Game Balls vs. Oklahoma State
The #12 TCU Horned Frogs rolled to an impressive 42-9 victory over #15 Oklahoma State at Amon G. Carter Stadium this afternoon. After putting together their most complete game of the season, it would be easy to hand out 10 game balls, but for the purpose of this story, we’ll keep it to 4. Trevone Boykin, QB The TCU signal caller gets my first game ball of the evening. The talented, but unproven (up until this point) Boykin is having a huge year. He’s completed 146-247 passes for 1,873 yards with 14 TD’s and only 3 TD’s. Add to that his 346 yards and 3 TD’s on the ground and you can see the improvement he’s made. On the national stage, against the #15 team in the country, Boykin set a career high in passing yards with 410 while completing 26/39 passes with 3 TD’s. For good measure, he added 41 yards on 9 carries on the ground. Josh Docston The 6’4” receiver out of Mansfield is having a career year. Against Oklahoma State, the talented pass catcher hauled in 7 receptions for 225 yards and 2 TD’s. On the season he’s amassed 31 receptions for 497 yards and 5 TD’s, and we’re only 6 games in. His highlight of the day saw him soar high above two defenders to haul in an ill-advised Boykin pass (a rare occasion today). After making the leaping grab, Docston turned and outran the defense on what ended up being an 84 yard TD reception. B.J. Catalon As he’s done all season, B.J. Catalon continues to make big time plays for the TCU offense. He finished with 102 yards on 10 carries, highlighted by his 35 yard TD on 4th and 1. He also hauled in 2 receptions and returned 3 kickoffs for 52 yards. He finished with 157 all-purpose yards. The TCU Secondary After turning in one of the worst performances in the Gary Patterson era, the TCU secondary could have folded up shop and accepted that they weren’t that good. The problem is, that’s not how Gary Patterson teams respond to adversity and these guys are pretty dang good. After giving up 510 yards through the air and 61 points to Baylor last week, the secondary responded in a big way by holding Daxx Garman to 132 yards passing and helped keep the Cowboys out of the end zone all afternoon. Other than one vertical route that Ranthony Texada got beat on, the secondary played lights out. Derrick Kindred and Kevin White pulled in interceptions and Texada, Carter, Hackett and the rest of the unit provided blanket coverage all day. If this is going to be the norm going forward, the rest of the Big 12 has been put on notice.
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