Saturday, November 14, 2015

TCU forced to use three quarterbacks in win over KU


— Weakened by injuries all season, TCU finally lost its best player to one for three quarters of Saturday’s 23-17 victory over Kansas.

Trevone Boykin suffered an ankle sprain, an injury that according to Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson, happened on the first series of the game. Boykin played the rest of the first quarter, but left the game for good after getting sacked by Damani Mosby for a 4-yard loss on TCU’s last play from scrimmage of the first quarter. The Horned Frogs led, 10-3, at that point.

It was the second week in a row that Boykin’s Heisman Trophy hopes took a hit. He threw four interceptions last week in TCU’s only loss of the season, to Oklahoma State.

“I think Trevone will be back,” Patterson said. “We just couldn’t take a chance. ... He’s got to get himself healthy.”

Boykin completed 5 of 8 passes for 54 yards before giving way to 6-foot-2, 203-pound senior Bram Kohlhausen (13 of 19, 112 yards, one interception.) Patterson then went to more mobile quarterback Foster Sawyer, a 6-5, 228-pound red-shirt freshman from Fort Worth. Sawyer completed just 1 of 7 passes for 42 yards, but ran for 34 yards.

“It’s been an interesting year,” Patterson said. “The kids found a way to win. It was senior day, and you have to give KU credit. They had far less to play for, and they played hard. Outside of that, on to Oklahoma.”

Patterson did praise his team for battling through injuries.

“That’s the one thing this group has done all year: We found a way to overcome,” Patterson said. “Finally, we won one on defense. The guys did what they needed to do.”

TCU finishes its regular season, first with a game Saturday in Norman, Oklahoma vs. the Sooners, then by returning home for a Friday game vs. Baylor.

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