TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin had no problems with the soft cast on his non-throwing hand, Josh Doctson had a couple of 60-yard sprints to turn shorter routes into long touchdown plays, and the No. 12 Horned Frogs bounced back in a big way.
Trevone Boykin says he shut his phone off. He says he had no clue. Somehow, he missed the memo.
Looking more like the offense and defense from the first four games of the season, 12th-ranked TCU put together a 42-9 pounding of No. 15 Oklahoma State on Saturday that left the previous week’s loss at Baylor looking like an accident.
The Frogs repeatedly had success aiming their passing game at Oklahoma State freshman cornerback Ramon Richards during a 42-9 win. Quarterback Trevone Boykin threw for a career-high 410 yards and three touchdowns.
Trevone Boykin had statistically his best game as a quarterback. The junior passer was 26-of-39 for 410 yards and three touchdowns against Oklahoma State, setting a career high in passing yards. He also rushed for 41 yards, giving him a career high with 451 all-purpose yards.
His left wrist was taped because of an injury he sustained against Baylor, but that didn’t stop TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin from having a career day Saturday against Oklahoma State.
The win by TCU (5-1, 2-1 in the Big 12) came the same day both Baylor and Oklahoma were upset and the Frogs are suddenly right back in the thick of the Big 12 race. While that's a plus, it wasn't something the Frogs were thinking about coming into Saturday's game.
TCU’s dream of being a Big 12 champion and representing the conference in the College Football Playoff took a major step forward on Saturday after a 42-9 dismantling of Oklahoma State.
Not all of the Horned Frogs, a few eyewitnesses said, but enough of them that it reminded the head coach of another gut-wrenching night, the 2008 loss in Utah that probably cost TCU a Sugar Bowl trip.
This league is fresh out of candidates to earn a slam-dunk spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff. After Saturday, if a Big 12 team lands one of the four berths, it will be because some other school with control of its playoff destiny fumbled away its dream season … just like No. 4 Baylor did in Saturday’s 41-27 loss at West Virginia.