KaVontae Turpin

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Alabama, Clemson each land two on FWAA Freshman All-America Team

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Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley and defensive back Marlon Humphrey and Clemson offensive lineman Mitch Hyatt and defensive tackle Christian Wilkins will be playing a rather important game in just a number of hours, but they each received one more honor for the 2015 season. Each was named to the Freshman All-America Team on Monday by the Football Writers Association of America.

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen and Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers were among some of the more household names appearing on the Freshman All-America team from the FWAA on Monday. The FWAA also included first-year Houston head coach Tom Herman as its First Year Coach of the Year. Herman beat out finalists Jim Harbaugh of Michigan and Pat Narduzzi of Pittsburgh. The Freshman All-American team featured 10 redshirt freshmen this season and included 12 players for both offense and defense, with five more specifically for special teams.

2015 FWAA Freshman All-America Team

OFFENSE

  • QB Josh Rosen, UCLA
  • RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State
  • RB Myles Gaskin, Washington
  • RB Mike Warren, Iowa State
  • WR Penny Hart, Georgia State
  • WR Richie James, Middle Tennessee
  • WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama
  • OL William Clapp, LSU
  • OL Will Noble, Houston
  • OL Mitch Hyatt, Clemson
  • OL Max Scharping, Northern Illinois
  • OL Connor Williams, Texas

DEFENSE

  • DE Walter Brady, Missouri
  • DE Jaylon Ferguson, Louisiana Tech
  • DT Terry Beckner Jr., Missouri
  • DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson
  • LB T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin
  • LB Dre Greenlaw, Arkansas
  • LB Malik Jefferson, Texas
  • DB Marlon Humphrey, Alabama
  • DB Kareem Orr, Arizona State
  • DB Jabrill Peppers, Michigan
  • DB Andrew Wingard, Wyoming
  • DB Jordan Whitehead, Pittsburgh

SPECIAL TEAMS

HEAD COACH

  • Tom Herman, Houston

Trevon Boykin’s 4-TD 1st half helps TCU hammer Texas at half, 37-0

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Before the game TCU head coach Gary Patterson said they have beaten better teams with less. It did not take time for TCU to back that statement up, as the Horned Frogs ambushed the Longhorns for 30 points in the first quarter. TCU leads the Longhorns 37-0 at the half.

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin threw three touchdowns in the first quarter, with Josh Doctson and KaVontae Turpin combining for all four touchdown catches from Boykin by the end of the half. Turpin also added a touchdown thrown by TCU running back Shaun Nixon. Turpin’s late first-half touchdown came after Texas missed a field goal.

CU’s defense, which was torched last week by Texas Tech, has tightened up this week against Texas. Texas has 139 yards of offense after one half of play, with more than half of that coming on the last offensive possession of the half for the Longhorns. That drive ended with a missed field goal attempt, the second of the half for Texas kicker Nick Rose.

The way this one is going, TCU should be easily on its way to another win, and questions about the defense may be silenced at least for one week.