TCU to start true freshman Max Duggan today at quarterback

TCU is making a quarterback change.

True freshman Max Duggan will get the start today against SMU at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

Duggan will start in place of fifth-year senior Alex Delton. The news isn’t too surprising as coach Gary Patterson hinted at a change all week.

Duggan has been the quarterback on the majority of TCU’s scoring drives, including when its scored all seven touchdowns this season. He’s 23-of-41 passing for 235 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He’s also rushed for a TD.

Delton, meanwhile, was 11-of-28 passing for 124 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.

Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.

TCU (2-0) has won 11 of the last 12 games against SMU (3-0). Patterson owns a 15-2 career record against SMU.

Here are some other pregame notes --

Wide receiver Taye Barber is dressed and expected to play. Fellow WR Mikel Barkley remains sidelined with an injury, and senior TreVontae Hights is out too. Hights was wearing a walking boot in pregame warmups.

Senior weak safety Vernon Scott did not go through pregame warmups. Ar’Darius Washington is expected to start in his place.

Senior cornerback Julius Lewis did not go through pregame warmups either. True freshman Kee’yon Stewart is expected to make his third consecutive start.

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