ATLANTA- Gary Patterson knew just what to say when asked if TCU's rout of Mississippi was a statement the Horned Frogs should have been in the four-team national playoff.
"I don't think I have to say anything," Patterson said.
The Horned Frogs said it all on the field.
No. 6 Texas Christian rode Trevone Boykin's three touchdown passes and a dominant defense to a 42-3 rout of No. 9 Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl on Wednesday.
Josh Doctson had two touchdown catches and Aaron Green ran for a score and added a touchdown reception for the Horned Frogs (12-1).
"We showed Atlanta, the crowd and everyone that we deserve to be in the playoffs competing for the national championship," said receiver Kolby Listenbee, who threw a touchdown pass and had a scoring catch.
Added Doctson: "People around the nation will be talking about us for a while now."
TCU fans also were thinking of the national championship they can't win. Late in the third quarter, when the lead was 42-0, TCU fans targeted the No. 1 seed in the playoff by chanting "We want Bama!"
Ole Miss (9-4) lost four of its past six games. Bo Wallace threw three interceptions, including one caught in the Rebels end zone by defensive end James McFarland for a touchdown.
"TCU is a very good team," Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said. "They deserved every mention they got this year to be in the hunt for one of the four. … I'm glad I'm not on that committee to pick the four. They certainly could compete with any of the four in it, there's no question in my mind."
The statistics were as lopsided as the score. TCU finished with 423 yards and allowed only 129 to Ole Miss. The Rebels were held to 9 yards rushing in the biggest margin of victory in Peach Bowl history.
TCU led 28-0 at halftime.
"The first half was like a straight punch in the mouth," Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram said.
Ole Miss ranked first in the nation with its average of only 13.8 points allowed. Turnovers and TCU's quick-strike offense were too much to overcome.
Wallace completed only 10 of 23 passes for 109 yards.
The Rebels avoided a shutout when Gary Wunderlich kicked a 27-yard field goal with 7:18 left.