Turpin is out here turning heads.
A true freshman from Monroe, La., Turpin had four touchdown catches in the Horned Frogs' 50-7 win over Texas. For the game, he had career-best totals of six receptions and 138 yards.
The four touchdown catches were the most by a freshman in Big 12 history. It tied for the most in a game by an FBS player this season and was the highest total by a freshman in 2015.
It's a good sign for the rest of the season.
“Teaching the game plan on Sunday — for SMU and Texas Tech — it was like they were in a cloud,” Patterson said. “It’s like, ‘It’s simple, fellas.’ But this Sunday it was like, ‘Got it.’ ”
Josh Boyce was on hand to witness his record being broken.
Former record-holder Josh Boyce, a 2013 fourth-round pick of the New England Patriots, was at the game and waiting to congratulate him. Boyce, who didn't have the benefit of playing in TCU's second-year "Air Raid" offense, caught 21 touchdown passes from 2010-2012.
One former NFL scout, Bucky Brooks, had this to say about Boykin at the next leve.
"I think with Boykin it could be a position he's previously played, either wide receiver or running back," Brooks wrote. "He and Braxton Miller are in the same category, kind of a hybrid. Most people will take those guys and make them receivers, just because the transition is easier. The transition to running back can be a little more challenging in terms of bulking up to run it between the tackles, and being a factor in pass protection. I see him as a guy who could play in the slot, but also be a gadget guy, and someone who can help on special teams."
The Frogs received 11 votes into the top 4 from this panel of 13 writers.
Our 13-member committee this week: Colin Cowherd, Bruce Feldman, Matt Leinart, Stewart Mandel, Joel Klatt, Tim Brando, Molly McGrath, Brady Quinn, Petros Papadakis, Rob Stone, Spencer Tillman, Clay Travis and Dave Wannstedt.
The Frogs have the third best road record in the country (27-7) since 2009.
Defending Big 12 champion and No. 2 TCU is at Kansas State in a Saturday 6:30 p.m. contest.
Top recruit Luken Baker is impressing people early.
Luken Baker appeared as advertised in his first action for TCU, striking out a batter in a perfect inning, driving in two while hitting fourth in the order and playing first base in a scrimmage Sunday against Abilene Christian.