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Alamo Bowl matchup changes with Boykin suspension

Jan 2, 2016; San Antonio, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Bram Kohlhausen (6) throws under defensive pressure by Oregon Ducks linebacker Torrodney Prevot (86) in the 2016 Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome.

When Boykin missed the Oklahoma game with an injury, both Kohlhausen and freshman Foster Sawyer were given a chance to step into the spotlight Sawyer started the game and was 7-for-8 passing for 103 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter before the Sooners surged ahead 30-13.

TCU didn’t actually score a touchdown in the game until there was 4:18 left in the third quarter, and it scored its second a few minutes later thanks to some luck, as the Ducks fumbled the ensuing kickoff.

OR (9-3), with top-rated FBS passer Adams and standout running back Royce Freeman, went from a slight underdog to a touchdown favorite after Boykin was suspended within hours after his arrest outside a bar near San Antonio’s famed River Walk around 2 a.m. Thursday.

OR took the big lead early behind quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., but he was knocked out of the game late in the second quarter after taking a hard hit to the head.

Boykin passed for 3,575 yards and 31 touchdowns and ran for 612 yards and 10 touchdowns this season.

An Oregon official said there would be no immediate update on Adams’ condition. Redshirt senior quarterback Bram Kohlhausen led the Horned Frogs on three straight scoring drives in the third quarter. A Ducks offense that’d been humming (7.2 yards per play) in the first half struggled to find ground behind Lockie.

TCU would hold OR on their next possession. “With our backs against the wall, me personally, I love when people count us out, when they count us out personally”.

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Running back Aaron Green had a 2-yard touchdown run with 3:32 left in the game and TCU added a two-point conversion to get within 31-28.

And that TCU offense will have to be ready to roll without Boykin, having gained momentum in a big win over Baylor last time out. He was an integral part of TCU’s past two seasons, and he finished like a champion.

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is arrested in San Antonio and charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest after fighting at a bar and striking a bicycle patrol officer ahead of Saturday’s Alamo Bowl. Freeman has 10 games over 100 yards this season and he has hit at least 143 yards in seven games this season, including three of his last four outings.

Through the injuries, the quitters, the guys who fell into trouble, TCU never backed down, never gave up, and they were rewarded with an 11-win season.

TCU is used to slow offensive starts in bowl games under Patterson.

Helfrich, revisiting his comments from the day before, shouldered responsibility for the Ducks’ second-half collapse against TCU. We’ll have to play a great game on defense, and that’s our goal. As overtime began OR won the toss and opted for Defense first.

OR players insisted they didn’t think the game was over.

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