Fiesta Bowl fireworks: TCU and Michigan light up 3rd quarter scoreboard
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:
— 𝗙𝗢𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗪 @𝗙𝗧𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗱𝟳 (@FTBeard7) December 31, 2022
— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) December 31, 2022
TCU with its SECOND pick six of the game, this one from Dee Winters, to make it an 18-point game again 😲pic.twitter.com/YKRhoReaiB
— 247Sports (@247Sports) December 31, 2022
— Zach McKinnell (@zachmckinnell) December 31, 2022