Those of us in withdrawal from the regular season undoubtedly tuned into the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl last night before losing interest around halftime when TCU led 16-0. For those who didn't get a chance to check the paper for the boxscore this morning, the final was 37-7 (NIU's sole score was a blocked punt returned for a TD) and Garrett Wolfe ended with 28 yards on 20 carries.
Some Things We Learned
- One of the most awkward sentences in college football: The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl is brought to you by San Diego County Credit Union.
- TCU really got the shaft when the SWC broke up. They should be laboring in the bottom third of the Big XII instead of coasting at the top of the Mountain West.
- It looks like Garrett Wolfe couldn't handle a whole 12-13 game season. A late spike against Central and Eastern Michigan was all but negated by a poor bowl performance. Perhaps his best chance in the NFL is as a complimentary back, who can come out of the backfield and catch the ball, not as a featured back.
NIU coach Joe Novak after the game on what halftime adjustments he made: "We tried to get a first down. We didn't do very well at that."