Opponent Profile: Trevone Boykin

TCU's new quarterback is a dual-threat but also still adjusting to playing against Big 12 defenses.

Meet Trevone Boykin.

The red-shirt freshman quarterback from Mesquite, Texas checks in at 6-foot and 2-inches and 215 pounds, and is the man leading the TCU offense the rest of the 2012 campaign.

"Every week presents a different problem," TCU head coach Gary Patterson said about Boykin's development. "The key is that he needs to go play and get better. It's his second week. We will see how it works out. They (Texas Tech) put a lot of pressure on quarterbacks so we have our hands full, not just Trevone (Boykin)."

When the news broke that Casey Pachall was leaving the team, a lot of people wrote off the Horned Frogs for the season, as many people would, but the freshman got the opportunity and stepped up.

Boykin, who before Saturday's meeting with the Baylor Bears, had made appearances in games this season, but was not the go-to guy for Gary Patterson's team.

Now he is the go-to guy, and is proving he should be.

Boykin is coming off a performance, 22-for-30 for 261 yards and four touchdowns and also rushed the ball 16 times for 79 yards, but the work continues, as he will have to continue to improve according to Patterson.

"This week, we will see how he progresses and prepares," Patterson said. "You are going to play a lot better defense this week. They have proven they can come after you. Texas Tech is very physical. When you make decisions about throwing or if you have to run with it, you have to be very careful. It will be interesting to see how he grows up playing a defense like Tech. It will also be interesting to see how our defense plays against an offense like Tech."

One of the defensive players that will be coming after Boykin will be D.J. Johnson, who finished last weeks meeting with the Mountaineers with six tackles, five solo and one assisted, said the defense is going to take advantage of the simple fact that Boykin is still getting adjusted, especially to the speed of a true Big 12 Defense.

"Maybe we'll blitz some more to get pressure on the quarterback, knowing that he hasn't played very much, their new quarterback," he said.  "So we'll probably just try to make him uncomfortable.  As we did this past week, we'll try to make him move his feet a little bit more and make bad decisions."

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