FORT WORTH, Texas — TCU starting quarterback Casey Pachall left with a left forearm injury, while Trevon Boykin lifted the Horned Frogs to a 38-17 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
Pachall departed late in the first half with an arm injury and TCU coach Gary Patterson has already announced that the injury is serious enough that Boykin will be the TCU starter in the Frogs Big 12 opener at Texas Tech on Thursday night.
“It’s probably not good,” Patterson said. “He won’t play next week. I can promise you that.”
Boykin, who lifted TCU’s offense a week before to give life to the Horned Frogs against LSU in a close loss, entered late in the quarter to lead the Frogs to a late field goal to give the Frogs a 17-14 lead.
In the second, it was all Boykin and all TCU, as expected.
Boykin finished 9-13 with 133 yards and two touchdowns through the air. The mobility of the backup also showed throughout the game. Boykin tied for a team-high in receptions with three (all coming from Pachall) and rushed for 35 yards on five carries.
For Pachall, an 8-for-14 showing with 100 yards through the air were all to show for Pachall in his second game of the season. However, the injury may cause Pachall to be out for some time.
The quarterback was seen in what looked like a sling walking without a jersey on and if it is serious, it would be a terrible end to a story for his return that showed promise.
The Frogs travel to Lubbock on Thursday to face Texas Tech in each team’s conference opener.