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Top 10 Moments from the 2020 TCU Football Season: Part 2

The second of a two-part series detailing the best plays and performances of the fall are here!

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Monday’s piece began the recognition of the top-10 plays and performances from the 2020 TCU football season. From Carter Ware’s first career receiving touchdown to Zach Evans’ first collegiate rushing touchdown, several Horned Frogs made their mark on the season with standout plays and individual efforts. Here are the five best remaining highlights.

5. Derius Davis beats the defense for a 71-yard score vs. Oklahoma State

Arguably TCU’s most exciting game of the season, the Horned Frogs looked to knock off a ranked opponent for the second time. Trailing 22-21 in the fourth quarter, Max Duggan launched a bomb down the field to wide receiver Derius Davis, who strolled into the endzone, nearly pulling a DeSean Jackson 1-yard line fumble along the way. The reception capped off a career performance for Davis, who had six catches for 139 yards.

4. Quentin Johnston introduces himself to college football vs. Louisiana Tech

The 6-foot-4 freshman showed flashes of promise during the 2020 season, but the four-star receiver saved his best efforts for last, totaling a career-high five catches for 133 yards (also a career high) and two touchdowns including one rushing score against the Bulldogs. The performance succeeded a three-catch, 114-yard effort in TCU’s win over Oklahoma State. While Johnston was mainly a deep-ball threat this fall, his use in the run game showed some versatility the Horned Frogs can utilize moving forward.

3. Max Duggan puts the team on his back vs. Texas Tech

Duggan’s sophomore season was defined by his success on the ground. That was showcased during TCU’s 34-18 victory over the Red Raiders, when Duggan rumbled for a career-high 154 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries to lead the TCU offense. The great individual effort was capped off with a season-best 81-yard rushing score late in the fourth quarter. It’s not the first time Duggan has dominated Texas Tech, as he compiled 398 total yards and three touchdowns in the 2019 matchup.

2. Tre’von Moehrig seals the deal vs. Oklahoma State

In what will be one of his greatest highlights as a TCU Horned Frog, Moehrig ended a promising scoring drive and effectively killed Oklahoma State’s chances of coming back to defeat TCU late in the fourth quarter. The junior safety and potential first-round draft pick dazzled the home crowd with a one-handed interception in the endzone. Plays like these are why scouts think Moehrig can have great success playing on Sundays.

1. TCU stuns Texas with a goal-line stand

Looking to avoid an 0-2 start to the season, TCU needed an enormous defensive effort to hold Texas out of the endzone with the Longhorns poised to score from the 1-yard line. Senior leaders Garret Wallow and Corey Bethley answered the call, with Wallow stopping Keaontay Ingram short and knocking the ball loose while Bethley pounced on the recovery. Ingram had a 52-yard pass reception earlier in the drive, but his turnover resulted in perhaps TCU’s best victory of the 2020 season. The Horned Frogs are now 7-2 against Texas since becoming members of the Big 12 Conference. Texas is back?