TCU plays its first game at home this weekend against Southeastern Louisiana University. Here are three Horned Frogs to watch in the second game of the season:
B.J. Catalon, running back, sophomore
Catalon did seemingly everything last week against LSU – leading the team in rushing with 8 carries for 52 yards and a touchdown, catching three passes for 22 yards and returning a kickoff for a touchdown early in the second quarter. After the game, head football coach Gary Patterson said Catalon looked like he was playing at a “different speed…than everybody else.” Watch for Catalon to continue kickoff return duty after a stellar performance last week.
Davion Pierson, defensive tackle, sophomore
With Devonte Fields most likely on the sidelines for another game, the defensive line may be lacking some of its pass rush. However, an exciting partnership to watch is that of sophomore Pierson and junior Chucky Hunter on the inside of the line. Hunter is on the Outland Trophy watch list, an award given to the nation’s best interior lineman. If Pierson can continue to progress alongside Hunter, this defensive tackle duo could be menacing for opponents.
Casey Pachall, quarterback, senior
It seems almost too easy to say that you must be watching the starting quarterback, but Pachall’s performance against LSU was less than impressive. Patterson played the more mobile Trevone Boykin after Pachall threw an interception; Pachall needs a solid performance against Southeastern Louisiana to return to form. Patterson has said Pachall will start the next game, however, he has also said that he plans on using both of his quarterbacks this season. The question Pachall faces now is not only how he will play, but also how much he will play.