TCU still has a shot to win the Big 12 even after losing to Oklahoma State recently, but this weekend’s matchup with the Oklahoma Sooners will not be an easy one. It may be even more difficult as two key members of the offense, quarterback Trevone Boykin and wide receiver Josh Doctson are questionable for this weekend’s Big 12 clash.
“I don’t know yet,” TCU head coach Gary Patterson said Monday when asked about the status for Boykin. “He and Josh Doctson possibly questionable. Will know more tomorrow.”
Boykin left Saturday’s game against Kansas with an ankle injury. Foster Sawyer stepped in to fill in for the injured Boykin as TCU avoided a big upset at home against Kansas. He will be expected to continue to lead the offense if Boykin is unavailable this week. Doctson injured his wrist the previous week against Oklahoma State.
TCU upset then-No. 4 Oklahoma last season in early October, which helped spark the national championship pursuit by the Horned Frogs. It was a bit of a landmark win for the program and proof TCU was ready to start making a run in its new conference home of the Big 12 after a bit of a transition from the Mountain West Conference. Boykin passed for 318 yards and two touchdowns in the win, and Doctson was on the receiving end of 76 of those yards. Oklahoma is coming off a big win in Waco against Baylor, putting the Sooners back in the mix for the Big 12 title, and perhaps a spot in the playoff. A win against TCU would keep that a possibility.