Josh Doctson was scheduled to see a specialist for the wrist or hand injury he suffered Saturday at Oklahoma State, and a decision on whether he will play this week could be made Friday, coach Gary Patterson said.
“He’s feeling better today,” Patterson said Tuesday and called his chances for the Kansas game “somewhere probable.”
Doctson was hurt when a player landed on his arm after a catch late in the second quarter. He left the game and did not return. After the game, he had a wrap on his left hand.
“We’ll find out probably by Friday, Friday night, how he’s feeling, what’s going on,” Patterson said. “We still had a lot of yardage with him not in there.”
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We still had a lot of yardage with him not in there.
TCU coach Gary Patterson, on missing Josh Doctson
Doctson had six catches for 64 yards when he was hurt. His touchdown streak ended at six games.
He continues to lead the nation in receiving yards with 1,315, but he slipped to second in receiving yards per game, 1.2 behind Baylor’s Corey Coleman (147.3 to 146.1).
Doctson, a senior from Mansfield Legacy, went into the Oklahoma State game with 13 touchdowns in his previous six games.
He has set single-season school records for catches (78), yards (1,315) and touchdowns (14).
He has set school records for career receiving yardage (2,773) and touchdown catches (29) and is two catches away from tying Kelly Blackwell’s career record of 181.
Patterson said he probably should not have played defensive back Nick Orr last week against Oklahoma State because he wasn’t full speed. Orr gave up the first touchdown of the game on a long pass.
“Not full speed,” Patterson said.
Also, offensive tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai, hurt in the Iowa State game, “probably shouldn’t have” played.
“There’s a lot of guys that are playing through things,” Patterson said. “It’s that time of year. It’s more than normal than we’ve had, but it is what it is.”
Patterson said he had not thought about where TCU would end up in the College Football Playoff rankings this week.
“Haven’t even looked at it,” he said. “Tonight’s when they do all that stuff, right? I’ll let all the experts tell me.”
What would he tell the experts?
Patterson started to speak, hesitated, then smiled.
“Oh, right,” he said.
Patterson said he hasn’t been talking playoffs with his team, anyway.
“My job is to find a way to win the games we play,” he said.
The Horned Frogs fell from No. 8 to No. 15 in Tuesday night’s rankings.
Boykin and Heisman
Patterson said quarterback Trevone Boykin shouldn’t be counted out of the Heisman Trophy picture, despite the four interceptions against Oklahoma State, because he still totaled more than 500 yards of offense.
“That wasn’t necessarily the game that you wanted to have,” Patterson said. “But still, he’s a good player. ... I don’t think he can be counted out. Look at the numbers. He’s been phenomenal compared to a lot of the quarterbacks that have won over the last 15 years.”
Boykin continues to lead the nation in total offense with 441.1 yards per game and is fifth in passing yards.
TCU vs. Kansas
11 a.m. Saturday, FS1