2008 TCU Horned Frogs football team

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2008 TCU Horned Frogs football
TCU Horned Frogs logo.svg
Poinsettia Bowl champion
Conference Mountain West Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 7
AP No. 7
2008 record 11–2 (7–1 MW)
Head coach Gary Patterson (8th as head coach,10th overall season)
Offensive coordinator Mike Schultz (8th season)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Dick Bumpas (5th season)
Base defense 4–2–5 defense
Home stadium Amon G. Carter Stadium
(Capacity: 44,358)
Uniform
MWC-Uniform-TCU-2007-2008.png
Seasons
← 2007
2009 →
2008 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 2 Utah $   8 0         13 0  
No. 7 TCU   7 1         11 2  
No. 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 non-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 NCAA Division I FBS 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 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, New Mexico Versus W 26–3   31,583
September 6 6:00 PM Stephen F. Austin* Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas W 67–7   27,074
September 13 12:00 PM** Stanford* Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas The Mtn W 31–14   25,531
September 20 7:00 PM at SMU* Ford StadiumUniversity Park, Texas (Iron Skillet) CBSCS W 48–7   30,923
September 27 6:00 PM at No. 2 Oklahoma* No. 23 Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma FSN L 10–35   85,158
October 4 5:00 PM San Diego State Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas The Mtn W 41–7   30,620
October 11 2:30 PM at Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, Colorado CBSCS W 13–7   27,130
October 16 7:00 PM No. 8 BYU No. 24 Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas Versus W 32–7   36,180
October 25 5:00 PM Wyomingdagger No. 15 Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas The Mtn W 54–7   30,103
November 1 7:00 PM at UNLV No. 12 Sam Boyd StadiumLas Vegas CBSCS W 44–14   16,121
November 6 7:00 PM at No. 10 Utah No. 11 Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City CBSCS L 10–13   45,666
November 22 2:30 PM Air Force No. 14 Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas Versus W 44–10   32,823
December 23 6:00 PM vs. No. 9 Boise State* No. 11 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego (SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl) ESPN W 17–16   34,628
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP. All times are in Central Time.

** 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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