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Barry Werner

TCU staggers Michigan with 2 quick touchdowns

TCU appeared to be on the ropes after Michigan had scored 13 straight points in the Fiesta Bowl.

Foolish to question the Max Duggan and the Horned Frogs.

The Big 12 champs saw their 21-3 lead evaporate to 5 points and momentum was with Michigan.

Duggan dug in and led TCU on a six-play, 75-yard touchdown march.

One of the big plays was a 46-yard connection with Quentin Johnson.

The TD came on a short run by Emari Demercado, and the Horned Frogs were back up by 12 points after the PAT with time ticking down in the third quarter.

The Horned Frogs then got their second pick-six of the game as Dee Winters intercepted a J.J. McCarthy pass and returned it 29 yards.

TCU led 34-16 with two touchdowns in 1:33 of the third quarter. The PAT was no good as the snap was botched.

Michigan had given up 13 points off turnovers all season; the Wolverines gave up 13 points against TCU in the Fiesta Bowl.

McCarthy led a TD drive on the next Michigan drive and it was 34-22 with 1:47 left in the third quarter. A 2-point conversion failed.

The winner of the game faced the winner of the Peach Bowl between Georgia and Ohio State in the CFP Championship.


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