What you said. He had a couple of really strong drives and I love the kids effort. He seems like a fierce competitor on the field and, like any kid out there in this situation, wants to win badly. But, yes, in the 4th qtr with the game on the line, he also put the ball on the ground (poor ball security; carrying it down and away from his body instead of high and tight in traffic) and he missed a throw the he probably makes most of the time; and has to be able to make to compete in the league he has chosen to compete in. You feel for any kid when they give it their best and they come up short. It's easy to be the football hero when you win (like Oregon). But that's not how life works much of the time. I would hope his parents, coaches and friends are helping him learn to bounce back after coming up short. That is the skill that carries you thru life.
I'm not sure I understand the logic that says a kid that is starting for a Power 5 program (and is the annointed one); would transfer because he made mistakes when it counted. If he does, then, what would they say about his resilience, stick-to-it-iveness, grit? But, hey, I can't say I understand the logic of a lot of today's 18 year olds.