In what should probably be dubbed as the sixth BCS bowl, undefeated No. 9 Boise State and No. 11 TCU (10-2) will play Dec. 23 in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.
The combined No. 20 ranking of TCU and Boise State is the fifth-best among the bowls, higher than Cincinnati and Virginia Tech, which will play in the Orange Bowl.
This is TCU's 10th bowl game in the last 11 years, and the Frogs have won three bowl games in a row. The Horned Frogs' last loss in a bowl game was to Boise State in the 2003 Fort Worth Bowl (34-31).
-- Mercedes Mayer