Pachall broke his left arm in the Horned Frogs' win over Southeastern Louisiana, and was expected to be out for eight weeks. This return is a bit early, and is huge for the Horned Frog offense against a struggling Longhorn defense.
In Pachall's absence, Trevone Boykin quarterbacked TCU, and threw for five touchdowns against seven interceptions while the team went 2-3, including 1-3 in Big 12 play. Things have not gone well for him.
Considered by many to be a strong conference contender at the start of the year, the Horned Frogs have a lot of work ahead of them if they intend to compete for the Big 12 crown. With Pachall back, that may be just a bit easier.