TCU’s Chandler Morris out against Tarleton State with knee injury


TCU quarterback Chandler Morris, right, is attended to by trainers after being injured while throwing a pass in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Colorado Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

By Dru Kennedy, Staff Writer

This morning, head coach Sonny Dykes announced that redshirt-freshman quarterback Chandler Morris will miss this week’s game against Tarleton State due to a knee injury.

“[Morris] won’t play this week and I think after that it will be week to week. […] He’s got a sprained knee, not severely strained,” said Dykes. The team will reevaluate the situation after the Tarleton game, during the off week.

Morris was injured late in the third quarter after a defender landed on his left leg. Before exiting the game, Morris threw 111 yards with a 65% completion percentage. He also rushed for 18 yards on four carries.

After the Morris exit, senior Max Duggan and freshman Sam Jackson took over, cementing the 38-13 victory against Colorado.

Duggan quickly put together a 10-play, 80-yard drive that led to a touchdown from junior running back Kendre Miller.

Duggan, in his short time in the game, threw for 27 yards and rushed for 41 yards.

Late in the fourth quarter, Jackson, who finished the contest with 44 rushing yards, ran in to tally another touchdown for the Frogs. It was the first of his collegiate career.

Dykes said that “Max [Duggan] will probably start” in TCU’s home opener this Saturday but that Jackson will see action, as well.

TCU will host Tarleton State this Saturday, Sept. 10 at 7:00 p.m.