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!
Game review: This grade could've been an A, but with two fumbles that could've led to scores the grade gets reduced. Now granted, on Pachall's first fumble he didn't see the pressure from the back side which Toben Opurum (he made several plays) slapped out of Pachall's grasp. I won't credit the snap at Pachall's feet to him, to his credit he did try to hop on the loose ball. As for the fumble through the end zone, Pachall admittedly slowed down before reaching the end zone because he didn't realize a defender was right on him.
Now, let's discuss some positives. Pachall first off is throwing the ball as good as any quarterback in the country. He throws it wherever he wants to, his 84.6% completion percentage through two games is adequate proof. I'll promise that fans from future opponents know this and realize as Pachall goes, so does the TCU offense. Pachall's throw to Brandon Carter on the 8-yard score was an absolute bullet. His other impressive throws of the day came on a 23-yard completion to Ladarius Brown when he had to pump fake and threw the ball with pressure in his face. Perhaps his best play of the day came when he was getting hit and was able to get a pass over the middle to Carter which he took 33-yards. That was a crucial play for the Frogs as they faced a 3rd and 6 situation. One throw he'd like to have back is his throw over the middle to Josh Boyce in the third quarter that was nearly intercepted. On the same play, tight end Corey Fuller had run a flag route and no one from the Jayhawk secondary was within 15-yards of him. It's a play you couldn't see on T.V., but those at the game certainly did. I for one was actually impressed with the way Casey ran the ball on the day. He actually looked decent on his run when he fumbled just short of the goal line, he made the perfect read. He also had a key 7-yard run on a third down conversion in the fourth quarter.
Play of the game: Pass to Carter on 3rd and 6 that resulted in 33-yard gain