An estimated 3500 TCU fans filled Daniel-Meyer Coliseum tonight to watch the Bowl selection held by Fox. The crowd cheered when it was announced that the No. 4 Horned Frogs will be going to the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale Arizona.
Some fans were not as excited about playing No. 6 Boise State for the second year in a row. The head football coach, Gary Patterson said Boise State is a good opponent because they do not lose often.
“The only game (Boise State) lost in the last two years was to (TCU) and it was 17-16,” Patterson said.
Patterson said it is a privilege to play in the Fiesta Bowl and represent the Mountain West Conference. The football team’s goal now is to show the nation we are the top team.
Student Body President, Kelsie Johnson had mixed emotions about playing Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl.
“I am excited for our team, both coach Patterson and the players, to go to TCU’s first ever BCS Bowl game,” Johnson said. “However, I would be lying if I did not say I am a little disappointed with our opponent who I watched TCU beat in the Poinsettia Bowl less than a year ago.”
The Horned Frogs will finish their 12-0 perfect season by appearing in their first BCS Bowl on January 4th.