Why should this nominee be considered for the Broyles Award?
In his first season at TCU, Garrett Riley has helped transform the Horned Frogs from a 5-7 team in 2021 to 9-0 in 2022. TCU was picked to finish seventh in the Big 12 and is now fourth in the nation and in the CFP hunt.
Coach's Past Performance
Before arriving at TCU, Garrett Riley guided one of the nation’s most prolific offenses at SMU. Prior to his time at SMU, Riley spent the 2019 season as running backs coach at Appalachian State. He also spent three seasons (2016-18) at Kansas. From 2013-15, Riley was at East Carolina. He was the outside receivers coach in 2015, when Biletnikoff Award finalist Zay Jones caught 98 passes.
Team Record and Standings
TCU is one of four remaining undefeated teams after being a preseason pick to finish seventh in the Big 12 standings.
TCU is one of just two programs nationally averaging at least 285 yards per game passing, 200 rushing and have at least 20 passing and 20 rushing touchdowns. The Horned Frogs lead the nation with 14 touchdowns of 50-plus yards. With 46 runs of at least 12 yards and 62 passes of 15 yards or more, TCU is sixth in the FBS in percentage of offensive big plays at 17.4 (108-of-622). TCU is second in the nation in yards per play, tied for third in scoring offense and fourth in total offense.
Individual Player Stats
Quarterback Max Duggan, who began the season as the back-up, is fourth in the nation in passing efficiency and generating Heisman Trophy buzz. Duggan leads all Power 5 quarterbacks with 14 touchdown passes of at least 20 yards and in yards per completion at 15.0. Duggan has accounted for three or more touchdowns in seven of his eight starts this season and leads all Big 12 quarterbacks in most major statistical categories.