TCU football starting quarterback Shawn Robinson was benched on Saturday, with the Horned Frogs down 28-7 against Big 12 favorite Oklahoma.
Robinson was not playing well at all before the decision. However, it now appears that injuries may have also been a factor in the decision.
The sophomore is set to go under the knife to repair a shoulder injury.
Today, TCU football head coach Gary Patterson announced that the Shawn Robinson surgery will be season-ending.
From Dallas Morning News Big 12 reporter Chuck Carlton:
TCU quarterback Shawn Robinson, who has been battling through a shoulder injury, will have season-ending surgery, coach Gary Patterson said. Penn transfer Michael Collins is the starting QB.
— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) October 22, 2018
Robinson was just 3-for-8 for 21 yards before leaving the game. He was replaced by Michael Collins, who transferred in from Penn.
Collins was just 7-for-17 against a spotty Oklahoma defense, but did throw for 142 yards and two touchdowns off the bench. He was also intercepted once. He also got in the SMU game, where he did not throw a pass, but rushed for a score.
On the year, Collins is 13-for-31 for 247 yards, three touchdowns, and the one pick. Robinson completed 60.8-percent of his throws on the year for 1,334 yards, nine touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He also ran for three touchdowns.
Collins gets the Kansas Jayhawks on the road for his first FBS start. After that, the 3-4 Horned Frogs finish up with Kansas State, at West Virginia and Baylor, and vs. Oklahoma State.