2008 TCU Horned Frogs football team

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2008 TCU Horned Frogs football
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Poinsettia Bowl Champions
Conference Mountain West Conference
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #7
2008 record 11–2 (7–1 MWC)
Head coach Gary Patterson (8th as head coach,10th overall year)
Offensive coordinator Mike Schultz
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Dick Bumpas (5th year)
Base defense 4–2–5 defense
Home stadium Amon G. Carter Stadium
(Capacity: 44,358)
Uniform
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Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
2008 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 Utah   8 0         13 0  
#7 TCU   7 1         11 2  
#25 BYU   6 2         10 3  
Air Force   5 3         8 5  
Colorado State   4 4         7 6  
UNLV   2 6         5 7  
New Mexico   2 6         4 8  
Wyoming   1 7         4 8  
San Diego State   1 7         2 10  
† – Conference champion and BCS representative as top
000non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 TCU Horned Frogs football team represented Texas Christian University in the 2008 college football season. The team was coached by Gary Patterson. The Frogs played their home games at Amon G. Carter Stadium, which is located on campus in Fort Worth. The Horned Frogs finished the season 11–2, 7–1 in conference, and won the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl against #9 Boise State 17–16.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 5:00 PM at New Mexico University StadiumAlbuquerque, NM Versus W 26–3   31,583
September 6 6:00 PM Stephen F. Austin* Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 67–7   27,074
September 13 12:00 PM** Stanford* Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX The Mtn W 31–14   25,531
September 20 7:00 PM at SMU* Ford StadiumUniversity Park, TX (Iron Skillet) CBSCS W 48–7   30,923
September 27 6:00 PM at #2 Oklahoma* #23 Memorial StadiumNorman, OK FSN L 10–35   85,158
October 4 5:00 PM San Diego State Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX The Mtn W 41–7   30,620
October 11 2:30 PM at Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO CBSCS W 13–7   27,130
October 16 7:00 PM #8 BYU Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX Versus W 32–7   36,180
October 25 5:00 PM Wyomingdagger #15 Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX The Mtn W 54–7   30,103
November 1 7:00 PM at UNLV #12 Sam Boyd StadiumLas Vegas, NV CBSCS W 44–14   16,121
November 6 7:00 PM at #10 Utah #11 Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT CBSCS L 10–13   45,666
November 22 2:30 PM Air Force #14 Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX Versus W 44–10   32,823
December 23 6:00 PM vs. #9 Boise State* #11 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA (San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl) ESPN W 17–16   34,628
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP. All times are in Central Time.

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** Game was moved to an earlier start time due to Hurricane Ike

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk15 Final
AP NR (T41) (T34) (28) 24 (32) (31) (27) 15 12 11 15 15 14 11 11 7
Coaches (T43) (35) (32) (27) 23 (33) (27) 24 15 12 11 18 17 14 11 11 7
Harris Not released (29) (28) (27) 15 13 12 18 17 15 12 11
BCS Not released 14 13 12 18 16 14 11 11

Note that parenthetical rankings are not official below No. 25, but are based on number of votes received in the various polls.

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