The TCU Horned Frogs fell to 5-2 and 2-2 in Big 12 conference play with their 56-53 loss to Texas Tech.
The Horned Frogs played one of the most exciting games of the season on Saturday against Texas Tech
. The two top 25 teams entertained over 47,000 in attendance but in the end the Frogs lost their second consecutive home game, 56-53 in triple overtime.
As we've done for several seasons, we take a look at how each unit performed and grade them on it. This is based solely the opinion of HornedFrogBlitz.com. With that said, let's take a look!
26-of-44; 332 passing yards, 4 TD, 2 INT; 15 rushes, 16 yards
Game review: The Frogs lost a nail biter against the Red Raiders, but Boykin played another good game and kept the Frogs in it until the very end.
Boykin tossed four touchdowns for the second consecutive game and for the most part looked accurate for the second consecutive week. Tech did a very good job of containing him running the football as he finished with only 16 yards.
But give Boykin credit, he was sacked two times and hit on a few others and he continued to play hard. It's hard to take in that this kid is still a freshman and on the Frogs' last two scoring drives in regulation he looked like a veteran. His last drive to lead the Frogs into scoring range he completed four passes for 62 yards. His 36-yarder to Skye Dawson to open the drive was an absolute bullet. His 60-yard touchdown pass to Ladarius Brown was quite possibly his best throw of the season.
Boykin did toss two interceptions but one of those wasn't his fault and the other was just a bad decision throwing into a crowd. Had the second interception not happened, he would've received a B+ for the day.
Play of the game: Boykin's 60-yard TD pass to LaDarius Brown
27 rushes, 168 yards, 1 TD; 6.2 yards per carry; 4 catches 29 yards, 1 TD
Game Review: For the second consecutive week the Frogs runningbacks produced some big plays, averaging over 6 yards per carry on the night.
The Frogs were led on the ground for the third consecutive week by freshman B.J. Catalon, who rushed for 72 yards on 12 carries. His 28-yarder on the Frogs' helped them quickly go up 7-0. Catalon also scored the second touchdown in overtime to tie the score at 50.
Matthew Tucker finished with 59 yards on 12 carries including a touchdown in the second quarter. His 2-yard run on 4th and 1 in the second quarter was all effort on his part and eventually the Frogs went up 17-7 on that drive with another tough Tucker run from four yards out.
Aundre Dean surprising only carried the ball three times but on those three carries he gained 37 yards. Of course, he had a long of 37 yards in the first quarter that led to an eventual field goal.
Play of the game: Dean's 37 yard run