Iowa Prep Leads Team to Undefeated Season, Could Win Heisman
The four-star quarterback out of Lewis Central High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa was one of the most sought-after recruits in the country before deciding to play for Texas Christian University. Not only did he field offers from Iowa and Iowa State, but according to 247Sports, schools like Oregon, Georgia, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Tennessee, and others came calling with scholarship offers.
This season -- his fourth as the starter at TCU -- he has shown exactly why.
Duggan has helped lead the Horned Frogs to their first undefeated regular season since 2010 when they finished the season 13-0 and ranked No. 2 after their 21-19 Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin.
En route, they handled currently ranked Kansas State (No. 12) and Texas (No. 21). They also took down teams that were ranked at the time of their meetings -- Oklahoma (No. 18), Kansas (No. 19), and Oklahoma State (No. 8). The season was capped by a 62-14 shellacking Texas Christian handed ISU on Saturday, where Duggan passed for 212 yards and three touchdowns.
The Iowan has been a massive part of the success TCU has had this year, as he has completed 221 of 332 passes for 3,070 yards and 29 touchdowns with just three interceptions. On the ground, Duggan has run for 295 yards and five scores.
With those stats, national pundits have Duggan in the Heisman conversation. Some have him winning the award for best college football player in the country.
You can see some of the input on his play this season via Twitter:
His head coach chimed in, too:
In order to ensure a spot in the four-team college football playoff, the Horned Frogs will have to get past Kansas State for the second time this season in the Big 12 Championship Game. The two teams will face off with one another this Saturday, December 3 at 11 a.m. in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.