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TCU running back Kendre Miller: Status for CFP Championship vs. Georgia

Updates on Kendre Miller’s knee injury ahead of the national championship game.

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6:25 p.m. ET update: Newy Scruggs of NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth reported that running back Kendre Miller is officially out for tonight’s title game matchup against Georgia. TCU will be without one of its top offensive weapons and will have to rely on Emari Demercado to carry the Horned Frogs on the ground tonight.

The College Football Playoff National Championship kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, January 9, as the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs take on the No. 3 TCU Horned Frogs at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

TCU running back Kendre Miller sustained a knee injury in the Horned Frogs’ semifinal win over Michigan last week. He left in the second quarter and attempted to re-enter the game, but ended up on the sideline for the second half of the Fiesta Bowl. Before leaving the game, Miller added 57 yards on the ground over eight carries.

The Frogs’ leading rusher for the season, Miller had 1,399 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns in 2022. If he does play in the title game on Monday night, he’ll likely be very limited, as his sprained MCL was not operating at or near full capacity on Saturday, per ESPN.

Emari Demercado is Miller’s backup at RB.