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TCU vs. Iowa State: Frogs fall without Pachall

The longest winning streak in college football is over, as TCU could not overcome the suspension of their starting QB and lost to Iowa State on Saturday .

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Trevone Boykin threw 3 picks in first TCU start

The TCU Horned Frogs were beaten, 37-23, by Iowa State on Saturday, dropping the Horned Frogs to 4-1 on the season. TCU played the game without their regular starting quarterback, as Casey Pachall was arrested earlier in the week and charged with DWI. Pachall was suspended indefinitely after the incident.

The Horned Frogs turned the ball over five times against ISU, including three interceptions by new quarterback Trevone Boykin. The final score could have been worse, but the Cyclones only scored 10 points from those five TCU turnovers.

Over at SB Nation's TCU blog, Frogs O' War, the writers reacted to the disappointing loss. They had the following to say about Boykin's performance as he stepped in for Pachall:

"What to make of Boykin's first start? He was accurate for the most part, but indecisive and when he got out of his rhythm his throws were all over the place. All three of his interceptions were bad decisions, and choosing to force a throw through a defensive end instead of throwing it away or taking a sack ended up putting the game out of reach for the frogs."

Boykin will likely be under center again when the Frogs face Baylor next Saturday. That game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.. CT from Floyd Casey Stadium.


TCU vs. Iowa State final: Frogs lose 37-23

The Iowa State Cyclones pulled off the upset on Saturday as they defeated the TCU Horned Frogs 37-23 Saturday afternoon.

TCU was playing without starting quarterback Casey Pachall, who has been suspended indefinitely for being arrested on a DWI charge this past week, and the Iowa State defense took advantage of that and picked off Pachall's replacement Trevone Boykin three times.

Overall, the Iowa State defense forced TCU to turn the ball over five times, and the final score could have been a lot worse as the Cyclones only scored 10 points off of those five turnovers.

The Cyclones offense got off to a quick start as they were up 10-0 and then 16-7 at the end of the first quarter, and they never looked back. Both first-quarter touchdowns were deep passes by quarterback Jared Barnett to wide receiver Josh Lenz; the two passes were 51 and 74 yards.

Iowa State did allow TCU to make it a game when the Horned Frogs outscored the Cyclones 13-7 between the second and third quarters, that made it a 23-20 game heading into the final quarter.

Both teams exchanged touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but the game was sealed when David Irving returned an interception 21 yards with 7:51 left to put the Cyclones on top for good at 37-23.

Box Score Hero: Josh Lenz, who caught five receptions for 147 yards and three receiving touchdowns. Plus, he also completed one pass for 15 yards, which also was for a touchdown.

Rankings Ramifications: TCU will take a tumble and likely fall near the bottom of the polls. Iowa State is now 4-1 and will definitely receive more votes in the polls, and will be very close to being ranked.

But Did They Cover? No. TCU was a 14.5-point favorite, and they lost.

Next Week's Schedule: Iowa State will be hosting Kansas State on Oct. 13, and TCU travels to Baylor for a Oct. 13 start.

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Horned Frogs down a score to Iowa St. at halftime

Fueled by a couple of bad TCU turnovers, Iowa State leads the Horned Frogs by a touchdown at halftime.


Horned Frogs on upset alert against Iowa State

The Iowa State Cyclones hold a 16-7 lead over the No. 15 TCU Horned Frogs after the opening quarter of play at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.

TCU struggled behind freshman quarterback Trevone Boykin through most of the quarter, but the Frogs found the end zone with under two minutes remaining.

Iowa State got on the board quickly, as quarterback Jared Barnett connected with Josh Lenz for a 51-yard touchdown pass just over two minutes into the game. On the third play of TCU's ensuing possession, Boykin was intercepted Jacques Washington, putting the ball right back into the Cyclones' hands. Iowa State would tack on a field goal to take a two-score lead.

Playing without suspended starting quarterback Casey Pachall and injured running backs Waymon James and Matthew Tucker, the Horned Frogs were unable to do much of anything offensively until their third possession of the quarter. Boykin scrambled for a key first down to keep the drive alive, and the Frogs got on the board as Aundre Dean caught a forward option pass from Boykin and maneuvered into the end zone.

TCU left Lenz uncovered again on the following series, and Barnett found him again, this time for a 74-yard touchdown strike. Edwin Arceo missed the extra point, but the Cyclones regained their two-score advantage.

Barnett finished the quarter 7-of-8 for 153 yards and two scores. Meanwhile, Boykin accounted for 35 yards and a touchdown through the air.


TCU favored over Iowa State despite suspensed QB

Game information for the TCU Horned Frogs' matchup with the Iowa State Cyclones this Saturday.


Casey Pachall will not suit up against Iowa State

Suspended TCU quarterback Casey Pachall was going to suit up against Iowa State, but head coach Gary Patterson decided against it.


Casey Pachall suspension: Frogs bloggers worried

With TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Casey Pachall unlikely to suit up again this season following an arrest for driving while intoxicated and an indefinite suspension, SB Nation's Frogs O' War bloggers are worried, and rightfully so.

The junior signal caller has had a rough 2012 season after being arrested for DWI on Wednesday, suspended indefinitely by TCU head coach Gary Patterson on Thursday, and admitting a few months ago that he failed a drug test and used cocaine and ecstasy.

Redshirt freshman Trevone Boykin is expected to take over at quarterback for the Frogs. In limited action in 2012, he's thrown for 79 yards and a touchdown on 9-of-10 passing, as well as 122 yards rushing on 12 carries.

Frogs O' War contributor, Purple Wimple is a little concerned about the Frogs sans Pachall going forward:

It's not going to be news that I think TCU was going to be underdogs most of the rest of the way. Pachall was going to read the defenses better than Boykin this season, and we'll miss that. But the win-loss totals may not show the difference; TCU has been setting itself up to lose plenty of games in 2012, with or without Pachall.

Fellow FOW contributor Fungo Frog is worried about Pachall's replacement, redshirt freshman Trevone Boykin handling the offense in Pachall's absence against Iowa State on Saturday:

Iowa State is a good team with real talent, and Boykin is a real freshman with limited expierience (albeit, worlds of talent) who, even if he knows all the plays, hasn't seen more than 3-5 of them unfold against an oposing defefense. Freshman QBs dont understand check downs, they don't understand going to a second read, they don't understand leadership.

Kickoff for Saturday's No. 15 TCU vs. Iowa State game is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. CT.


Pachall's suspension could last all season

TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Casey Pachall could be suspended for the remainder of the 2012 season, according to comments made by head coach Gary Patterson on Sirius XM College Sports Nation.

Via Brett McMurphy of ESPN:

The junior signal-caller for the No. 15 Horned Frogs was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Wednesday night. That DWI came a few months after Pachall's admission of a failed drug test and recent cocaine and ecstasy use.

Patterson issued a brief statement on Wednesday explaining that while he's responsible for winning football games, hes also responsible for helping his players with their lives.

TCU assistant athletics director of media relations Mark Cohen said there will be no further comment or media availability from the university.

Redshirt freshman Trevone Boykin is expected to take over at quarterback for the Frogs. In limited action in 2012, he's thrown for 79 yards and a touchdown on 9-of-10 passing, as well as 122 yards rushing on 12 carries.

TCU hosts Iowa State on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT.

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After DWI arrest, Casey Pachall suspended by TCU

TCU Horned Frogs starting quarterback Casey Pachall has been suspended indefinitely by the team after being arrested for DWI on Wednesday night, according to a report from the AP.

Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson made the announcement on Thursday, according to the article, as Pachall was pulled over by Fort Worth police for going through a stop sign. The quarterback had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit, though the exact number wasn't specified.

Pachall was arrested close to TCU's campus and jailed in Mansfield, where he was held on $1,000 bond.

The junior quarterback has thrown for 948 yards, 10 touchdowns and only one interception so far this season for the undefeated Horned Frogs, who will host Iowa State this Saturday in a Big 12 contest.

This incident comes on the heels of Pachall's admission, which surfaced in August, of a failed drug test in February.

Behind Pachall on TCU's quarterback depth chart are two underclassmen in Trevone Boykin, a redshirt freshman, and true frosh Tyler Matthews.

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TCU QB Casey Pachall reportedly arrested for DWI

TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Casey Pachall was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Wednesday night, according to report.


Gary Patterson talks about TCU's expectations

As the No. 15 and undefeated TCU Horned Frogs get set to square off against the Iowa State Cyclones this Saturday, head coach Gary Patterson used his press conference to speak of making sure his young team progresses while avoiding the usual pitfalls in the process.

SB Nation's TCU blog, Frogs O' War, has a detailed recap of Patterson's day with the media as a whole, but here's what he said specifically about striving to have more patience for the good of the program's future:

"I need to have a lot more patience this year - I need that with all these young players. It's about players, but it's more about how you handle all of it - if I drag this team down, I might drag it down for two years. We have to grow the program and hopefully doing that we win more than we lose."

"If we do that, the future's bright. If we're not careful- if we're used to winning 12 and think this is terrible, you have a chance of taking them lower and not getting them back. I've been thinking about this since we said we were going to [move to the Big 12]."

The Horned Frogs host the Cyclones at 2:30 p.m. CT on Saturday.


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