GLENDALE, Ariz. — TCU, already an oasis for college football in Texas when it comes to the College Football Playoff, this time around worked its magic in the desert in making state and Big 12 history.
The No. 3 Horned Frogs defeated No. 2 Michigan 51-45 in the CFP semifinals in the Fiesta Bowl in State Farm Stadium. TCU (13-1) already was the only team from Texas to make the CFP in the four-team shindig’s nine seasons of existence, now the Horned Frogs are the first Big 12 team to win a CFP game.