Do not. 3 TCU knocks out No. 2 Michigan in 2022 Fiesta Bowl and all-time classic CFP semifinal

January 1, 2023 at 12:44 am

The game had reached memorable levels and the final minutes were preparing for an unprecedented finish. JJ McCarthy found Roman Wilson in the end zone for his second touchdown in the air, and Wilson had more than 100 receiving yards.

January 1, 2023 at 12:41 am

Ohio State fans are taking their seats at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. While Ohio State’s game against Georgia is still in pregame mode, the Buckeyes’ loyal fans are still cheering, rooting for TCU to take a lead over rival Michigan in another College Football Playoff semifinal.

January 1, 2023 at 12:14 am

Another good play led to a touchdown, this time on a short pass from Max Duggan to Quentin Johnson, followed by a fumbled tackle on the sideline and a drive to the end zone. The scoring spree continued, with seven of the last nine possessions now ending with six points.

January 1, 2023 at 12:10 am

Romain Wilson drove the ball into the end zone from 18 yards (interrupted by a helicopter in the middle), and Ronnie Wilson added a two-point conversion at the end of almost the entire final quarter to cut the Wolverines’ deficit to just three. All of this started when TCU fumbled in the final game of the third.

December 31, 2022 at 11:56 pm

How about a combined 44 points in the third quarter? ! Michigan’s defense became too aggressive and Emari Demarcado made them pay, speeding up the rush and breaking a 69-yard run to the one-yard line. Max Duggan sank the ball again for his second rushing touchdown of the night. Four games later, the Wolverines were in the end zone again after JJ McCarthy completed another deep throw.

December 31, 2022 at 11:50 pm

In three games, Michigan’s offense scored six points, all thanks to JJ McCarthy’s legs. A 39-yard scramble on second down followed by 20 yards into the end zone thanks to ample scoring in the third quarter. The Wolverines tried another QB run for a two-point conversion, but it didn’t work out well.

December 31, 2022 at 11:45 pm

The game was again away from Michigan, and the second interception scored a touchdown in the game. JJ McCarthy was drafted by the Dee Winters and added another great night to an already great night (6 tackles, 2 fumbles). The Frogs again led by three points.

December 31, 2022 at 11:38 pm

The Horned Frogs are now scoring more points against Michigan than any other team this season, and they’ve done so in just six games and two minutes. This time around, Max Duggan stepped back and was replaced by running back Emari Demarcado, who did a good job of filling in for the injured Kendre Miller. Demarcado ran for 29 yards on five consecutive carries into the end zone and restored TCU’s two-run lead.

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December 31, 2022 at 11:30 pm

JJ McCarthy played deep again with Roman Wilson (flea flicker!), and Michigan turned the game into a one-score game midway through the third quarter. The Wolverines got the ball back in a favorable field position thanks to Mike Thane Ristier’s interception of Max Duggan near midcourt. Guys, we have a game.

December 31, 2022 at 11:17 pm

Blake Moody scored on a 21-yard field goal, his third of the night, as the Wolverines reached the red zone again but missed the mark. The Wolverines were strong on plays of 20 and 43 yards, but the Horned Frogs once again formed a wall at the goal line, forcing Michigan to score on the backboard.

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December 31, 2022 at 10:45 pm

Jack Moody at the University of Michigan Shot 59 yards Ending the first half, the Wolverines led 21-6. Moody missed his first attempt, but TCU called a timeout to try and stop him.

Horned Frogs quarterback Max Duggan threw for 89 yards, a touchdown and a pick, adding 30 yards and a score on the ground. Safety Bud Clark returned the interception to the house for 41 yards to open the scoring.

Michigan’s JJ McCarthy had 148 passing yards and one pick-and-roll yardage, while running back Donovan Edwards had 90 rushing yards. The Wolverines had three turnovers on McCarthy’s No. 6 pick, one fumble and one fumble.

December 31, 2022 at 10:22 pm

The Max Duggan show continues at the Fiesta Bowl. On the final drive, he got the job done with his arms and feet, scrambling for more yards and scouting the field for open receivers. On the 2nd from the 6-yard line, Duggan rolled right and shot Taye Barber on the run to escape the pressure, and Taye Barber found the end zone to give the Frogans the lead at halftime.

December 31, 2022 at 9:59 pm

On the next play after Rod Moore intercepted Max Duggan, Michigan took TCU’s defense off a 50-yard pass from JJ McCarthy to Ronnie Wilson, setting up what appeared to be a one-yard Michigan touchdown. But during a goal line scrimmage, the ball was coughed up and recovered by the horned frog! It was the second red-zone turnover by Michigan’s offense.

December 31, 2022 at 9:44 pm

Who else would call his number on the first field goal at the one-yard line? The Heisman runner-up faked a handoff and ran to the left, pinning his shoulder on a defender as he went through the plane, ending a 12-play, 76-yard kickoff with just over five minutes to play. The Horned Frogs wallow in Glendale, Arizona.

For Michigan, it’s already the biggest deficit the Wolverines have faced all seasons.

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