In an unsurprising bit of news, TCU will keep Chandler Morris as their starting quarterback on Saturday against Oklahoma State.
Morris was impressive in his college debut on Saturday in an upset over Baylor, throwing for 461 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-28 upset of No. 14 Baylor. He also ran for 70 yards and a score.
Per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, TCU interim coach Jerry Kill said Morris earned another start with his performance, coupled with Duggan’s lingering foot injury. Duggan even told Kill that Morris should start in Stillwater. “Max is one of the greatest kids I’ve ever met,” Kill said. “He came and talked to me and said, ‘Chandler deserves to start. I’ve got a broken bone in my foot. I can do whatever you need me to do, Coach. I just need to know what you think.’”
Morris earned Big 12 offensive player of the week honors as well as being named the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award player of the week. He joined the Horned Frogs this offseason after transferring from Oklahoma. Morris had been buried on the OU quarterback depth chart since he joined the program in the Class of 2020. He was a three-star prospect who came in as the No. 18 dual-threat quarterback in the class, according to 247Sports.
The Horned Frogs are 4-5 on the season and need to win two of their final three games to become bowl eligible. After going to Oklahoma State this weekend, they’ll take on Kansas at home and then travel to Iowa State to close out the regular season.