NCAA FB

Fiesta Bowl fireworks: TCU and Michigan light up 3rd quarter scoreboard

Dec 31, 2022, 5:55 PM
Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy (9) runs in a two-point conversion against TCU during the second...

Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy (9) runs in a two-point conversion against TCU during the second half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football semifinal playoff game, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

After a relatively quiet first half, TCU and Michigan came out guns blazing in the third quarter of the Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium.

Six touchdowns and a field goal were scored in the third quarter alone as Michigan out paced the Horned Frogs 24-20 to cut into the 15-point lead that TCU held at halftime.

Michigan started the scoring off with a field goal at the 9:29 mark, then got on the board with their first touchdown of the game with 6:32 remaining on a 34-yard flea-flicker pass from J.J. McCarthy to Ronnie Bell.

After that, TCU tacked on two touchdowns in a minute and a half from a one-yard plunge by Emari Demercado and a 29-yard pick-six by Dee Winters.

Their were three more rushing touchdowns to end the quarter, one by each quarterback. McCarthy scampered for a 20-yard run while TCU QB Max Duggan plunged one in from one yard out.

The final score of the quarter was converted by Kalel Mullings on a one-yard run.

Here are a few of those third quarter scores:

NCAA FB

Stetson Bennett #13 of the Georgia Bulldogs raises the College Football Playoff National Championsh...
Associated Press

Georgia annihilates TCU to win 2nd consecutive CFP National Championship game

Stetson Bennett threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more in the first half as No. 1 Georgia demolished No. 3 TCU 65-7 on Monday night.
28 days ago
Stetson Bennett #13 and Christopher Smith #29 of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrate after defeating the...
Associated Press

No. 1 Georgia rallies to beat No. 4 Ohio State in College Football Playoff semifinal

Georgia remains undefeated because the Bulldogs never gave up while rallying for a thrilling College Football Playoff semifinal victory.
1 month ago
TCU players celebrate after the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football semifinal playoff game against Mi...
Alex Weiner

No. 3 TCU out-duels No. 2 Michigan in highest-scoring Fiesta Bowl in history

Scoring didn't let up Saturday, as TCU earned a trip to the National Championship in the final football game at State Farm Stadium in 2022.
1 month ago
Caleb Williams #13 of the USC Trojans reacts after he threw a touchdown pass against the Stanford C...
Associated Press

USC quarterback Caleb Williams named 2022 Heisman Trophy winner

USC quarterback Caleb Williams was named the recipient of the 2022 Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in New York.
2 months ago
Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy celebrates a touchdown during the second half of the Big Ten cha...
Associated Press

No. 2 Michigan rolls to Big Ten title over Purdue to continue undefeated season

No. 2 Michigan beat Purdue 43-22 on Saturday night for its second straight Big Ten title and a likely No. 2 playoff seed.
2 months ago
Daijun Edwards #30 of the Georgia Bulldogs stiff arm Greg Brooks Jr. #3 of the LSU Tigers during th...
Associated Press

No. 1 Georgia remains undefeated with SEC championship game win over LSU

Georgia left no doubt about the top team heading into the College Football Playoff, dismantling LSU 50-30 in the SEC title game on Saturday.
2 months ago
Fiesta Bowl fireworks: TCU and Michigan light up 3rd quarter scoreboard