Horned Frogs Hang On for Costly Win vs Kansas

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FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 14:  Trevone Boykin #2 of the TCU Horned Frogs looks for an open receiver against the Kansas Jayhawks in the first quarter at Amon G. Carter Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

FORT WORTH, TX – NOVEMBER 14: Trevone Boykin #2 of the TCU Horned Frogs looks for an open receiver against the Kansas Jayhawks in the first quarter at Amon G. Carter Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

FORT WORTH – Following a disappointing 20 point loss to Oklahoma State last week the Horned Frogs were leapfrogged in the College Football Playoff rankings. TCU looked to bounce back against Kansas in what began as a strange week.

Star receiver Josh Doctson, who left last week`s blowout loss with a wrist injury, was first implied to be out for the season by head coach Gary Patterson in a radio interview only for Patterson to later clear up the confusion on Twitter when he posted that Doctson would indeed play against the Jayhawks.

But the injury bug bit again Saturday when once Heisman hopeful Trevone Boykin left the game against Kansas in the second quarter after an apparent ankle injury. The extent of Boykin’s injury is still unknown.

So in stepped senior Bram Kohlhausen who made only his fourth appearance of the season and it showed. Kohlhausen was benched after throwing a red-zone interception in the 3rd quarter.

He was replaced by red shirt freshman Foster Sawyer who connected with Shaun Nixon for a 42-yard touchdown early in the 4th to put the Frogs up 20-10. Sawyer was assisted by running back Aaron Green’s huge day on the ground as he racked up over 170 yards rushing.

With 3 minutes left in the 4th and TCU nursing a 6 point lead, Ty Summers ended a Kansas rally with an interception off Kansas quarterback Ryan Willis.

TCU held on to win 23-17 but it’s another week of holding their breath hoping a superstar isn’t sidelined long-term.