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2008 TCU Horned Frogs football
Poinsettia Bowl champion
ConferenceMountain West Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 7
2008 record11–2 (7–1 MW)
Head coachGary Patterson (8th as head coach,10th overall season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Schultz (8th season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorDick Bumpas (5th season)
Base defense4–2–5 defense
Home stadiumAmon G. Carter Stadium
(Capacity: 44,358)
Uniform
Seasons
← 2007
2009 →
2008 Mountain West Conference football standings
v · d · e 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 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.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 305:00 p.m.at New MexicoVersusW 26–331,583
September 66:00 p.m.Stephen F. Austin*W 67–727,074
September 1312:00 p.m.**Stanford*
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX
The MtnW 31–1425,531
September 207:00 p.m.at SMU*CBSCSW 48–730,923
September 276:00 p.m.at No. 2 Oklahoma*No. 24FSNL 10–3585,158
October 45:00 p.m.San Diego State
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX
The MtnW 41–730,620
October 112:30 p.m.at Colorado StateCBSCSW 13–727,130
October 167:00 p.m.No. 8 BYU
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX
VersusW 32–736,180
October 255:00 p.m.WyomingdaggerNo. 15
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX
The MtnW 54–730,103
November 17:00 p.m.at UNLVNo. 12CBSCSW 44–1416,121
November 67:00 p.m.at No. 10 UtahNo. 11CBSCSL 10–1345,666
November 222:30 p.m.Air ForceNo. 14
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX
VersusW 44–1032,823
December 236:00 p.m.vs. No. 9 Boise State*No. 11ESPNW 17–1634,628
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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

RankingsEdit

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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