Coming down from that win is going to take a while.
Trevone Boykin proved why he is the starter in this win over Oklahoma. he played with courage, grit, and, despite two turnovers, was a leader. When it was all said and done, Boykin had thrown for 318 yards and two touchdowns, and run for 77 more yards, as the Horned Frogs beat Oklahoma in arguably the biggest win since the Rose Bowl in 2011.
Despite giving up 31 points (not a typo, the extra two came on a blocked extra point, more on that in a minute), the defense did what it needed to to, bearing down in the second half. After giving up 24 points in the first half, including a few long passes to Sterling Shepard, the defense righted the ship, allowing only seven second half points and forcing two massive interceptions.
To those interceptions. Paul Dawson had the play of the night, when he faked a blitz from the left edge before shuffling back into a spy position, reading Trevor Knight all the way. Knight, thinking Dawson was blitzing, tried to throw over his head, only to see 47 pick the ball off and head the other way 41 yards for the touchdown.
That put TCU up for good. Later in the fourth quarter, after Oklahoma recovered a Trevone Boykin fumble in OU territory, Knight forced a pass over the middle that was tipped, then intercepted by Chris Hackett.
TCU would promptly turn the ball back over though, on a B.J. Catalon fumble, giving TCU fans heart attacks all over the stadium. The defense, oh the defense, would hold, and stop Samaje Perine, the Sooners' massive running back, on a fourth-and-1 to turn the ball back to the Frogs.
After a three-and-out, TCU punted back to the Sooners, and when a desperate heave to the end zone went out of bounds, TCU fans rejoiced, and the students rushed the field.
What a game.
The Frogs have another huge matchup this upcoming Saturday, but let's sit and enjoy this one for at least a day.