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Taking care of business: No. 4 TCU beats Iowa State 55-3 to earn share of Big 12 title

  • TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson (9) breaks a tackle by Iowa State defensive back Nigel Tribune (34) during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Amon G. Carter Stadium, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

    TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson (9) breaks a tackle by Iowa State defensive back Nigel Tribune (34) during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Amon G. Carter Stadium, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iowa State defensive back Kamari Cotton-Moya (5) tackles TCU wide receiver Deante' Gray (20) during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Amon G. Carter Stadium, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

    Iowa State defensive back Kamari Cotton-Moya (5) tackles TCU wide receiver Deante' Gray (20) during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Amon G. Carter Stadium, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)  (The Associated Press)

  • TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee (7) is unable to catch a pass as Iowa State defensive back Kenneth Lynn (8) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Amon G. Carter Stadium, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

    TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee (7) is unable to catch a pass as Iowa State defensive back Kenneth Lynn (8) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Amon G. Carter Stadium, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)  (The Associated Press)

Trevone Boykin passed for a career-high 460 yards and caught a touchdown pass as No. 4 TCU earned at least a share of the Big 12 championship and did nothing to hurt its case to be included in the College Football Playoff with a 55-3 victory against lowly Iowa State on Saturday.

The Horned Frogs (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) came into championship weekend ranked third in the selection committee's rankings. TCU was the only playoff contender not playing a ranked team this weekend.

There wasn't much the Frogs could do help themselves against the Cyclones (2-10, 0-9), but they avoided the type of clunker that could have caused the committee to downgrade them.

Iowa State finished winless in the Big 12 for the first time since 2008, and the first time under sixth-year coach Paul Rhoads.