In a game where not much went right on defense, the offense has just enough to get the Frogs the W. Aaron Green makes that last play sound planned, too.
"You never know with the ball, somebody might fumble, or anything like that," the senior running back said. "So I knew there was a chance. Josh Doctson catches almost everything, but there's a chance. I knew he might not have caught it because it was a little high and the guy was behind him. So I just did what I was told and I followed the ball. I saw it the whole way, and I caught it."
This was written by someone who gets it.
55-52 over Texas Tech in Lubbock on a fluky last-minute TD is a giant, sprawling, take-the-over, five-hour, Big 12-style, manic mess of a game. It's also a win on the road in a stadium built on a rift in space-time, where Trevone Boykin played like 2014 Unstoppable Football Drone Trevone Boykin (34 of 54, 527 total yards, four TDs and no INTs), so count it.
Man, this play from Doctson's perspective is quite the roller-coaster.
Josh Doctson had made every play, but he couldn’t make the last one. Leaping as high as he could in the end zone, he knew the ball had escaped him.
“My heart sank,” he said.
Then something happened that the TCU senior receiver did not expect. Something no one expected.
“I saw a flash of white jersey,” quarterback Trevone Boykin said.
Doctson: “I got twisted around, and here comes Aaron Green.”Yes, Aaron Green.
What a game from Boykin and Doctson.
Boykin threw for four touchdowns and a career-high 509 yards for TCU (4-0, 1-0). Doctson caught three touchdown passes and finished with 267 yards on 18 catches — all career highs.
Doctson tied a Big 12 record, and both he and Green accounted for three touchdowns.
It made sense that Boykin’s last pass was intended for Doctson, as the pair had been in rhythm the entire game. Doctson’s 18 catches were the most for a Big 12 receiver since Texas A&M’s Albert Connell reached 18 against Colorado in 1996.
Let's not forget that Tech almost had their own "The Band is on the Field" moment.
On the final play of the game, Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes escaped a couple of pass rushers and was able to complete a pass with a man hanging onto his ankles. The Red Raiders advanced the ball downfield with a few laterals but were unable to reach the endzone.
Boykin out here being completely honest.
Trevone Boykin skipped the technical jargon when asked about the name of the play that kept TCU's hopes and dreams alive.
"Pray. Pray," the senior quarterback said after a 55-52 escape Saturday at Texas Tech for the nation's third-ranked team. "Sometimes you just need a little luck in this game."
Ultimately, Tech is a much better team than a season ago.
The unbelievable fourth-down touchdown secured the winning points with 23 seconds remaining in TCU’s 55-52 win over Texas Tech at Jones AT&T Stadium on Saturday. The Horned Frogs improved to 4-0 and 1-0 in Big 12 play in surviving Texas Tech (3-1, 0-1), which looked much different from the team that finished 4-8 a year ago.
Just an insane game.
Boykin threw four touchdown passes and finished with a career-high 509 yards for TCU (4-0, 1-0). He completed 34 of 54 passes and ran for 42 yards on 14 carries.
The Frogs obliterated Iowa State to move to 7-4 on the season.
A four-goal outburst in the first half helped TCU cruise to a 5-0 win over Iowa State in its Big 12 opener Friday night.
The Frogs are an improved squad this season, but they've still got a lot of work to do.
In its only home match in the month of September, the TCU volleyball team played in front of its fourth largest crowd in program history of 1,959 fans but ultimately dropped a 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 26-24) match-up with No. 15 Kansas on Saturday afternoon inside the University Recreation Center.