Wow… After being left out of the college football playoffs, the New-Generation Purple People Eaters demolished the Ole Miss Rebels at the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl. Quarterback Trevone Boykin led the Horned Frogs offensively with 252 total yards of offense and three touchdown passes while Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, Paul Dawson swarmed the Mississippi offense on every snap. Prior to the game, people had discounted TCU’s chances due to Mississippi’s nation-leading scoring defense. The Mississippi faithful were scared prior to kickoff due to the injuries of receivers Laquon Treadwell and Vincent Sanders. Evan Engram did a very disappointing job against the TCU secondary with only one catch for 11 yards. When the duo were healthy, they opened up massive holes for their running game. TCU Head Coach, Gary Patterson, looks as if he did a wonderful job preparing the Horned Frogs for this matchup with the monsters of the SEC West. As a neutral fan, it’s sad too see that Bo Wallace will end his college career on the short end of a 42-3 beatdown. As the nations leading scoring defense, allowing 42 points will not help their resume for next season.
Trevone Boykin’s development over the past year has to be praised. Versus West Virginia last year, Boykin was benched as the quarterback and moved to wide receiver. Despite getting 12 receptions against the Mountaineers, his production as a signal caller has been remarkable in 2014. If his skills continue to progress, Boykin could be lifting the Heisman Trophy next season.
TCU’s future in the College Football Playoff is very bright. According to this source, they will have 10 returning starters on the offensive side of the football, and 6 returning starters on defense. Head Coach Gary Patterson has done a fantastic job recruiting within the state of Texas. Patterson isn’t known for bringing in the top prospects into the program, but he does a fantastic job of developing who he has. A lot has to be said about the job that first-year offensive coordinator Doug Meacham has done. Meacham has improved their offensive production by about 21 points and 197 yards per game. He was a finalist this season as the top assistant coach in the FBS.
While TCU will use this game to prove a point to the College Football Committee, and many fans will be disappointed that they were not able to be part of the first College Football Playoff, they have to praise their squad for getting psyched up for this game against a formidable opponent.
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