2013 TCU Football Preview: The Quarterbacks

Will TCU quarterback end up leading the TCU Football team in 2013? - Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

Trevone Boykin (6-2, 215, So.) and Casey Pachall (6-5, 230, Sr.) are locked in a battle for the first-team job.

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Boykin started the final nine games and completed 57.2 percent of his passes with 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He became the first quarterback in TCU history with four touchdown passes in consecutive games when he accomplished the feat against Baylor and Texas Tech.

Boykin finished third on TCU with 417 yards rushing, including a team-high and career-best 77 yards on just 10 carries in a Thanksgiving Night win at Texas.

A Mesquite, Texas, native, Boykin had a 94-yard touchdown pass to Josh Boyce with 1:28 to play to force overtime at West Virginia. Boykin then connected with Boyce again for a game-winning 2-point pass in the second overtime to give TCU a 39-38 win in Morgantown.

In his collegiate debut, Boykin was 8-of-8 in the air against Grambling State to go with Pachall's 9-of-9 as the Horned Frogs set single-game NCAA records for completion percentage (min. 15 attempts) and most completions without an incompletion. Pachall would go on to set a TCU record for consecutive completions with 16 over a three-game stretch that included the 2011 Poinsettia Bowl and the opening two contests last season.

Pachall ranks first nationally among active quarterbacks in career passing efficiency with a 163.1 rating. He completed 66.0 percent of his attempts for 10 touchdowns and just one interception in four games in 2012. His 180.0 pass efficiency rating would have led the NCAA if he qualified for listing.

Pachall appears on 2013 watch lists for the Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien Award and Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.

As a junior in 2011, Pachall set TCU single-season records for completions (228), completion percentage (66.5) and passing yards (2,921) while his 25 touchdowns placed second.

Pachall ranks fifth all-time at TCU with 36 touchdown passes, while his 3,947 yards passing is seventh. His 15-2 (.882) record as a starting quarterback ranks second in TCU history behind only Jeff Ballard (.905, 19-2).

Tyler Matthews (6-4, 220, RFr.), who redshirted last season, is No. 3 on the depth chart.

Matthews was ranked as the No. 1 recruit in the state and the No. 6 pro-style quarterback in the nation coming out of McPherson High School in Kansas. He gained valuable experience last season as TCU's emergency No. 3 quarterback, allowing him to travel with the team on the road.

Zach Allen (6-3, 194, Fr.) from Temple, Texas, enrolled early and took part in spring practice. Allen was the District 8-5A Offensive Most Valuable Player and the Class 5A Co-Offensive Player of the Year as a senior at Temple. He passed for 2,175 yards and 24 touchdowns while rushing for 941 yards and nine scores despite playing just nine games.

BY THE NUMBERS:

.882 - Career winning percentage (15-2) by Casey Pachall, ranking second in TCU history behind only Jeff Ballard (.905, 19-2)

1 - Tyler Matthews' Rivals.com ranking for recruits in the state of Kansas his senior year at McPherson High School

4 - Touchdown passes by Trevone Boykin against Baylor and Texas Tech, making him the only quarterback in TCU history to pass for four scores in consecutive games

77 - Career-high rushing yards by Trevone Boykin in a 20-13 win at Texas last season

163.1 - Casey Pachall's career pass efficiency rating to rank first nationally among active quarterbacks

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