Big 12 Week 4 rewind: TCU shows championship mettle on the road

TCU prevails on incredible late TD

TCU needed Aaron Green's last-minute touchdown catch off a deflection to escape with a wild 55-52 win over Texas Tech.

Taking stock of a wild Week 4 in the Big 12:

Team of the week: TCU overcame its array of injuries to survive Texas Tech in a dramatic 55-52 victory in Lubbock. The game Red Raiders didn't make it easy, but TCU made the key plays it had to down the stretch. The Horned Frogs have issues still to work through on the defensive side, but TCU flashed some championship mettle while collecting a huge Big 12 win on the road.

Disappointment of the week: According to ESPN Stats & Info, Texas had a 79 percent win probability after picking off Mason Rudolph in the fourth quarter holding a 27-24 lead. But the Longhorns did almost nothing offensively the rest of the way, then dropped a punt in the final seconds that allowed Oklahoma State to kick a game-winning field goal and escape 30-27. The penalties against Texas were a killer -- and in a couple cases, borderline inexplicable. Even so, Texas had every opportunity to pull out this win and failed to do so.

Big (offensive) man on campus: Quarterback Trevone Boykin and running back Aaron Green came through in the clutch for TCU, but wide receiver Josh Doctson was unbelievable all day. He tied a Big 12 record with 18 receptions and finished with 267 receiving yards and three touchdowns. If he doesn't get a hand on the ball on a high throw at the end, Green doesn't have an opportunity to haul in the game-winning grab off the deflection. The Big 12 is stocked with big-time wide receivers this season, but Doctson showed why he takes a back seat to no one.

Big (defensive) man on campus: West Virginia's entire defense deserves consideration here, but Mountaineers cornerback Terrell Chestnut gets the nod. In the first half of a 45-6 thumping of Maryland, Chestnut chased down Terrapins running back Brandon Ross on a 55-yard run, diving at his cleats to trip him up. As Ross tumbled, he fumbled the ball out of the end zone for a touchback. Maryland wouldn't score until the fourth quarter, when the Mountaineers held a 45-0 lead. On the series prior to the fumble, Chestnut also set up West Virginia's fifth touchdown with an interception.

Special-teams player of the week: Ben Grogan was the difference down the stretch for Oklahoma State, kicking a pair of field goals in the final two minutes to lift the Cowboys to a comeback win over Texas. His 41-yard kick to tie the game with 1:33 left was especially impressive, considering he had to convert a second time after a delay-of-game penalty. Then, after the Cowboys got the ball back on a botched Texas punt attempt, Grogan was cool again, splitting the uprights from 40 yards out with six seconds left to win the game. The Cowboys didn't have much working in the fourth quarter in Austin, but they did have a kicker who delivered in difficult moments.

Play of the week: On fourth-and-goal from the 4-yard line and TCU trailing Texas Tech 52-48, Boykin tried to slip one final pass to Doctson. The effort initially seemed futile, as Doctson was well-covered and the pass was high. Doctson, however, managed to get a hand on the ball, allowing Green to run underneath it and pull it in before falling out of bounds at the back of the end zone to give the Horned Frogs the most improbable of go-ahead scores.

Stat of the week: West Virginia finished with 37 first downs against Maryland, breaking a program record set in 1923 against Washington & Lee.

Quotable: "Thank goodness. I don't know where he came from, but thank goodness." -- TCU coach Gary Patterson on Green's game-winning grab.