Boykin accounts for 6 TDs, No. 3 TCU holds on 56-37 vs. SMU

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Trevone Boykin threw for 454 yards and five touchdowns and added a highlight scoring run when he ducked out of a sack as third-ranked TCU held on for a 56-37 victory over SMU on Saturday night.

The Horned Frogs (3-0) won their 11th consecutive game, a winning streak second only to the 16 in a row by top-ranked defending national champion Ohio State.

TCU was up 42-17 when Boykin threw a 31-yard TD pass to Kolby Listenbee on the first series after halftime. But SMU, with its own dual-threat quarterback in Matt Davis, scored the next 20 points before Boykin’s 42-yard scoring strike to Josh Doctson with 6:32 left.

Boykin, who finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting last year, completed 21 of 30 passes. His only interception did help the late surge by SMU (1-2), but the senior quarterback made another big throw to Doctson to make sure the Frogs avoided being upset in the Battle for the Iron Skillet.

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Doctson had five catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns. Aaron Green ran 21 times for 164 yards with two scores, including a 1-yarder in the final minute.

Davis, who began his college career as a freshman at Texas A&M and never played over Johnny Manziel, was 17-of-31 passing for 330 yards with a touchdown, and ran 17 times for 62 yards and two scores.

Both of Davis’ TD runs came in a 79-second span of the third quarter. He scored on a 4-yarder and added a 1-yard plunge three plays after Horace Richardson intercepted Boykin’s pass.

SMU, playing its first road game for new coach Chad Morris, was within 42-34 when Chad Hedlund kicked a 21-yard field goal on the final play of the third quarter.

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After Green was stopped on fourth-and-1 at the TCU 23 on the ensuing possession, Davis scrambled 19 yards and then threw a 42-yard pass to freshman Cortland Sutton, who made a tremendous catch at the 15 between two defenders called for pass interference. The Mustangs then lost yards on three plays in a row before Hedlund made a 32-yard field goal.

The Mustangs opened the season at home with a 56-21 to fifth-ranked Baylor, which last year shared the Big 12 title with TCU. They beat North Texas.

TCU was up 28-10 just before halftime when Boykin had his highlight run, after he was back to pass and suddenly had a defender coming at him. Boykin pulled the ball down, turned his body and ducked while linebacker Nick Horton swiped over his head, then spun back around and took off for a 20-yard touchdown.

When SMU freshman Xavier Jones scored on a 2-yard run just more than 3 minutes into the game, TCU trailed for the first time this season. After freshman KaVontae Turpin turned a short pass into a tying 61-yard TD, Hedlund’s 22-yard field goal put the Mustangs ahead again before the Frogs went ahead to stay on Green’s 1-yard score.

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