Early in the game the TCU Horned Frogs missed an extra point and in nearly came back to bite them in this game, but they went for a two-point conversion to tie the game at 28 apiece. The Boise St. Broncos came back and drove down the field which was thought to be the game winning drive and lead 35-28 with 12 minutes left due to Boise State stopping the TCU offense.
However, Boise State running back D.J. Harper went out with an injury and his replacement Drew Wright fumbled the ball with under three minutes left . TCU then took advantage and drove the ball down the field to score the touchdown on a 25-yard pass to Brandon Carter. TCU then surprised everyone by going for a two-point conversion which would give TCU a one-point lead. TCU made the conversion pass to Josh Boyce to go up 36-35.