clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

TCU News: TCU-Iowa State Previews

Here are your morning links!


TCU-Iowa State preview: Stats, trends, key matchups | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Doctson could feast on this Iowa State secondary.

No one has stopped Doctson this year, so why should the Cyclones? Doctson has garnered Heisman talk for his record-setting start. He’s the Big 12 leader in receptions and receiving yards too, averaging 146.2 yards a game. Iowa State is allowing 258 yards per game, and hasn’t faced a passing attack like TCU’s and a receiver like Doctson. It could be a long day in Ames for the Iowa State secondary.

Read more here:

Meet Iowa State RB Mike Warren, the nation's top freshman rusher | ESPN

This kid is a beast.

The redshirt freshman became the Cyclones’ starting running back on Sept. 19. All he’s done is put up 546 rushing yards on 62 carries -- yep, 8.8 yards per carry -- in three games as their workhorse back.

TCU tailback Aaron Green returns to where it all began | FOX Sports

Aaron Green is quietly having a fantastic season.

Halfway through his final season, Green heads back to Iowa State with an opportunity to improve the No. 3-ranked Horned Frogs to 7-0. He hasn't slowed down either, averaging 6.4 yards per carry, well on his way to his first 1,000-yard season with 625 yards and eight rushing touchdowns.

Not much defending in Big 12 with so many top offenses | Charlotte Observer

Half of the conference is in the Top 25 in the country in total offense.

Baylor averages 725 total yards per game, followed by Texas Tech (631.7 ypg) and TCU (615.5 ypg) — and they are the highest-scoring FBS teams, too. West Virginia, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are also among the top 25 FBS teams for total offense.

Read more here:

TCU-Baylor debate will extend to postseason honors, too | Fort Worth Star Telegram

One thing is for sure, TCU and Baylor could dominate the All-American list.

Baylor QB Seth Russell leads the league in passing efficiency (210.7 rating) and TD passes (22), but TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin tops the chart in total offense (411.5 yards per game) and has made more memorable plays. Baylor WR Corey Coleman leads the nation in TD catches 13-10 over TCU’s Josh Doctson, but Doctson averages more yards per game (146.2) and leads the nation in receiving yards on third-down plays (220).

Read more here:

QB Curve: Uncertainty at Oregon and Florida; Ohio State strikes a balance | Grantland

Trevone Boykin sits atop the QB rankings this week.

  1. Trevone Boykin, TCU. Last year, Boykin’s emergence as a junior came with a slight whiff of quantity over quality as TCU embraced a more pass-friendly offense. As a senior, though, he’s proved indispensable, accounting for more than two-thirds of the total offense for a team averaging 615 yards and 51 points per game. Boykin’s explosive output has bailed the Horned Frogs out twice already this year, in nail-biting shootouts against Texas Tech and Kansas State, and from the looks of TCU’s defense he’s not going to have the luxury of taking any Saturdays off.

National writer: TCU's Boykin ranks as best QB in nation | Dallas Morning News

Boykin tops the rankings on Grantland (see article above).

Topping Grantland's list for QB play through six weeks of action is Trevone Boykin of TCU. The senior Heisman hopeful has thrown 17 touchdowns this season, including a last minute 55-yard bomb to Josh Doctson last week that helped claim a 52-45 victory over Kansas State.