Sep 8, 2012; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Casey Pachall (4) celebrates his touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandon Carter (not pictured) during the game against the Grambling State Tigers at Amon G. Carter Stadium. TCU defeated Grambling State 56-0. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

Pachall Stars as the Leader for TCU


The 16th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs make their Big 12 conference debut on Saturday afternoon as Kansas hosts them. TCU is coming off a 12-2 performance last season, their last in the Mountain West conference. Looking to move into a BCS conference TCU joined the Big 12.

Junior quarterback Casey Pachall is the leader of the offense. Last season, Pachall threw for 25 touchdown passes and seven interceptions. He has the tools to improve upon these statistics this season. In last week’s game vs Grambling State, Pachall tossed three touchdown passes on a 9-9 passing performance.

Like Kansas and their strong duo at the running back position in Taylor Cox and Tony Pierson, TCU has a great combo in Waymon James and BJ Catalon. James rushed for 69 yards last week and a touchdown on just five carries. Catalon, ran for 63 yards and caught four catches for 57 yards. Catalon is just a freshman while James is a returning star. He rushed for 875 yards and six touchdowns last year.

Horned Frogs wide receiver Josh Boyce made four catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns vs Grambling State. Boyce will be counted on having another big game vs the Jayhawks. Last season, Boyce made 61 receptions for 998 yards and nine touchdowns.

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