Austin, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Trevone Boykin threw two touchdown passes and ran for another and No. 6 TCU made a statement with a 48-10 road win over Texas on Thursday.
Boykin completed 20-of-34 for 233 yards and carried the ball 12 times for 50 in TCU's sixth straight win. Aaron Green ran for 73 yards and a touchdown and Josh Doctson made seven receptions for 115 and a score.
TCU (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) will need a win next week in its regular-season finale against Iowa State and help in order to sneak into the Top 4 of college football's inaugural playoff.
Tyrone Swoopes passed for 200 yards and a touchdown but was picked off a career-worst four times, as Texas (6-6, 5-4) saw its three-game win streak come to an end.
Texas went three-and-out on the game's first possession and Cameron Echols- Luper returned Michael Davidson's punt 53 yards to the Texas 27. TCU only gained two yards on three plays and had to settle for Jaden Oberkrom's 42-yard field goal.
Sam Carter intercepted Swoopes later in the first, leading to a 29-yarder from Oberkrom.
The Longhorns finally sustained a drive late in the first, picking up three first downs to get to the TCU 39. But Jonathan Gray was tackled for a loss of 10 yards on first down and Swoopes fumbled on second down. Davion Pierson got to Swoopes and jarred the ball loose, and Terrell Lathan scooped it up and ran 40 yards untouched to the end zone.
"All we heard was their defense vs. our offense," said TCU head coach Gary Patterson. "Our defense took that as a challenge."
Nick Rose hit from 47 yards at 7:56 of the second to put Texas on the board, but TCU's offense came alive and found the end zone late in the half to send the Horned Frogs into halftime with a 20-3 lead.
Doctson's 38-yard reception highlighted the scoring drive, and David Porter hauled in a TD grab from four yards out on 3rd-and-goal.
"For two and a half quarters, it was a tight ball game," Patterson said.
Neither team scored in the third, but Doctson won a jump ball in the left side of the end zone on the first play of the fourth. His 22-yard touchdown made it 27-3.
Texas responded less than a minute later, when Armant Foreman caught a short pass from Swoopes and ran 73 yards down the left sideline for the lone Longhorns touchdown.
TCU scored 21 unanswered points from there, with Boykin and Green both running for touchdowns and Josh Carraway intercepting Swoopes and taking it back.
TCU has at least 10 wins for the fifth time in the last seven seasons ... TCU has 13 straight games with at least one interception and one sack ... TCU is 92-3 under Patterson when holding opponents to 17 points or less ... Swoopes had only been intercepted three times over his last six games ... Texas went 5-for-18 on third down ... The Longhorns were only penalized three times for 17 yards.