Boykin was the key to success yesterday.
2. Boykin blossoming. TCU's Heisman Trophy candidate had his world rocked a bit against Minnesota. In the opener, Boykin needed to make a ton of plays happen with his feet. Between dancing out of the pocket to set up a throw and running downfield, he took a beating against Minnesota. Against the Lumberjacks, Boykin didn't have to put nearly as much of a toll on his body. He ran a few times and scrambled when necessary, but he made most of his biggest plays with his arm. He displayed impressive strength with long those long throws to Listenbee, but also showed some nice touch with floaters in the corner to Josh Doctson and Ja'Juan Story. Boykin finished his day throwing 18-of-27 for 285 yards and four touchdowns, his lone blemish being a deflected interception late in the second quarter.
The best part of Boykin's performance? He got some time off.
Better yet, what was he doing on the bench Saturday, sitting out the game’s final 26 minutes, when he could have stayed in at quarterback for TCU and passed for 300 more yards and five more touchdowns?
Patterson is sticking to his 'next man up' mantra.
“It’ll be a wild 10 games,” coach Gary Patterson said with a smile, a shrug and then a small chuckle. “But who would want it any different?”
If you want a stat that defines the big win, look no further.
Nine different Horned Frogs scored touchdowns in Saturday’s 70-7 win over Stephen F. Austin in TCU’s home opener at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
The receivers for TCU stepped up in a big way.
Kolby Listenbee had six catches for 142 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown that was one of five scores in span of about 10 minutes after SFA passed on a chance to get the game's first points and came up short on fourth-and-goal from the TCU 10 in the first quarter.
Boykin leads the nation in a pretty nice category.
Boykin extended his nation-leading streak to 17 consecutive games with a touchdown pass on a 60-yarder to Listenbee, who caught the ball in stride on a deep crossing pattern and ran untouched to the end zone for a 21-0 lead late in the first quarter.
A very nice linkback to a Felts piece by Carlos Mendez.
Coach Trent Johnson said guard Hudson Price is going to UNC-Charlotte, where his father, Mark Price, became head coach, and that center Link Kabadyundi is going to Blinn College in search of more playing time.
The moves and their impact were examined in a report this week by FrogsOWar.com of the SB Nation network.
Despite two procedures, he's still feeling pain.
As a sophomore in his first season with the TCU program in 2014-15, 6-foot-7 forward Kenrich Williams (8.6 ppg) led the Horned Frogs in rebounding by pulling down an average of 6.7 caroms per contest. Williams did this while dealing with knee discomfort, which was supposed to be addressed this offseason, over the final six weeks of the season.