Monday Morning Quarterback: TCU delivered the semis we’ve been waiting for

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TCU was anything but “happy to be there” Saturday night. The Frogs delivered blow after blow to a Michigan team that touted its physicality all week long (Frogs Today/Melissa Triebwasser).


By Melissa Triebwasser
Frogs Today staff writer


Since the dawn of the College Football Playoff era, things have been pretty chalky for the top seeds.

Outside of Ohio State’s run to the title in 2014, when the Buckeyes improbably took home the first ever CFP trophy as a No. 4 seed, only three of the first-round games have been decided by a single score, with the average margin of victory of those 16 games being a ridiculous 21 points.

The four-team format hasn’t been built for upsets, or even excitement, and it’s been a long time since a non-traditional power has taken home the ultimate prize. The biggest “outsider” to win it all arguably is Clemson (a pretty good program in its own right), and there had yet to be a team from the Big 12 to win even a single game.

That is, until Saturday night.

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