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Nov 15, 2014; Lawrence, KS, USA; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) throws a pass against the Kansas Jayhawks in the second half at Memorial Stadium. TCU won the game 34-30. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

10. Trevone Boykin, Quarterback, TCU Horned Frogs (9-1, 6-1 in Big 12)

Last Game: 26-of-36 (72.2%) for 330 Yards, 1 Touchdown,  1 Interception (Defeated Kansas Jayhawks 34-30)

Season: 229-of-386 (59.3%) for 3,021 Yards, 122 Carries for 548 Yards (4.5 YPC), 31 Total Touchdowns, 5 Interceptions

Trevone Boykin by the numbers alone had an incredibly efficient game on Saturday, and on paper he might have the best numbers of any quarterback this year. But he plays in a conference that doesn’t play defense.

And his numbers Saturday came against the Kansas Jayhawks. Big Whoop.

Boykin is still completing under 60 percent of his passes, and despite being a dual-threat, his numbers are massively skewed passing thanks to a 7-touchdown game. We have to take that into account along with the fact that he couldn’t hold a three-touchdown lead against Baylor earlier in the year.

We’re nitpicking here, but it was only fair to knock Boykin down a few notches after that game. He’s still a great quarterback and, with a very strong finish to the season, could jump up this race. But we can’t ignore the fact that he struggled with Kansas significantly for three quarters and needed help from special teams to get back in the game.

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