TCU received a significant scare when wide receiver Josh Doctson went down with a wrist injury last weekend. This weekend, the Horned Frogs have sustained a really significant scare.
Sacked late in the first quarter of the game against Kansas, star quarterback Trevone Boykin sustained an injury to his left ankle. Boykin walked gingerly to the locker room for further examination and, while he returned to the sidelines in uniform, he did not return to the game for the remainder of the first half.
His status moving forward is questionable — head coach Gary Patterson said he’s likely out for the rest of the game — as is, it appears, TCU’s chance of bouncing back from its first loss of the season as they are tied with winless Kansas 10-all after two quarters of play. The same Jayhawk team that has lost 12 straight… and 37 straight away from Lawrence… and 30 straight Big 12 road games.
The high-scoring Horned Frog’s only touchdown? A Kavontae Turpin 49-yard punt return. The Jayhawks came into the game last in the country in points allowed at 48.4 per game.
KU is actually outgaining TCU 222-211, too, with a 135-105 edge in passing yards. Before the injury, Boykin completed five of eight passes for 54 yards. Taking over for Boykin in the first quarter, senior Bram Kohlhausen completed 5-of-9 passes for 51 yards.
With a wrist that’s heavily taped, Doctson has yet to catch a pass.
UPDATED 2:03 p.m. ET: And, just as soon as I hit “publish” on the original post, Patterson confirmed that Boykin will not return in the second half. There’s no word yet on the quarterback’s status beyond this weekend.
UPDATED 4:03 p.m. ET: TCU was able to grab a second-half lead and hang on for a 23-17 win over Kansas.