San Diego County Credit Union Poinsetta Bowl

Texas Christian vs. Northern Illinois

8PM, December 19, San Diego


Because it's the first game on the schedule –and honestly, because it's got by far the worst name on the bowl list- you may be inclined to skip this one. But that wouldn't be the wisest move to make because both TCU (10-2) and Northern Illinois (7-5) feature players worthy of your Tuesday night attention. The Horned Frogs' fourth-ranked rush defense is suffocating while NIU's Garrett Wolfe is a poor man version of Warrick Dunn—grossly undersized but blessed with the heart and horsepower of an All-American. But even if he isn't exhausted from a headline-capturing season, the Huskies will still lose 24-14.

Interesting Fact: During its current seven-game winning streak, TCU is averaging 34.9 points per game.