Dana Holgorsen is not a hater, so he knows when he’s witnessed something nasty on the field.

TCU Heisman candidate Trevone Boykin was electric in the Horned Frogs' 40-10 victory over West Virginia in front of the home crowd. Boykin completed 32-of-47 passes for 388 yards, ran for 84 yards and totaled four touchdowns against the Mountaineer defense.

Boykin was so electric on one particular run—making four different Mountaineer defenders look stupid—that the West Virginia coach had to show respect, giving Boykin a high-five.

“He was literally standing right there, and he just started smiling,” Boykin said with a laugh. “I just put my hand up to give him a high-five, and he gave me one.

“It was kind of unreal.”

Holgorsen offered his version of the events.

“He made one of the best plays I’d seen in a while. He was right there, so I didn’t know what the hell else to do,” the coach said. “I would’ve started yelling at our guys, but what good is that going to do?”

Holgorsen added that the high-five stemmed from how much he has admired Boykin on and off the field over his entire career.

“He’s a great kid,” Holgorsen said. “We’ve competed hard against each other for four years.”

Holgorsen later deemed Boykin the best player in the country.


By Glenn Erby

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