TCU is not spending money to promote quarterback Trevone Boykin's candidacy for the Heisman Trophy. Boykin has thrown for 2,691 yards with 23 touchdowns and just four interceptions, while rushing for 546 yards and seven scores to lead TCU to an 8-1 record.
Boykin has thrown for 2,691 yards with 23 touchdowns and just four interceptions, while rushing for 546 yards and seven scores to lead TCU to an 8-1 record.
After the team's convincing 41-20 win over Kansas State last weekend, Boykin was asked about the Heisman and he noted that he's aware of the talk, but he is focused on winning games.
"I'm aware of it. I see the shirts. I see things around and people talk to me all the time about it," Boykin said after TCU's 41-20 win against Kansas State on Saturday in Fort Worth. "It's an individual award and I'm blessed and honored to be mentioned with those guys. The only thing I want is for the best for the team."
Engel reports the school's approach to Boykin's Heisman chances differs from its approach the last time it had a legitimate candidate. When running back LaDainian Tomlinson was in contention in 2000, the school spent $100,000 to promote him.
On Tuesday night, Boykin and the Horned Frogs moved up to No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings, a spot that would qualify them to play in a national semifinal in January.
The Horned Frogs play at Kansas on Saturday at 3 p.m.