FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin didn't have to look far to find a receiver for the touchdown that put the Horned Frogs ahead to stay Saturday against Kansas.
On the first play from scrimmage in the second half, David Porter was just a few yards downfield when Boykin threw to him. Porter squeezed between two defenders, the Jayhawks ran into each other and Porter was free for a tie-breaking 75-yard touchdown.
TCU (3-3, 1-2 Big 12) went on to win 27-17 for its first-ever home victory in the Big 12. The Frogs joined the conference last year.
Kansas (2-3, 0-2) took its 23rd consecutive Big 12 loss dating back to 2010.
Boykin is close to Porter in other ways.
"I guess you could say (the chemistry) is pretty good since he is my roommate," the quarterback said.
"It motivates us when we have guys who can step up and make big plays. DP hasn't played much, but he came in and made some big plays that boosted our confidence."
Porter has no career starts in three years, but he had career highs of four catches and 118 yards against Kansas. The touchdown, which broke a 10-10 tie, was the third of his career, and his first since 2011.
Boykin carried 12 times for 71 yards and a touchdown, and completed 14 of 22 passes for 173 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.
He was able to shake off the interceptions.
"You have to have a short memory and get over (turnovers) quickly, especially before the next play or the next drive.
"It was just the first play, and we were over it, so we just needed to get past it."
The Horned Frogs did a lot of getting past turnovers Saturday, when they also fumbled the ball away three times. Both interceptions and a third-quarter muffed punt resulted directly in all of Kansas' scores.
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