TCU Interim coach Jerry Kill announced that running back Zach Evans was done for the year during his press conference on Tuesday. If the Frogs win this Saturday they would be bowl eligible, but Evans status won’t play again until 2022.
Evans has not seen the field since October 23 when the Horned Frogs lost to West Virginia 29-17. He has 18 carries for 62 yards in that game. Evans had 92 carries for 648 yards and five touchdowns and led the conference with 7.0 yards per carry.
In his absence, TCU has turned to Kendre Miller and Emari Demercado for production and they have been serviceable, combining for 190 yards on the ground in last week’s 31-28 win over Kansas.
Evans has been impressive when he has been on the field, but injuries have plagued his young career. Hopefully, an extended offseason can help him be at full strength going into next season. Evans was the first five-star to ever sign with TCU back in 2020 and has immense potential in what could be a high-flying offense in 2022 (If the rumors are true)
The Horned Frogs need a win this Saturday against Iowa State to get to bowl eligibility. The Cyclones are currently 15.0 -point favorites at home.