The Boise State Broncos finished the 2008 season undefeated at 12-0. Last time they did that, they went to the Fiesta Bowl and shocked the world by beating Oklahoma. This time, they're stuck in the Poinsettia Bowl on December 23, and facing another mid-major. This is the problem with being in a non-BCS conference, when a vast majority of bowl games have commitments to the major conferences.
BSU will face the Horned Frogs of TCU. They were another mid-major who had an excellent year. Their only losses were to Oklahoma and Utah, both of whom will be playing in BCS bowls in January. They are another team who should probably be in a later and more prestigious bowl game.
This might end up being one of the better pre-Christmas bowl games in a while, since both teams are excellent teams, and probably deserve a better bowl.
80$ of FanIQ picked Boise State to win, but this should be a very competitive game. If you're watching it at 8 pm EST on ESPN, this is the place to talk about it. Chat it up, college football fans, and as always, enjoy the game!