The TCU Horned Frogs have suspended starting quarterback Casey Pachall after his Wednesday night DWI arrest, which followed a few months behind his admission of a failed drug test and recent cocaine and ecstacy use. The next options on TCU's depth chart are redshirt freshman Trevone Boykin and freshman Tyler Matthews.
While TCU's offense hasn't been up to its usual standards this year (No. 47 in scoring) thanks to many a red zone mistake, Pachall has been solid, ranking No. 5 in the country in passing efficiency and No. 6 in yards per attempt, with 971 total yards, 10 touchdowns and just one interception on his stat sheet.
Boykin has gotten all of the relief attempts so far this year, throwing 10 times in three appearances. Almost all of that work came against Grambling, when he was a perfect 8-for-8. On the year, his passer rating of 185.16 is right around Pachall's, but, you know, sample sizes.
However, that's not to say Boykin hasn't gotten significant snaps. His unique strength is his legs, which have powered him to 122 yards and a touchdown on 12 attempts so far this year. While Pachall is nimble enough to survive in the pocket, Boykin adds a dimension to TCU's offense. He's so quick that Gary Patterson teased the idea of him playing running back alongside Pachall. Whether the dimension Boykin adds makes up for his lack of experience is obviously the thing.
Watch as Boykin breaks loose against Virginia -- he's done this kind of thing a couple times this year: