TCU head coach Gary Patterson says quarterback Trevone Boykin will not start today’s Big 12 contest with Oklahoma. Foster Sawyer will get the start for the Horned Frogs as they look to find a way to keep their Big 12 title hopes alive.
Boykin’s status all week leading up to the game against the Sooners was in doubt all week due to the quarterback’s ankle injury taken during a win against Kansas. TCU will also be without star wide receiver Josh Doctson, who has already been ruled out for each of TCU’s final regular season games due to a wrist injury.
Sawyer filled in for the injured Boykin last week against Kansas. He completed just one of his seven pass attempts for 42 yards and a score. Sawyer also rushed eight times for 34 yards in TCU’s 23-17 win against the Jayhawks. Things should be considerably tougher tonight, as Oklahoma is surging right now and coming off a big win on the road against Baylor. The Sooners also have the Big 12’s best pass defense, allowing just 186.4 yards per game through the air and 13 touchdowns compared to 14 interceptions.
TCU visits Oklahoma at 8 p.m. ET.
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.