Bowl Preview: TCU Quarterbacks

What will the Michigan State defense see when they line up against TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl? We start our look at the Spartans bowl opponent with a look at the Horned Frogs quarterback.

In early October, TCU head coach Gary Patterson announced junior quarterback Casey Pachall would not play again during the 2012 season as the entered inpatient treatment for drug and alcohol issues after being arrested on drunk driving charges.

Pachall, who earned second-team All-Mountain West honors the previous season and was off to a solid start passing for 948 yards and ten touchdowns in just four games while hitting on 66-percent of his throws was lost and Patterson looked towards redshirt freshman Trevone Boykin to lead the way.

Boykin, who at 6-foot-2, 215-pounds has been solid using his arm and legs to keep defenses on their toes while running for 380 yards and three touchdowns while also showing a strong arm hitting on just over 58 percent of his throws for 1,853 yards and 15 touchdowns. However, Boykin has shown he's capable of making mistakes with nine interceptions on the year.

If Boykin were to go down Patterson would have to look at redshirt sophomore Matt Brown who has played in six games but only attempted seven passes for 52 yards and one interception.

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