No Pachall - No Problem!
Earlier this week, I wrote an article predicting that TCU would upset the Baylor Bears this Saturday. I posted it as a free play, it was featured in Chalk Talk, I posted it all over Facebook, and I told everyone that would listen, to take the Horned Frogs on the moneyline +$245.
Of course the Horned Frogs were without starting quarterback Casey Pachall, who has now left the team to seek treatment for alcoholism. Freshman quarterback Trevone Boykin tossed three interceptions in his first career start the week prior, including getting picked off with his first pass of the game. Despite all that, I was convinced that the kid had all the tools to get it done this week against Baylor.
Here is what I had to say about it: "Boykin came in and threw an interception with his first pass of the ballgame. He completed 23 of 40 passes for 270 yards, one touchdown and three picks. It wasn't pretty, however at times the young quarterback showed flashes of brilliance. Despite turning the ball over five times, TCU still managed to gain 455 yards of offense, more than any offense against the Cyclones all season."
The Horned Frogs, led by Boykin, dominated the Bears on Saturday, winning by a score of 49-21. Boykin threw for 261 yards and four touchdowns, and he added 56 more yards, and another touchdown on the ground.
Texas Christian is going to move up the rankings this week, and they remain among the best teams in the country. They have a tough game coming up next week at home versus Texas Tech, with the Raiders coming off an upset over West Virginia.
We will keep an eye on Trevone Boykin, but from what I have seen so far, I think the Horned Frogs are likely to be a better team with the freshman taking over for Pachall.
- April 23, 2014 - 7:05 PM
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Doc's Sports Wednesday MLB Free Play!
Wednesday MLB Free Play from Doc’s Sports Take #972 Cleveland Indians (-135) over Kansas City Royals (Wednesday, 7:05pm EST) The Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals both exceeded expectations in a big way last year. The Indians grabbed a wild card berth with 92 wins while the Royals were in the race most of the way with 86. They were two of the best stories in baseball last season, but only one of those teams has a realistic shot of doing it once again. The Royals were successful in 2013 due to a dynamite bullpen and superb defense. Good bullpens are very hard to maintain from year-to-year as they are already finding out. Their bullpen ERA is over a full run higher than last season and two of their top guys are on the disabled on top of it. The Royals had unbelievable defensive metrics last season, and those will also be hard to repeat. The Indians, on the other hand, were successful last year mainly due to a well-balanced offense and good starting pitching numbers. Those variables are much more consistent from season-to-season, so I think the Tribe has a good chance to be in the thick of things again in 2014. Team ace Justin Masterson takes the ball for Cleveland on Wednesday, and he looked good last time out after a couple of shaky outings. On the other side is Jason Vargas for Kansas City – a guy who generally keeps his team in the game but won’t dominate the opposition. Big edge to the Indians there. Add in the home field advantage and the fact that Cleveland has the better overall team, and it all adds up to a play on the Indians here.