Horned Frogs demolish Cyclones with CFP bid

TCU ran away with the game in the third quarter. Photo Courtesy: Dominic Ceraldi
TCU ran away with the game in the third quarter. Photo Courtesy: Dominic Ceraldi

By Darryl Briggs

Ft. Worth, Texas – TCU won their final regular season game of the year 55-3 over the Iowa State Cyclones to grab a share of the Big XII championship and stake a claim that they should be in the college football playoff.

The Horned Frog offense amassed a total of 722 yards in their victory with a huge amount of that coming off the performance of Jr. Quarterback Trevone Boykin. Trevone completed 30 of his 41 passes for a career high 460 yards. Four of his passes were for touchdowns. He rushed for another 46 yards, and also caught a 55 yard flea flicker pass for another touchdown.

At halftime, TCU was only up 17-3. But an explosive 31 point third quarter put the game on ice for the Horned Frogs. It took just 1:06 in the third quarter for Trevone to throw a 54-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Green to start the third quarter rout.  After an Iowa State punt, TCU drove 53 yards and added a 33-yard field goal. Iowa State started their drive and went five plays before Iowa State QB Sam Richardson threw an interception to Frog Derrick Kendred who returned the interception 44-yards for another Frog touchdown and make the score 34 -3. Iowa State turned the ball over on downs on the next drive and TCU then scored their third touchdown of the quarter, a 18 yard Trevone pass to Jr. receiver Josh Doctson. Iowa State went three and out on their next possession and a short 20-yard punt gave TCU the ball on the ISU 45. It took just one play for Trevone to connect with Deante Gray for a 45-yard pass and the Frog’s fourth touchdown of the quarter and a 48-3 lead.

The Frogs scored on their first drive of the fourth quarter to make the score 55-3. They then pulled QB Trevone Boykin and coasted the rest of the quarter to end the game. The game was played before 45,242 fans.