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.
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.