FORT WORTH, Texas — Trevone Boykin leaped over defenders and threw from the hip for touchdowns. The TCU quarterback even slapped hands with West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen after going out of bounds on one of his nifty scrambles.
“It’s probably the most respect that you can give someone in that time and moment,” Boykin said after the fifth-ranked Horned Frogs won 40-10 on Thursday night for their 16th consecutive victory.
In their last game before the first weekly College Football Playoff rankings this season, TCU (8-0, 5-0 Big 12) made quite an impression. As did Boykin (472 total yards, four touchdowns) and Josh Doctson (11 catches, 183 yards and two touchdowns) on Heisman Trophy voters tuning into the midweek game.
“I keep telling you just appreciate Trevone Boykin and Josh Doctson,” coach Gary Patterson said. “They’re pretty special people.”
Boykin was 32 of 47 for 388 yards and three touchdowns and ran 11 times for 84 yards, with a 2-yard keeper for a score when he hurdled a defender at the goal line.
He broke TCU’s record for total offense at 12,041 yards, breaking the previous record 11,925 held by Andy Dalton, the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback who led TCU to an undefeated season and Rose Bowl victory during the 2010 season.