WACO, Texas (AP) — Trevone Boykin already seems to be settling into his role as TCU's starting quarterback, and has his first victory.
A week after his hurried starting debut, Boykin threw for 261 yards with four touchdowns and ran for another score in a turnover-free performance as the Horned Frogs won 49-21 at Baylor on Saturday night to end the Bears' nine-game home winning streak.
"Trevone got a chance to practice four days this week, not one," coach Gary Patterson said. "For us, that's what we do. We play action, some things worked. We didn't turn the ball over. The difference in the game was six turnovers to zero."
Boykin completed 22 of 30 passes, with all of his TD passes coming on third-down plays. He also ran 16 times for 56 yards, including a 25-yard scramble that converted a third-and-15 for TCU (5-1, 2-1 Big 12).
The redshirt freshman clearly outplayed Nick Florence, the Baylor senior who succeeded Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III and came into the game leading the nation in total offense (435 yards a game).
"All I want quarterbacks to do is manage the game. Get the ball in the hands of the guys they're supposed to," Patterson said. "He ran the ball. He did the right reads on our zone stuff. He moved the football, and I think that's a big deal."
The six turnovers by Baylor (3-2, 0-2) included four interceptions by Florence after he threw a 74-yard TD pass to Terrance Williams on the second play of the game. Florence later had a 77-yard score to Williams, and ran 5 yards for a score.
Baylor's home winning streak had included a wild season-opening 50-48 victory over the Frogs last year, months before TCU joined the Bears in the Big 12. This was the first league game between the teams only about 100 miles apart since 1995, the last year of the Southwest Conference.
"It's very humbling, very embarrassing," Baylor coach Art Briles said. "It's very uncharacteristic of our team over the last four years, actually, to turn the ball over that many times and not get any takeaways."
Boykin was working at tailback for the Horned Frogs until two-year starting quarterback Casey Pachall's arrest on suspicion of drunken driving two days before the Iowa State game. Boykin threw for 270 yards against the Cyclones, but had three interceptions in a 37-23 loss.
Pachall has since withdrawn from school and entered an inpatient treatment program.