Open main menu

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.

2008 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
1234 Total
Boise State 10303 16
TCU 0737 17
DateDecember 23, 2008
StadiumQualcomm Stadium
LocationSan Diego, California
MVPQB Andy Dalton, TCU (Offensive)
S Stephen Hodge, TCU (Defensive)
PayoutUS$500,000 Per Team [1]
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersRece Davis (Play by Play)
Mark May (Analyst)
Lou Holtz (Analyst)
Todd Harris (Sideline)
Nielsen ratings3.2
Poinsettia Bowl
 < 2007  2009

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 summaryEdit

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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2012-08-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Poinsettia Bowl official website