College Football Top Performers Week 11: Five Quarterbacks, Three Defenders

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Nov 8, 2014; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) throws a pass in the first quarter against the Kansas State Wildcats at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Trevone Boykin, Quarterback, TCU Horned Frogs (Defeated Kansas State Wildcats 41-20)

23 of 34 for 219 Yards and 1 Touchdown; 17 Carries for 123 Yards and 3 Touchdowns

Well that was impressive. Seriously, it was. We had picked Kansas State to win because of how good this team had been looking and how well-coached they are. And in many ways, they had outplayed TCU. There’s only one thing TCU had: Trevone Boykin.

Boykin proved just how much of a Heisman candidate he deserves to be after such a blowout over a team we considered the best in the Big 12. With 343 total yards and 4 total touchdowns, he deserves as much credit as and maybe more credit than Marcus Mariota for his performance.

This was a crucial Big 12 game to determine who will likely be eliminated from the championship race, and that has happened to Kansas State. For Boykin to show up the way he did in such a crucial game, he has earned every bit of recognition that he has gotten and should probably receive more.

But we are not going to ignore him, as he firmly belongs in the Heisman trophy race just the way TCU belongs in the national championship race.

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