TCU scored first when running back Corey Rodgers scored on a 3 yard touchdown run, giving TCU the early 7-0 lead. Boise State responded when quarterback Ryan Dinwiddie connected with T.J. Acree for a 27 yard touchdown pass tying the game at 7. TCU reclaimed the lead at 14-7 when Brandon Hassell fired a 22 yard touchdown pass to Cory Rodgers.
In the second quarter, Brandon Hassell scored on a 21 yard touchdown run giving TCU a 21-7 lead. Ryan Dinwiddie threw a 54 yard touchdown pass to Jeff Carpenter to pull Boise State to 21-14. Running back David Mikell ran 75 yards for a touchdown, to tie the game at 21 before halftime.
In the third quarter, Nick Browne reclaimed the lead after he drilled a 32 yard field goal. Boise State responded with 2 field goals of their own to take a 27-24 lead into the fourth quarter. TCU running back Lonta Hobbs scored on a 7 yard touchdown run to give TCU a 31-27 lead. Ryan Dinwiddie won the game for Boise State when he fired an 18 yard touchdown pass to Derek Schouman to make the final 34-31, Boise State.