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TCU News: KaVontae Turpin Named Big 12 Player of the Week

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Turpin Named Big 12 Player of the Week |

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.

Patterson sees signs of 'fog' starting to lift for young TCU defense | Fort Worth Star Telegram

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.’

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Doctson sets TD record, then gets congratulations from former holder | FOX Sports

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.

Is Boykin playing out his final days under center? | FOX Sports

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."

FOX Four: TCU rockets past Ohio State for No. 1 spot in latest poll | FOX Sports

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.

No. 2 TCU Travels to Kansas State |

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.

TCU Baseball

Baker, pitching impress Schlossnagle in TCU scrimmage | Fort Worth Star Telegram

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.

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