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2008 Poinsettia Bowl

2008 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Boise State 10 3 0 3 16
TCU 0 7 3 7 17
Date December 23, 2008
Season 2008
Stadium Qualcomm Stadium
Location San Diego, California
MVP QB Andy Dalton, TCU (Offensive)
S Stephen Hodge, TCU (Defensive)
Attendance 34,628
Payout US$500,000 Per Team [1]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers: Rece Davis, Mark May, Lou Holtz, Todd Harris
Nielsen ratings 3.2
Poinsettia Bowl
 < 2007  2009

The 2008 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl was the fourth edition of the college football bowl game, and was played at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The game started at 5 PM US PST on Tuesday, December 23, 2008. The game, simulcast on ESPN and ESPN Radio with Rece Davis, Mark May, and Lou Holtz announcing, pit the Boise State Broncos against the Texas Christian Horned Frogs.[2] In the game, TCU overcame a 13–0 deficit to pull off an impressive 17–16 win over Boise State.

With Boise State ranked 9th and TCU ranked 11th, this bowl pairing featured teams both ranked higher than the teams playing in a BCS game during the same season, the 2009 Orange Bowl, a first in BCS history.

TCU and Boise State would face off in a bowl game again the following season when both played in a BCS game, the 2010 Fiesta Bowl.

Scoring summary

Scoring Play Score
1st Quarter
Boise — Kyle Brotzman 30-yard FG, 11:32 Boise 3–0
Boise — Ian Johnson 20-yard TD run (Brotzman kick), 7:35 Boise 10–0
2nd Quarter
Boise — Brotzman 23-yard FG, 5:51 Boise 13–0
TCU — Aaron Brown 16-yard TD run (Ross Evans kick), :24 Boise 13–7
3rd Quarter
TCU — Evans 32-yard FG, :46 Boise 13–10
4th Quarter
TCU — Joseph Turner 17-yard TD run (Evans kick), 8:51 TCU 17–13
Boise — Brotzman 33-yard FG, 4:47 TCU 17–16


  1. ^
  2. ^ Poinsettia Bowl official website

External links

  • Official Poinsettia Bowl website
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