Recently, CBS Sports published a “College Football Star Power Index” which the list indicates is a rundown of players who are maximizing their platform, whether it is for outstanding performances or by other means.
In the latest edition of this Power Index, TCU quarterback Max Duggan finds himself atop the list after a breakout game against Oklahoma last weekend. Duggan completed 23 of 33 passes for 302 yards and three touchdowns, adding five carries for 116 yards and two scores on the ground. He was impressive to say the least, and was a major reason why the Horned Frogs ran away with the game.
Here is what CBS Sports’ David Cobb had to say about the senior signal-caller.
“If you want to know why coaches slow-play quarterback competitions and don’t name starters until the last minute, look no further than TCU. First-year coach Sonny Dykes didn’t announce a starter entering the season-opener but ultimately went with Chandler Morris for the job. When Morris went down with an injury in the first game, the Horned Frogs turned to senior Max Duggan.
“A seasoned and productive veteran, Duggan could have been a hot commodity on the transfer market if he’d known earlier that Morris would win the job amid the transition from Gary Patterson to Dykes. Instead, TCU entered the season with an excellent backup, and that bit of roster management has paid huge dividends.
“The Horned Frogs are 4-0 after Duggan passed for 302 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in TCU’s 55-24 win over Oklahoma on Saturday. He added 116 yards and two touchdowns on the ground for good measure in a dominant effort that thrust TCU into the Big 12 title conversation. He’ll presumably be under center again this week when the No. 17 Horned Frogs take on No. 19 Kansas in a Big 12 showdown.”
The showdown with Kansas this weekend is a huge game for both programs, as they have a combined record of 9-0 coming into this game and both have looked like contenders in this conference already this season.
That game will kick off at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, directly after College Gameday, and will air on FS1. TCU is currently favored by a touchdown over Lance Leipold’s Jayhawks.