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Three Frog Football players honored for Saturday’s performance

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It was offense, defense, and special teams that got the job done in Austin.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 03 TCU at Texas Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

TCU quarterback Max Duggan, place-kicker Griffin Kell and safety La’Kendrick Van Zandt have received various honors for their performances in Saturday’s 33-31 win at Texas.

Duggan was selected to the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Great 8 list and as a Manning Award Star of the Week. The sophomore from Council Bluffs, Iowa, completed 20-of-30 passes for 231 yards while adding a team-high 79 yards rushing on 17 carries and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score on a 26-yard keeper with 4:01 to play.

Additionally, Duggan was added to the Davey O’Brien Award Midseason Watch List.

Duggan is taking a star turn through six quarters of play in his second season with the Frogs, completing 73.5% of his passes with three touchdowns and one interception. He has also run for 137 yards with two more scores, leading the team in both categories.

Kell is the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week and a Lou Groza Award Star of the Week after making all four of his field-goal attempts (27, 32, 49 and 28 yards). He also had three PATs to give him 15 kick scoring points, tying for the ninth best single-game total in TCU history.

Van Zandt is the Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week. He made a potentially game-saving tackle when he caught a Texas player from behind who was racing to the end zone. Two plays later, the Horned Frogs forced a turnover to help preserve the victory. Van Zandt totaled a team-high and career-best seven tackles, including one for a loss, while adding an interception and 37-yard return to set up a TCU score.

The Frogs will face a tough test Saturday back on their home field, when Kansas State and Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week Deuce Vaughn come to town. The 2-1 Wildcats are favored by as many as 10 points according to sportsbooks.