2008 Poinsettia Bowl
|2008 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl|
|Date||December 23, 2008|
|Location||San Diego, California|
|MVP||QB Andy Dalton, TCU (Offensive)
S Stephen Hodge, TCU (Defensive)
|Payout||US$500,000 Per Team |
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Rece Davis, Mark May, Lou Holtz, Todd Harris|
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. 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.
|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|
|Boise — Brotzman 23-yard FG, 5:51||Boise 13–0|
|TCU — Aaron Brown 16-yard TD run (Ross Evans kick), :24||Boise 13–7|
|TCU — Evans 32-yard FG, :46||Boise 13–10|
|TCU — Joseph Turner 17-yard TD run (Evans kick), 8:51||TCU 17–13|
|Boise — Brotzman 33-yard FG, 4:47||TCU 17–16|