A week after giving up 61 points in a heartbreaking loss to the Baylor Bears, TCU’s defense bounced back to produce their best performance yet in conference play. The Frogs harassed Oklahoma State quarterback Daxx Garman by sacking him twice, picking him off twice, and holding him to 132 yards on 10-of-25 passing. The result was a Cowboys’ offense that could only muster three field goals.
TCU head coach Gary Patterson was pleased with the effort his team displayed.
“I’m proud of the way they bounced back. I told them last week I was the one that lost the game,” TCU head coach Gary Patterson said about his team.
The Horned Frogs scored on a 34-yard run by B.J. Catalon at the 9:23 mark of the first quarter. Less than two minutes later, quarterback Trevone Boykin hit wide receiver Josh Doctson for a 77-yard score, which marked the third time in as many games the Horned Frogs held a 14-0 lead over a conference opponent.
Boykin guided TCU to 676 yards of total offense, chipping in with 410 passing yards and rushed for 41 more. He accounted for three touchdowns through the air, with two of them going to Doctson, who had 225 yards on seven receptions.
“My role is to get the jump balls,” Doctson said. “Trey (Boykin) likes throwing it up like that, even in double coverage. I just try to go up and make a play- it’s just using basketball skills translating on the field.”
A week after struggling to beat Kansas, in Lawrence, many OSU fans wondered if their team was just looking ahead or if there truly were serious problems on both sides of the ball. Falling victim to TCU’s most lopsided win in conference play may have provided the answers to those questions.
“We just got our butts kicked. There’s really not anything else I can say,” Oklahoma head coach Mike Gundy said afterwards.
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