johnston on the second play of overtime for TCU. The Cowboys were then facing fourth-and-9 when Spencer Sanders found Braydon Johnson by himself for a 23-yard gain to the 1, setting up Dominic Richardson's tying TD run. "It shows the culture of this team," Duggan said of the comeback. Oklahoma State (5-1, 2-1) got the ball to start the second overtime, but after a holding penalty and three incomplete passes in a row, the Cowboys had to settle for Tanner Brown's fourth field goal, a 52-yarder.

Miller finished with 104 yards rushing on 22 carries, including another TD on a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter. Duggan completed 23 of 40 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns, while Johnston had eight catches for 180 yards. "He has a burning desire to be a great player," Dykes said of Johnston. "He's not an Instagram guy. He just likes to play football." Sanders ran for touchdowns on Oklahoma State's first two drives of the game, but was only 16-of-36 passing for 245 yards with a touchdown and an interception after not practicing all week. He dinged his right (throwing) shoulder late in their win over Texas Tech last week, but insisted he was fine and that the lack of practice wasn't the problem. "It's just football at the end of the day," Sanders said after gaining 68 yards on 11 carries. "I just had to physically come out and play better." - TCU/AP College Football


Jr/2024 WR Quentin JohnstonTexas Christian
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  OCT 10 BIG 12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: TCU's Quentin Johnston helped lead No. 17 TCU to a 38-31 win at No. 19 Kansas with a career-high and team-best 14 receptions, which tied for the most by an FBS player this season. His 24-yard touchdown catch with 1:36 to play provided the winning score. The 14 catches were the most by a Horned Frog since Josh Doctson had 18 in a 55-52 win at Texas Tech in 2015. His 206 yards receiving were the most at TCU since Taj Williams had 210 versus Oklahoma in 2016. Johnston posted his sixth career 100-yard game. - Big 12 Football

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  TCU had a 10-3 advantage against Kansas heading into halftime and kept that lead in a high-scoring second half as the Horned Frogs beat the Jayhawks, 38-31. Both offenses combined for 56 points after halftime, but it was the TCU defense that made a stop in the game's final moments that clinched the victory. TCU jumps to No. 15 in this week's USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll while Kansas drops to No. 20. - American Football Coaches Association

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