Trevone Boykin and Josh Doctson hold new records after TCU’s 50-7 blowout win over the University of Texas in Amon G. Carter Stadium on Saturday.
Boykin broke Andy Dalton’s previous touchdown pass record of 71 when he connected with KaVontae Turpin in the first quarter.
“I didn’t even think about it, just because the way the game was going,” Boykin said. “To be in the same category as Andy, who’s doing good with the Bengals, is really just a blessing and honor in itself.”
Doctson set a new career touchdown catches record with his second touchdown in the first quarter on a trick play when running back Shaun Nixon threw a 29-yard pass to the wide receiver. Josh Boyce previously held the record.
“It was special because [Boyce] was there, and I saw him on the sideline,” Doctson said. “I kept the ball.”
Boykin said at this point Doctson is currently the best receiver in college football.
Turpin scored four touchdowns on five catches Saturday, totaling 138 yards. The 5-foot-9 true freshman averaged 23 yards a reception.
“[Turpin] does what he normally does,” Boykin said. “He’s been like this since he stepped on campus. Stuff that y’all see – it’s great to see it in game time, but we see it Monday through Friday.”
Head coach Gary Patterson said they didn’t know what they were recruiting when they recruited Turpin.
“I wasn’t too happy with Turpin a couple times on those punts,” Patterson said. “But it’s hard to be mad at him when he runs back there with that big smile.”
TCU scored 30 points in the first quarter with a safety and two touchdowns each from Turpin and Doctson.
The Frogs played with four true freshmen at wide receiver to end the third quarter. One of them was recruited to play safety.
TCU receivers combined for 376 yards Saturday, and that was without Kolby Listenbee.
Horned Frog defense held Texas to 313 yards Saturday and sacked starting quarterback Jerrod Heard three times.
Underclassmen Montrel Wilson and Travin Howard led the TCU’s defense, each with more than 10 tackles.
Mike Tuaua and Davion Pierson returned to a previously thin defense after missing games due to a suspension and injury, respectively.
Bram Kohlhausen replaced Boykin at quarterback a few seconds into the fourth quarter.
The Longhorns’ special teams crew struggled throughout the game with two missed field goals and a missed punt snap leading to a safety for TCU.
Texas scored with five minutes left in the game to end the shutout. Backup quarterback Tyrone Swoopes made a 21-yard pass to Joe Lorenzo for the game’s final touchdown.
“I’m not trying to be a playoff team yet,” Patterson said. “I’m just trying to win the next ballgame.”
A total of 48,694 fans in attendance at Amon G. Carter Stadium for Saturday’s game was the 2nd largest crowd in stadium history.
TCU’s 50 points are the most it has scored against Texas in the history of series, breaking the mark of 48 from last year.
The Frogs will meet Kansas State on the road next Saturday in Manhattan, Kansas.
Sarah Breuner contributed to this story.