TCU’s and Boise State’s lone matchup as conference rivals was one for the books.
Last year, the Horned Frogs trailed fifth-ranked Boise State, 35–28, with 5:37 remaining, Boise State ball. With Kellen Moore leading the Broncos offense, things looked hopeless for TCU until a Drew Wright fumble with 2:26 left gave TCU the ball back at their 27-yard line.
That’s when QB Casey Pachall, who finished with five passing TDs on the day, went to work. He calmly marched his team down the field in under 90 seconds, hitting Brandon Carter for a leaping 25-yard TD.
Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson — operating under the rationale “We’re not going to win if this keeps going” — called for a two-point conversion. After taking a short pass from Pachall, Josh Boyce fought his way into the end zone to put TCU up 36–35 with 65 seconds left.
Moore drove Boise State into field goal range, but Dan Goodale’s 39-yarder as time expired sailed right, busting the Broncos’ BCS bubble and sending TCU into hysterics.