Fans Ridicule Max Duggan, 'Overmatched' TCU in 65-7 Loss to Georgia in CFP Title Game

Doric SamJanuary 10, 2023

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 09: Max Duggan #15 of the TCU Horned Frogs reacts after a sack in the third quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the College Football Playoff National Championship game at SoFi Stadium on January 09, 2023 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The TCU Horned Frogs' Cinderella season came to an end in disappointing fashion with a 65-7 blowout loss to the Georgia Bulldogs in the 2023 national championship game.

Things got out of hand early as TCU couldn't keep up with the high-powered Georgia offense. Senior quarterback Max Duggan scored a rushing touchdown in the first quarter to get the Horned Frogs on the board, but the Bulldogs answered with 55 consecutive points.

Duggan had no answer against the stout Georgia defensive front, as he was under duress for much of the night. He went 14-of-22 for 152 yards and two interceptions, and he was sacked five times.

Fans on social media sounded off on TCU for looking like it didn't belong on the same field as Georgia in the championship game:

Matt Stepp @Matt_Stepp817

TCU is overmatched...Georgia just getting what they want

Dean Straka @DWStraka49

Watching them play enough, I've never bought the notion that 2022 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TCU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TCU</a> is a true "Cinderella." But the Frogs look overwhelmed right now in ways we've hardly seen. <br><br>Pretty clear this Georgia team, when it doesn't hurt itself, is on a complete level of its own. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CFBPlayoff?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CFBPlayoff</a>

Mina Kimes @minakimes

TCU's defense right now <a href="https://t.co/4RClKyNoM2">pic.twitter.com/4RClKyNoM2</a>

Robert Griffin III @RGIII

This game hurts to watch for TCU Fans.<br>This game hurts to watch for the Big 12.

Ed Werder @WerderEdESPN

Defensive Frogs have zero answers. Four possessions. Four scores for Georgia

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

TCU in the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NationalChampionship?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NationalChampionship</a> <a href="https://t.co/TQD7HKFhVS">pic.twitter.com/TQD7HKFhVS</a>

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Georgia trolling TCU and it's only the 3Q 😭<br><br>(via <a href="https://twitter.com/GeorgiaFootball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GeorgiaFootball</a>)<a href="https://t.co/igzYtyQtOn">pic.twitter.com/igzYtyQtOn</a>

Chris Vannini @ChrisVannini

TCU could not be doing much worse. <a href="https://t.co/AWye8nbLBw">https://t.co/AWye8nbLBw</a>

Mason Prince @MasonPrinceTV

Duggan, what is you doing

Cameron Teague @cj_teague

There's just no way Max Duggan… Not like this.

Master @MasterTes

Max Duggan, stay in school

Annie Agar @AnnieAgar

Max Duggan right now <a href="https://t.co/HydLAoJACU">pic.twitter.com/HydLAoJACU</a>

Slavko Bekovic @SBekovic

This is one of the worst title games I have ever seen in any sport ever.

Trevor Sikkema @TampaBayTre

I can't believe Michigan did this to us

Michael Casagrande @ByCasagrande

TCU vs. 2012 Notre Dame would make a great Gator Bowl.

Zach Klein @ZachKleinWSB

UGA backups 13<br>TCU 7<br><br>7:23 left in 4th q

Michael Casagrande @ByCasagrande

The JV team is pounding TCU now.

While this loss is surely disappointing, the Horned Frogs still had a 2022 campaign they can look back on with pride. They were the first Big 12 team to qualify for a national title game since 2010, and they finished the regular season undefeated.

First-year head coach Sonny Dykes has quickly built a program that can be in the national championship conversation for years to come.

Unfortunately, TCU simply ran into a juggernaut in Georgia on Monday night.