The TCU Horned Frogs lost the Big 12 Championship Game in overtime 31-28 to Kansas State on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
It was one of the best games of the 2022 college football season as both teams left it all on the field. Duggan topped that list as he helped lead TCU to erase an 11-point fourth quarter deficit to force overtime before the Frogs magical and undefeated season came to an end.
After the game, Duggan was clearly distraught, saying, “I think guys are upset. There’s a lot of emotion in the locker room. But, coach Dykes talked about, wherever we go, we still have a game to play. It’s going to hurt. Let it feel you. And then get back to work.”
Duggan didn’t hold back his tears in his answer, which you can watch below.
Duggan was far from perfect on Saturday. He threw a huge interception at the goal line and missed throws, but when it mattered most, he used his legs incredibly effectively, especially on the game-tying touchdown drive, when he literally could not breath after the score and had to ask his teammates to not mob him following the TD.
Duggan is still likely to receive an invite to the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York, but whether or not he wins it remains to be seen. What also remains to be seen? If TCU makes the College Football Playoff. We’ll find that out on Sunday when the CFB Playoff committee makes its announcement, which will take place at 11:00 a.m. CST on Sunday.