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TCU News: Trevone Boykin Named Big 12 Player of the Week

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Boykin's rally makes him Big 12 offensive player of the week | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Boykin's fourth quarter is what sealed the honor.

The senior quarterback ran for two touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, keeping the Horned Frogs undefeated with a 52-45 victory after they had trailed 35-17 at halftime.

Gary Patterson seeks defensive consistency from TCU | Dallas Morning News

Consistently good starts are a good place to begin.

"What we've got to do is start ballgames like that," Patterson said. "If we can start games like we started against Texas, then you're going to have a chance to slow some people down. If not, then it's going to be the same sort of things at the end of ballgames we've already dealt with for the last month -- which should make everybody sit on the edge of their seats."

Patterson wants to see TCU play second-half defense in the first half | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Despite the adversity they've faced, Patterson is proud of his defense.

“Everybody sees where we’re ranked,” Patterson said. “We’re going to get everybody’s best shot. That’s why I’ve been proud of my kids. We’ve gotten everybody’s best shot to this point, but they’ve found a way to win it; they’ve found a way to fight back. Some teams, when it’s not going their way, they quit, especially on the road. But these kids, even though they’re young on defense, they’ve found a way to get stops at the end of ballgames.

Heisman Survey: Leonard Fournette, Trevone Boykin separate themselves | USA Today

What's insane is that someone did not have Boykin on their ballot.

Fournette, the nation’s leading rusher with 1,022 yards for the No. 5 Tigers, was named on all 30 surveys cast by editors and reporters with Heisman votes who work for properties owned by Gannett, USA TODAY’s parent company. Boykin of No. 3 TCU, was named on 29 surveys, including four which gave him a nod for first.

A new No. 1 in the College Football Computer Composite | USA Today

The five computer rankings have five different No. 1 teams.

This week, for the first time this season, the five formulas that used to contribute to the BCS have five different No. 1 teams. TCU is No. 1 in Richard Billingsley's rankings, Utah is No. 1 in Wes Colley's rankings, Baylor is No. 1 in Ken Massey's rankings, Alabama is No. 1 in Jeff Sagarin's rankings, and Ohio State is No. 1 in Peter Wolfe's rankings.

Gary Patterson to the Trojans? Probably Not | FOX Sports

But of course, his name will probably come up.

Patterson, now in his 15th season in charge at No. 3-ranked TCU -- and in his 18th season overall at the school -- has never shown much interest in leaving the small, private school in Fort Worth that has wasted no time in becoming a Power 5 conference powerhouse since joining the Big 12 four years ago.

So when Patterson's name is mentioned as a possible successor to Steve Sarkisian at USC, well, it's sort of like a professional courtesy for one of the most successful coaches in the nation.

College Football Week 6 Wrap: Nothing is Easy | Grantland

A nice nod to the second half defense the Frogs played last Saturday.

This may not be the most obvious place to start after a back-and-forth, down-to-the-wire shootout that saw both teams combine for 97 points, but amid the chorus of hosannas for Trevone Boykin, let’s tip our caps to the TCU defense. If nothing else, for a shorthanded group that gave up 35 points in the first half alone on Saturday against Kansas State on the road, it was hard not to be impressed with the Horned Frogs’ resiliency.

Boykin Receives Big 12 Honor |

Boykin has now received the honor twice this season.

The Big 12 Conference has announced TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin as its Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Saturday’s 52-45 win at Kansas State.

It's the second time Boykin has received the honor this season and the fourth straight week for a Horned Frog to be recognized. It's just the second time in Big 12 history (Oklahoma, 2004) for the same school to have the Offensive Player of the Week in four consecutive games.

No. 3 TCU Continues on Road at Iowa State |

Can the Frogs get out to a good start and prevent another game like last week?

*The Horned Frogs hold a 5-1 series lead. Since beginning Big 12 play in 2012, TCU is 2-1 versus Iowa State.
*TCU is 2-0 versus Iowa State in Ames, 2-1 in Fort Worth and 1-0 at neutral sites (2005 Houston Bowl).
*TCU won 55-3 in last year's regular-season finale to capture its first Big 12 championship.