TCU's starter Chandler Morris gets sidelined again after big blow
Fort Worth, Texas - Texas Christian University's starting quarterback Chandler Morris will miss the first home game of the season for the Horned Frogs after suffering a sprained knee in the season opener's 38-13 win against the Colorado Buffaloes.
Late in the third quarter on Friday, a Buffalo defender landed on Morris' leg at the end of a quarterback keeper play, causing TCU star athlete to remain sidelined and with tears for the rest of the game.
On Monday, head coach Sonny Dykes revealed Morris won't play in the school's home opener on Saturday against Tarleton State, and will return on a week-to-week basis.
In the season opener, Morris won the starting quarterback job over fourth-year Max Duggan, who has 29 career starts for the Horned Frogs.
Morris totaled 111 yards and completed 13 of 20 passes while also running for 18 yards against the Buffaloes before getting hurt.
TCU will have a bye week after playing against Tarleton on Saturday, then will return to the field to play Southern Methodist University on September 24 and follow-up with a Big 12 matchup on October 1 against ninth-ranked Oklahoma - the school Morris transferred from before the 2021 season.
TCU's Saturday night kickoff against Tarleton State is set for 8 PM EST.
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