After directing a record-breaking offensive display on Saturday, TCU’s Trevone Boykin has been named the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week for week nine of the college football season, the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced.
Boykin threw a school-record seven touchdown passes to help the Horned Frogs to an all-time TCU best 82-point performance Saturday against Texas Tech. Boykin was 22 of 39 for a career-high 433 yards, the third most yards in school annals. It marked the second straight week that Boykin eclipsed the 400-yard passing mark.
The junior added 28 rushing yards on seven carries to total 461 yards of offense. Twice previously, Boykin was an honorable mention Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week choice (Oct. 7 and Oct. 21).
For the season, Boykin ranks third in the nation in total offense at 382.9 yards per game while guiding the country’s highest scoring team (50.4 points per game). In addition, he is listed ninth in touchdown passes (21), ninth in points responsible for (144) and 13th in passing yards (2,306).
It was the third straight week and fourth time this season that a Big 12 Conference quarterback earned the weekly honor from the Davey O’Brien Foundation. West Virginia’s Clint Trickett (Sept. 16 and Oct. 21) and Bryce Petty (Oct. 14) were selected earlier this fall.
All 128 FBS quarterbacks are eligible for the weekly honor, which is determined by a subset of the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee. The 16 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award will be named on Monday, Nov. 3. The semifinalists are chosen based on ballots submitted by the selection committee combined with the VoteOBrien.org fan vote, which accounts for five percent of the voting.
Week 9 Honorable Mention:
J.T. Barrett (Ohio State) – Had 2 rushing TDs in overtime; 1 TD pass to defeat Penn State in double OT
Marcus Mariota (Oregon) – 18 of 30 for 326 yards & 5 TDs, while becoming school’s all-time leading passer
Nick Marshall (Auburn) – 4 total TDs (3 rush); 89 rush yards & 139 pass yards in win over South Carolina
Dak Prescott (Mississippi State) – Rushed for 88 yards & 2 TDs and passed for 216 yards & 1 TD vs. Kentucky
Keenan Reynolds (Navy) – 29 carries for career-high 251 yards; Scored 3 TDs to become school’s all-time leader (52)
Anu Solomon (Arizona) – 26-for-38 for 294 yards & 5 TDs in 59-37 victory over Washington State
Patrick Towles (Kentucky) – 4 TDs (2 rush) and 466 total yards (76 rush) vs. No. 1 Mississippi State
Travis Wilson (Utah) – TD pass with 8 seconds left to defeat No. 20 USC, 24-21; 18 of 32 for 194 yards
2014 Week-by-Week Winners:
Sept. 9 – Marcus Mariota (Oregon)
Sept. 16 – Shane Carden (East Carolina) & Clint Trickett (West Virginia)
Sept. 23 – Dak Prescott (Mississippi State)
Sept. 30 – Deshaun Watson (Clemson)
Oct. 7 – Dak Prescott (Mississippi State)
Oct. 14 – Bryce Petty (Baylor)
Oct. 21 – Everett Golson (Notre Dame) & Clint Trickett (West Virginia)
Oct. 28 – Trevone Boykin (TCU)