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Iowa State vs. TCU 2012: Poor decision-making led to Horned Frogs' first loss

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.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.