Staff Roundtable: Can TCU Survive Without Casey Pachall?

Sep 22, 2012; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Casey Pachall (4) throws during the game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Amon G. Carter Stadium. TCU won 27-7. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIREThis week the TCU Horned Frogs experienced the first game after the suspension of starting quarterback Casey Pachall. Pachall was suspended indefinitely after he had been arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).

The first game of this suspension came this weekend as the Horned Frogs hosted the Iowa State Cyclones. This was a game many thought TCU should have won even without Pachall, but the Cyclones upset the Horned Frogs. Due to the loss, TCU dropped from #15 in the nation to unranked.

Next week, the Horned Frogs will have to play the Baylor Bears. Baylor is coming off a bye week and are looking to prey on the weakened TCU Horned Frogs.

If Pachall does not play against Baylor, how will TCU fair in the game and can they win?

George: If Pachall isn’t available for next week, then TCU is in trouble. Baylor scores points in bunches and won’t stop. Pachall needs to play to keep the Horned Frogs in the game. Losing to Iowa State at home is a bad loss. Baylor is in the same boat as Iowa State. If the Horned Frogs want a chance at a decent bowl game they need to win.

Ricky: Many, like myself, thought that TCU would be fine against Iowa State this past week. TCU will need Pachall for most games this season. Baylor scored at will against WVU, but lost because of Geno Smith. Unless TCU can score at will, they will lose. One bright spot is that TCU will not play WVU, OU, Texas, or KSU until November 3rd. Hopefully, Pachall will be back by that time in the season.

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Topics: Baylor Bears, Big 12, Casey Pachall, Football, TCU Horned Frogs

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