DALLAS (FWAA) – TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin threw for career highs in yards and completions, including the winning touchdown pass with 23 seconds remaining, to lead the Horned Frogs to a thrilling 55-52 win at Texas Tech. Boykin’s 527 yards of total offense that included 42 on the ground earned him the AutoNation FWAA Offensive Player of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Sept. 26.
The senior from Dallas passed for 485 yards, the second-best total for any player in TCU’s 119-year history. He completed 34-of-54 passes, and his four touchdowns extended his FBS-best streak to 19 straight games with a touchdown pass. Boykin’s 69 career touchdown passes are now only two shy of Andy Dalton’s school-record 71 from 2007-10.
It was Boykin’s final pass of the day that will long be remembered as receiver Josh Doctson deflected the ball to a diving Aaron Green in the back of the end zone, allowing TCU to stave off Texas Tech’s upset bid. Doctson had caught 18 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns before providing one final assist. Just a year ago, TCU throttled Tech, 82-27.
Boykin leads all active players nationally in total offense, and went over the 10,000-yard mark for his career with 10,250. It was the second straight game for Boykin to top 400 yards of total offense and the fifth time he’s surpassed that in his career.
The FWAA National Offensive Player of the Week and National Team of the Week, both sponsored by AutoNation for the first time this year, have been determined collectively by a group of FWAA officers and the FWAA All-America Committee for several years. The AutoNation FWAA Offensive Player of the Week has been added this season. Nominations are taken from game performance all over the country each week and then those nominations are reviewed by the FWAA, which determines the actual recipients.
2015 AutoNation FWAA Offensive Players of the Week
• Week of Sept. 5: Derrick Henry, Alabama
• Week of Sept. 12: Dalvin Cook, Florida State
• Week of Sept. 19: Leonard Fournette, LSU
• Week of Sept. 26: Trevone Boykin, TCU