TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin played in front of a big admirer on Thursday night. And that admirer was on the West Virginia sidelines.
After the Horned Frogs beat West Virginia 40-10, Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen called Boykin the best player in college football. And he also high-fived Boykin at one point during the game after the QB made a nice scramble that just carved up the West Virginia defense.
So we don't spoil the ending for you right away, here's the scramble that led to the high five.
And here's the high five.
"I could have yelled at our guys, but what was that going to do," Holgorsen said of the play. "We've competed hard against each other for four years and he made one of the best plays I've seen in a while. He was right there and I didn't know what the hell else to do."
Boykin was 32-of-47 passing for 388 yards and three touchdowns. He was also TCU's leading rusher with 11 carries for 84 yards and a score. His performance led Holgorsen to say the in his opening statements after the game.
"With all due respect to Corey Coleman two weeks ago, Trevone Boykin is the best player in college football," Holgorsen said."You can’t tackle him. He’s a phenomenal football player and I’m glad we’ll never have to see him again."
West Virginia played Baylor two weeks ago. Coleman leads college football with 18 receiving touchdowns. If he continues his pace with new quarterback Jarrett Stidham – Seth Russell is out for the season after suffering a neck injury against Iowa State – he'll be a Heisman finalist. But he'll likely be one with Boykin, who is probably LSU RB Leonard Fournette's top competition for the award.
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