SAN ANTONIO — TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested early Thursday and charged with felony assault of a police officer after fans at a bar were allegedly heckling the one-time Heisman Trophy contender. He was swiftly suspended for the Alamo Bowl in an abrupt and inglorious end to a brilliant college career.

Boykin was arrested shortly before 2 a.m. outside a bar near San Antonio’s famous downtown River Walk. Police said an altercation inside spilled into the street, and ended when Boykin took a swing and made contact with a police officer on bike patrol. Police Chief William McManus said it wasn’t clear whether Boykin was swinging at the officer or someone else.

The skirmish was set off by Boykin, 22, being heckled in the bar about the upcoming game, McManus said.

McManus said the officer allegedly struck by Boykin was treated for a swollen face and bruised but was otherwise OK.

Boykin finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting as a junior in 2014 and went into this season considered one of the front-runners for the award.

CALIFORNIA: Quarterback Jared Goff is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft.

His decision was expected and came two days after he capped his stellar career with six touchdown passes in a bowl victory against Air Force.

MEMPHIS: Quarterback Paxton Lynch is bypassing his senior year to enter the NFL draft.

The redshirt junior concluded his college career Wednesday with a 31-10 loss to Auburn in the Birmingham Bowl. The 6-foot-7, 245-pound quarterback was held without a touchdown, a big drop from the seven TDs he threw in the first half of the Tigers’ regular-season finale over SMU.


(14) HOUSTON 38, (9) FLORIDA STATE 24: Greg Ward Jr. showed off his dual-threat talents on a national stage, running for two touchdowns and throwing for another, leading Houston to a win at Atlanta.

Ward, the nation’s only player to run and throw for 1,000 yards this season, threw for 238 yards and ran for 67 yards as Houston (13-1) scored the most points allowed by Florida State this season.

The Seminoles (10-3), who trailed 21-3 at halftime, tried to rally with two fourth-quarter touchdown passes by Sean Maguire, but it wasn’t enough to overcome five turnovers.

Maguire, who was carted off with a leg injury late in the first quarter, returned but threw four interceptions. Houston safety Trevon Stewart and cornerback William Jackson III each had two interceptions.