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.
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- May 28, 2015 - 10:05 PM
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1* Oakland (10:05 ET): It's been a while since I've seen anything quite like the poor luck the A's have experienced this season. Two more one-run losses the L2 days have them at 2-15 in games decided by that margin. That's why a team that has the run differential of essentially a .500 team is currently 15 games below .500.
Meanwhile, the Yankees are coming off an impressive three-game sweep of the Royals, a series that saw them allow just four runs total. So they're back in first place in the AL East with their stock back up after previously dropping six in a row. But now they're back on the road and I think tonight is an excellent "sell high" opportunity on the Pinstripes as they start CC Sabathia, whose results no longer match his reputation. The Yanks have lost six of Sabathia's nine starts this year, including the last one where he allowed six runs in just 2 1/3 IP.
For Oakland, Kendall Graveman was outstanding his last time out when I took him against Tampa Bay & the end result was a 5-0 A's victory. He delivered six scoreless innings and allowed just three hits. Here, he benefits from the fact that the Yankees have dropped nine of 10 here at the O.co Coliseum. 1* Oakland
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