TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin appears to have left whatever version of himself that was last week behind in Morgantown, as the surprise Heisman candidate has made plays with his arm and feet to push his sixth-ranked Horned Frogs to a 17-7 halftime lead over No. 7 Kansas State.
Boykin opened the scoring nine minutes into the game with a tw0-yard option keeper, and then put TCU on top 14-0 five minutes later with a 10-yard touchdown pass to David Porter.
Kansas State responded immediately as Jake Waters hit Tyler Lockett for a 70-yard catch-and-run to pull the Wildcats within 14-7 to close the first quarter.
Boykin then moved TCU in position for a 26-yard Jaden Oberkrom field goal with 50 ticks remaining before the half for the only points of the second quarter.
Overall, Boykin has completed 16-of-22 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown while leading all rushers with 11 carries for 56 yards and another score.
Waters has completed 7-of-16 passes for 123 yards, meaning he’s 6-of-15 for 53 yards outside the bomb to Lockett. Kansas State has accumulated only 10 rushing yards on nine attempts.
TCU will receive the ball to open the second half.