The TCU Horned Frogs didn’t have a 1,000-yard receiver in 2012 largely due to the young Trevone Boykin’s struggles with accuracy when he was thrust into the starting job. This season, the big arm of Casey Pachall is likely back under center which will be a major boost to the Frogs’ passing attack. Standing in position to reap the benefits of that will be junior wide receiver Brandon Carter.
Carter proved himself as a big-play receiver in 2012, leading the team with a 16.39 yards per catch average. The problem was that he wasn’t given enough touches to really break out with Boykin under center. He finished the year with just 36 catches for 590 yards and six touchdowns. With no Josh Boyce or Skye Dawson on campus for 2013, though, Carter becomes the unquestioned No. 1 receiver for TCU and will immediately become fast friends with Pachall.
With Pachall, the Frogs will be able to take advantage of his big arm the deep-speed of Carter to burn defenses over the top for more big plays in 2013. With the Big 12 conference filled with high-octane offenses that put points on the board in bunches, the combination of Pachall to Carter will be just the ticket for TCU to truly become a full-fledged member of the conference.
For TCU to improve their standing in the Big 12 their second time through the conference, they will need to open up the offense with a bigger and better passing game in 2013. They have the quarterback to do it with Pachall, so can Carter become the deep threat they need to be a force in the conference title race?