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TCU’s Chandler Morris named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

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The freshman earned the honors after racking up 538 total yards against Baylor.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 06 Baylor at TCU Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

One start, one award. That’s a pretty nice ratio for TCU QB Chandler Morris, who was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in TCU’s 30-28 win over Baylor.

From TCU:

The Big 12 Conference has announced TCU quarterback Chandler Morris as its Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Saturday’s 30-28 win over Baylor.

Making his first career start, Morris totaled 531 yards of offense (461 passing, 70 rushing) for the second-best mark in TCU history. It trailed only the 696 by Matt Vogler against Houston in 1990.

The 461 yards passing by Morris, who completed 29-of-41 attempts for two touchdowns and no interceptions, were fourth-most in a game in TCU history. Morris ranks third in Big 12 history for most passing yards in a first career start. The 461 yards were also the third-most nationally since 2012 for a player in his first career start. No. 1 on the list is TCU Quarterbacks Coach Kenny Hill with 511 in 2014. Morris was the first TCU quarterback to pass for 400 yards since Hill threw for 449 against Oklahoma in 2016.

A redshirt freshman from Highland Park, Texas, Morris scored his first touchdown as a Horned Frog on a 12-yard keeper for TCU’s first points of the game. He finished with 70 yards rushing on 11 carries while adding a 7-yard reception on a pass from Taye Barber.

With Duggan still limited by a foot fracture, TCU might just ride out Morris for the rest of the season, leading into what will most likely be a QB competition heading into 2022.