There's no Boykin for Heisman talk at TCU

There's no Boykin for Heisman talk at TCU

Published Oct. 21, 2014 5:31 p.m. ET

FORT WORTH, Texas - Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury had no qualms about putting TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin in the Heisman conversation.

It's doubtful you'll hear TCU head coach Gary Patterson or Boykin talking about it anytime soon though.

"You won't see him talking here for a couple of weeks," Patterson said. "He just needs to throw passes."

Patterson wasn't happy with some of Boykin's postgame quotes following Saturday's 42-9 victory over Oklahoma State even though Boykin didn't say anything about the award. But Patterson was certainly happy with Boykin's performance as the junior threw for a career high 410 yards and had a career high 451 yards of total offense. He leads the Big 12 in total offense and is fourth nationally, accounting for 369.8 yards a game.


Kingsbury has certainly noticed and threw out the Heisman word Monday.

"If you look at what he's done, his numbers, you've got to put him up there in the Heisman talk with the top three guys," he said. "He's been phenomenal.  He's been as dominant a player as there is in the country when it comes to running the football and throwing it and really protecting it, only three interceptions, tons of skill."

While the program isn't talking Heisman, there's already a Facebook fan page as well as a Twitter account touting Boykin for the honor. The last TCU player to finish in the top 10 in Heisman voting was Andy Dalton, who was ninth following the 2010 season.  Davey O'Brien was the lone Frog to win the Heisman, claiming the honor in 1938.