Boykin Named Manning Award Finalist
Dec. 2, 2015
The winner will be announced after the bowls in January and will be honored at a ceremony in New Orleans. The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in recognition of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that takes the candidates’ bowl performances into consideration in its balloting.
Boykin, 22-2 as a starting quarterback the last two seasons, ranks third in the nation in total offense at 380.6 yards per game. He has completed 64.9 percent of his passes for 3,575 yards with 31 touchdowns. He is also TCU's second-leading rusher with 612 yards on a 5.0 per carry mark with nine scores.
In the red zone this season, Boykin has 17 touchdown passes, no interceptions and eight rushing touchdowns.
Boykin has been involved in five games when the score was in single digits in the fourth quarter and is 22-of-32 (68.8 percent) for 270 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.
In the regular-season finale, playing at 75 percent healthy, Boykin led TCU to a 28-21 double-overtime win over Baylor in a driving rainstorm. He ran for a touchdown in the first overtime and threw a game-winning TD pass in the second OT. He also led the Horned Frogs to game-winning drives on their final possession in road wins at Texas Tech and Kansas State.
Since 2009, only four times has a quarterback averaged over 300 yards per game passing and 50 rushing. Boykin has done it twice (2014, 2015). The others to accomplish the feat were Heisman Trophy winners Robert Griffin III and Johnny Manziel.
Boykin's streak of seven consecutive games with at least 300 yards passing and 40 yards rushing earlier this season was the longest in the nation over the last 20 years.
Since 1996, Boykin leads all players nationally with six career games of 400 yards passing and 40 yards rushing. No one else has more than four. Boykin accomplished the feat four times in the last eight games.
Boykin is one of just eight quarterbacks in FBS history with at least 10,000 yards passing and 1,500 yards rushing. He has broken Andy Dalton's TCU career records for touchdown passes (86), passing yards (10,728), completions (830), total offense (12,777) and touchdowns responsible for (114).
Boykin, a 2014 Manning Award finalist, will receive his TCU degree Dec. 19.
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