TCU makes College Football Playoff history after upsetting Michigan

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Max Duggan scored four touchdowns, TCU returned two interceptions for scores and the third-ranked Horned Frogs withstood a frenzied second-half surge by No. 2 Michigan to win the Fiesta Bowl 51-45 in Saturday night and advance to the College Football Playoff National Championship.

TCU (13–1), the most unlikely team to reach a four-team playoff in its nine-year history, has one game left in its improbable season and will come against either No. 1 Georgia or No. 4 Ohio State on Jan. 9 at Sofi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.

Coming off a losing 2021 season and picked to finish seventh in the Big 12 in Sonny Dykes’ first year as coach, the Horned Frogs will look to win the program’s first national championship since 1938.

Duggan and the Frogs will undoubtedly be underdogs — again. That didn’t matter much against Michigan (13–1), as he took it to the big, bad Big Ten champions and turned the Fiesta Bowl into a circa-2010, Big 12-style scorefest.

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