The grades are in. HornedFrogBlitz.com reviews the Frogs performance in their 56-0 win over Grambling.
started their 2012 season with a bang in their 56-0 win over Grambling inside the new Amon G. Carter stadium.
The Frogs did little wrong in the big win that moved head football coach Gary Patterson into the top position as TCU's all-time winningest coach.
As we've done for several seasons, we take a look at how each unit performed and grade them on it. This is based solely the opinion of HornedFrogBlitz.com. With that said, let's take a look!
17-of-17; 276 passing yards, 4 TD
Game review: The Frogs passing game can be described with one word...perfection. Casey Pachall and Trevone Boykin put the ball exactly where they needed to on all of their attempts which allowed the receivers to haul in each catch with ease. They broke an NCAA record for most completions without an incompletion, so it wasn't too hard to grade out this group.
Pachall looked in mid-season form in only one half of work. His 21-yard touchdown pass will without a doubt catch the eye of pro scouts, it was an absolute dart. His 16-yard completion to Cam White was yet another "thread the needle" type throw. To show that he has touch, Pachall's best throw of the night might've been his 30-yard completion to Waymon James when he laid it where only James could make a catch.
As for Boykin, we all saw what kind of potential he has; and we still haven't see his arm unleashed. His 34-yard TD in the third quarter was one of the best runs you'll ever see a TCU QB make. He finished with 57 yards on five carries.
Play of the game: Boykin's 34-yard TD run
40 rushes, 255 yards, 2 TD; 6.4 yards per carry
Game Review: The Frogs runningbacks did exactly what they were expected to do against a lesser defense; get big yards. Surprisingly, true freshman B.J. Catalon received the most carries with 13 and turned them into 63 yards. Catalon also tied for the team lead for receptions with 4 for 57 yards. His 22-yard catch and run in the fourth quarter when he basically ran over the Grambling defender was a definite crowd pleaser.
Waymon James and Matthew Tucker combined for only 12 carries, but that's what happens when you could've scored over 70 points. James displayed his usual quickness, especially on his 46-yard run down the sideline in the first quarter. He also caught a 30-yard pass on the Frogs first drive of the night.
Tucker averaged five yards per carry and his 16 yard run in the third quarter was a bruising run for Grambling defenders.
Aundre Dean finished the runningback rotation, picking up 28 yards on 7 carries, which included a run for 11 yards. That run and his run for five yards in the third quarter were prime examples of the kind of determination Dean can run with.
Play of the game: Catalon's 22-yard reception