College football: TCU edges Boise State
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 24, 2008
SAN DIEGO ó TCU’s Joseph Turner dove into the end zone for the winning TD, and LaDainian Tomlinson went nuts on the sideline.
It was a good night to be a Horned Frog, current and past.
Turner’s 17-yard run midway through the fourth quarter gave the No. 11 Horned Frogs their first lead of the night, which they preserved for a 17-16 victory over No. 9 and previously undefeated Boise State in the Poinsettia Bowl.
Boise State (12-1) was trying to finish 13-0 for the second time in three seasons. It took a 10-0 lead, but its high-scoring offense bogged down against TCU (11-2).
OXFORD, Ohio ó Notre Dame offensive coordinator Mike Haywood was hired as the coach at Miami, which went 2-10 this season.
He becomes the sixth black coach among the 119 FBS schools.
COLUMBIA, S.C. ó Reserve defensive back Sadat Chambers was arrested for driving with a suspended license near his home.
AP COACH OF THE YEAR
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. ó Alabama’s Nick Saban won for the second time, beating out Texas Tech’s Mike Leach, Utah’s Kyle Whittingham and Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson.