2012 Preview: Pachall Looks to Build on Success

Casey Pachall threw for 473 yards and five touchdowns in a 36-35 win at Boise State last season.

Casey Pachall threw for 473 yards and five touchdowns in a 36-35 win at Boise State last season.

Aug. 25, 2012


FORT WORTH, Texas -- GoFrogs.com continues its preview of the 2012 TCU football team with a look at the quarterbacks.

In his first year as a starter in 2011, Casey Pachall (6-5, 226, Jr.) broke Andy Dalton's TCU single-season records for completions (228), completion percentage (66.5) and yards passing (2,921). Pachall's 25 touchdown passes ranked second in Horned Frog history behind only Dalton (27, 2010).

Pachall, who appears on watch lists for the Davey O'Brien Award and Maxwell Award, finished 12th in the nation in passing efficiency (158.0) last season and third among non-seniors or juniors.

The Brownwood, Texas, native was named the Walter Camp National Player of the Week when he threw for a career-high 473 yards and five touchdowns in leading TCU to a 36-35 win at Boise State.

Pachall rallied TCU from fourth-quarter deficits four times last season, including twice when the Horned Frogs trailed by at least 17 points.

Trevone Boykin (6-2, 215, RFr.), redshirted last season, emerged in fall camp as the No. 2 quarterback. Boykin gained valuable experience a year ago when he was part of TCU's travel squad as the emergency No. 3 signal caller.

Boykin was ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 5 dual-threat quarterback in Texas and No. 24 in the nation coming out of West Mesquite High School. Listed in the Texas Top 100, he rushed for 1,799 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior while completing 60.7 percent (198-of-326) of his passes for 2,930 yards and 28 touchdowns.

Matt Brown (6-1, 189, So.), who served in a back-up role last season, has seen action at wide receiver in fall practices. He tied for second on TCU in 2011 with six rushing touchdowns on just 24 carries.

Four-star signee Tyler Matthews (6-3, 215, Fr.) enrolled early and took part in spring practice. Ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 6 pro-style quarterback in the nation and the No. 1 overall recruit in the state of Kansas, Matthews passed for 6,541 yards and 62 touchdowns with just eight interceptions in his high school career.

BY THE NUMBERS:

.904 - Career winning percentage (19-2) by Jeff Ballard (2003-06), making him TCU's all-time leader among starting quarterbacks

1 - Former Horned Frog quarterbacks (Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals) named to the Pro Bowl as rookies last season and Heisman Trophy winning signal callers from TCU (Davey O'Brien, 1938)

3 - TCU single-season records set by Casey Pachall in 2011

6 - Number of schools, including TCU, in which quarterbacks coach Rusty Burns has been an offensive coordinator

473 - Yards passing by Casey Pachall in last year's 36-35 win at Boise State, representing the most by a TCU quarterback in the 11-season tenure of head coach Gary Patterson

 

 


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