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Max Duggan on the TCU Doubters: ‘We Don’t Care’

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The TCU Horned Frogs improved to 11-0 with a 29-28 walk-off win over Baylor on Waco on Saturday. TCU becomes the first Big 12 team to ever start 11-0 in the College Football Playoff era. The last two Big 12 teams who began 10-0, K-State in 2012 and Oklahoma State in 2015, both, coincidentally, ended up losing to Baylor.

For TCU, it was the sixth time in their last seven games they trailed and had to come back to win. Combine that, with TCU not being a blue blood, and being in the Big 12, and the doubters and haters will continue to remain out in full force.


TCU quarterback Max Duggan was asked about the doubters after the game by the FOX Sports Big Noon Kick Off crew, and he said, , “We don’t care what people say outside of our program and our walls. We know we’re a competitive group, tough and gritty. We love to practice and love to play and we’re just trying to win the next game.”

He’s right.

As long as ignorant talking heads like Stephen A. Smith and Paul Finebaum are able to spout off about TCU and the Big 12 with zero facts to back up their statements, then things aren’t going to change any time soon.

But the good news for TCU is that if they win their next two games against Iowa State and then the Big 12 Championship game, it won’t matter and the Frogs will be in the College Football Playoff.

On Saturday, it was TCU coming back from 28-20 down with just a few minutes left and putting together a 90-yard touchdown drive and then a 45-yard field goal drive to win the game on a 40-yard field goal by Griffin Kell.

TCU vs. Iowa State will kick off at 3:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, November 26th.

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