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Wednesday Links O' War: October 29, 2014

TCU came in at No. 7 in the College Football Playoff poll last night, so let's see what people are saying.

Boykin Adds to National Honors |

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin added to his list of national honors Tuesday by being selected as the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week, the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week and a Manning Award Star of the Week.

Patterson Holds Weekly Presser |

TCU football coach Gary Patterson held his weekly news conference on Tuesday in the Four Sevens Team Room.

How Baylor, TCU can still boost College Football Playoff stock | Dallas Morning News

Just don’t get too attached to the rankings released Tuesday after about 10 hours of deliberation and discussion by the 12-member selection committee at the Gaylord Texan. They are guaranteed to change. Six of the Top 10 teams are scheduled to face another Top 10 team this season.

TCU emerges as top Big 12 contender in CFP playoff chase | Fort Worth Star Telegram

At the top of the projected bracket, Tuesday’s first round of College Football Playoff rankings arrived with all the surprise of a morning sunrise or an SEC frontrunner in the national title mix.

Big 12 left out of CFP top 4, can TCU, Baylor make up ground? | Dallas Morning News

The selection committee’s first attempt at picking the four best teams to compete in the playoff failed to include Big 12 contenders TCU and Baylor. The Horned Frogs are in better shape than the Bears despite Baylor holding a head-to-head edge on TCU thanks to a 61-58 win in Waco.

Big 12 power rankings: TCU makes a statement | Dallas Morning News

An 82 point performance, albeit against defense-optional Texas Tech, helps put the Horned Frogs atop the conference power rankings, and solid performances in the next two games would likely keep them there permanently.

Bundle up: Frogs get ready to head north to take championship drive on the road | Fort Worth Star Telegram

It will be waiting in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday when Patterson, a Kansas native, and the TCU Horned Frogs start another stage of the season — a championship drive, perhaps — with two road games in three weeks.

TCU receiver Doctson will travel to West Virginia after 'drastic improvement' | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Coach Gary Patterson said the junior receiver was not expected to practice Tuesday but has gotten much better since leaving last week’s game in the third quarter with an ankle injury.

TCU QB Matt Joeckel's career might be over; Josh Doctson will make trip to West Virginia | Dallas Morning News

“I think his season’s over. It’s a shame,” coach Gary Patterson told reporters Tuesday

Gary Patterson: TCU needs to keep winning for Boykin to be a Heisman candidate | Dallas Morning News

“For Trevone Boykin to be a guy who can move into the top three, we’re going to have to win a lot in the next five games. If we win, that means he probably has some great stats. He’ll then be a guy who’s had a great year and will be considered. It’ll be hard for him having such a late start."

Boykin, Trickett turnarounds have fueled TCU, WVU | ESPN

Saturday in Morgantown, Trickett and Boykin will meet again, only this time as college football's arguably two most improved quarterbacks from last season.

Trevone Boykin won't chase Heisman hype | ESPN

The Heisman Trophy campaign for TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is not underway. Not officially, at least. Gary Patterson says that’s the last thing they’re pursuing right now.