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: Statistically, Pachall had his worst game of the year. Of course, weather certainly played into the poor performance having to throw a wet ball. Pachall completed only 8-of-18 passes for 76 yards in the first half. 30 of those yards came on a pass to Skye Dawson with a full blitz in his face. He finished the game completing 10-of-26 passes for 107 yards and 2 touchdowns with no interceptions.
To his credit though, TCU did have a couple of throws that should've been caught. Again, I'm perfectly aware that the conditions were wet.
Pachall's best throw of the night was his touchdown toss to Ladarius Brown in the first quarter where he threw it to where only Brown could make the catch. His throw to Brandon Carter in the third quarter should've been caught for the score. It was uncharacteristic of Carter to drop that pass. Pachall had a rush of 13 yards (the longest rush of the night for the Frogs), yet, losses took that away in a hurry. The biggest rush he could've had happened at the end of the second quarter when the Frogs faced a 3rd and 13 from the SMU 37. Facing a three man rush from SMU, Pachall had plenty of time to throw and upon further review, plenty of room to run. Had he ran the ball, he likely could've easily made it to SMU's 32 or 30-yard line giving Jaden Oberkrom a shorter attempt than his 54-yarder. Pachall ended up throwing and it was nearly intercepted by the goal line. Oberkrom's kick fell short the next play by about 5 yards.
Without a doubt, Pachall showed plenty of grit and resilience on the night. Despite his lack of big statistics, he is a leader for this team. If there was someone wanting to win, it was him. Did anyone catch his reaction after tossing his second touchdown to Tucker? We did in the press box and for you guys watching on T.V., it had to be the reason Patterson gave him an earful on his return to the sideline. Boykin came in and received the most playing time he's had all season. He attempted only 2 passes, one of which resulted in a pass interference. He added 14 yards on 4 carries.
Both quarterbacks most important stat on the night…no interceptions or fumbles
Play of the game: Pachall's pass to LaDarius Brown for a score