Tasked with helping Texas slow a talented Texas Tech receiving corps, Longhorns cornerback Kris Boyd was nothing short of remarkable against the Red Raiders.
Although the Longhorns lost, 27-23, Boyd proved to be a lockdown option on the outside. Along with recording 6 tackles — 5 of which were solo efforts — Boyd defended 5 passes and notched his second interception of the season, returning a McLane Carter pick 44 yards to the Red Raiders 9-yard line.
The following play, Texas regained the lead with a Daniel Young touchdown scamper.
As a result of his game changing contributions, Boyd was named to the Pro Football Focus Big 12 Team of the Week, and more notably, his 98.6 rating headlines both, the defense and offensive units.
PFF Week 13 – Big 12 Team of the Week – Defense pic.twitter.com/wrgIEvT5Sk
— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) November 28, 2017
Boyd, who is reportedly considering a jump to the NFL after three seasons in Austin, concluded the regular season ranked fifth on the team with 51 tackles. And although he’s intercepted just 2 passes throughout the 2017 campaign, Boyd’s 14 passes defended nearly matches the collective efforts of safety DeShon Elliott (9) and cornerback Holton Hill (6).
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