Poinsettia Bowl Preview History
2011 Poinsettia Bowl Game Preview:
The 2011 Poinsettia Bowl matches up the TCU Horned Frogs against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. A year ago TCU was on their way to defeating Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl to finish an undefeated season. This season TCU shook off a couple of early season losses to finish the year 10-2 and ranked 16 in the country. Louisiana Tech will be a tough opponent for the Horned Frogs; the Bulldogs either won or were in every game they played this year.
2010 Poinsettia Bowl Game Preview:
The San Diego-based Poinsettia Bowl will have one-and-a-half home teams in 2010—the Mountain West's San Diego State Aztecs and the Navy Midshipmen, who will benefit from the huge Naval presence in the area.
The Midshipmen heavily depend on the ground game. They have the fifth ranked rushing offense in the country, which is led by their quarterback Ricky Dobbs. Dobbs' pedestrian 1,194 yards and 10 scores through the air are balanced by his legwork, which helped him run for 806 yards and 13 touchdowns. San Diego State is working on the opposite end, drumming up the 11th most prolific aerial assault in the country behind quarterback Ryan Lindley's 3,554 and 26 touchdowns. Aztec running back Ronnie Hillman's 1,304 yards and 14 scores over the year prove that they aren't afraid to run it, either, and might prove to be the deciding factor in the end.
2009 Poinsettia Bowl Game Preview:
The 2009 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl is one of the longest names for a bowl game in bowl history. The 2009 Poinsettia Bowl features the Utah Utes against the home state Cal Golden Bears. Cal will make the short trip down to San Diego with the hopes of winning the 2009 Poinsettia Bowl and capping a great season. Utah will be a tough matchup for Cal because the Utes have played very solid football in 2009.
2008 Poinsettia Bowl Game Preview:
The 2008 Poinsettia bowl is going to be an exciting postseason college football game this holiday season. The bowl will host the Boise State Broncos and the TCU Horned Frogs. Last year’s Poinsettia Bowl may have been a little upsetting for Navy fans, as the referees announced at the end of the game that they made the wrong call on a play, and hence could have changed the game’s outcome. The Utah Utes took the win over Navy, 35-32. This year’s Poinsettia Bowl will have to overlook the shroud of misjudgment from last year, and produce yet another amazing college football game. Grab your tickets to Qualcomm Stadium and experience the 2008 Poinsettia Bowl!