Pachall Receives National Honor
Nov. 13, 2011
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- TCU quarterback Casey Pachall has been named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Horned Frogs' 36-35 win at Boise State.
Pachall completed 24-of-37 passes for 473 yards and five touchdowns as TCU snapped Boise State's nation-best 35-game home winning streak. It also ended the Broncos' run of 65 straight regular-season home victories dating back to 2001.
The five touchdowns tied a TCU single-game record shared by three others (Jeff Ballard, Matt Vogler, Steve Stamp). The 473 yards are the second-most in TCU history, trailing only Vogler's 690 versus Houston in 1990.
A sophomore from Brownwood, Texas, Pachall led a 7-play, 73-yard drive in just 1:21 to pull TCU within 35-34 with 1:05 to play. He then capped the drive with a 25-yard scoring pass to Brandon Carter. His 2-point pass to Josh Boyce gave the Horned Frogs a 36-35 lead.
After completing a 2-yard scoring toss to Boyce to cut TCU's deficit to 28-26 in the third quarter, Pachall ran for 2 points to tie the game.
Pachall had first-half touchdown passes of 74, 75 and 69 yards to give TCU a 20-14 halftime lead.
Pachall was responsible for 34 points, tying for the fourth-best single-game total in TCU history.