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!
Game review: Well, TCU's first half performance has to go down as the worst half of offense the Frog fans have seen since Gary Patterson became their head coach. The Frogs were held without a first down in the first half in what had to be the first time that's been done since Patterson was named head coach. In total, the Frogs had 16 yards of offense on 18 plays.
As for Boykin, he was running for his life most of the night after getting sacked three times in the first half. His longest completion in the first half went for 5 yards. On a key 3rd and 9 play Boykin tossed a two-yard pass while Cam White was open for enough yards for the first down. He also missed White on an pivotal third down play in the fourth quarter where White was open on a slant and Boykin threw the pass behind him.
Boykin looked completely different in the second half as he made better decisions and better throws. His running ability kept the Frogs in the game with two touchdowns on the ground. His best run of the day happened in the third quarter off a 12-yard scamper that kept a TCU drive alive and a few plays later he scored from two-yards out. As a passer, Boykin found a rhythm throwing to his receivers, including hitting 5-of-7 passes on the Frogs first scoring drive. He also looked sharp throwing the 9-10 yard out routes in the fourth quarter. It makes you wonder where those plays were in the first half. Boykin wishes he could've had his long pass to Deante' Gray back as it would've been the biggest gain of the night. But, Gray also has to learn to adjust to the play. Boykin's best play of the night came when he avoided a quick blitz, avoided a defender and threw a 45-yard bullet to David Porter. It was the classic "scramble drill" Gary Patterson has mentioned Boykin needs to get better at in recent weeks.
Play of the game: 45-yard pass to Porter in the 4th quarter