Former Georgia QB could get start for TCU on Saturday
Matthew Downing spent his brief Georgia career as the 3rd string quarterback in 2018 behind Jake Fromm and Justin Fields on the depth chart. A rather bizarre set of circumstances at his new school, though, could put him in line for his first career start behind center against unbeaten and 11th-ranked Baylor.
TCU has had massive turnover at the quarterback position this season. Two players, true freshman Max Duggan and redshirt junior Mike Collins are injured; however, there’s a chance Duggan could play on Saturday. Redshirt freshman Justin Rogers entered the transfer portal last week, while another redshirt freshman quarterback, Matthew Baldwin, is currently under a medical redshirt, despite being eligible.
That leaves the possibility of Downing, an Atlanta-area native, coming off the scout team and starting for the Horned Frogs against the Bears. After walking on to the Georgia football program, Downing appeared in 4 games during his brief tenure with the Bulldogs, going 8-of-10 for 88 yards across those appearances.
In January, he announced he was transferring to TCU, where his brother is a graduate assistant.
TCU hosts Baylor on Saturday at noon Eastern time.