You'll Tell Your Kids About the 2018 Cheez-It Bowl Between TCU and Cal, Which Featured Nine Combined Interceptions

By Kevin Harrish on December 27, 2018 at 1:01 am
There is no greater trophy.
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If you went to bed early on Wednesday night, you missed an absolute banger of a game between TCU and Cal in the Cheez-It Bowl.

The Horned Frogs battled back from what appeared to be an insurmountable 7-0 fourth quarter lead to win 10-7 in overtime.

Highlights included:

  • Nine combined interceptions
  • TCU's starting quarterback finishing regulation with a negative quarterback rating and the Horned Frogs giving snaps to a fellow with nerve damage in his foot instead.
  • Fewer points scored in regulation (14) than there are varieties of Cheez-Its (16).
  • TCU switching kickers in the middle of a timeout before the would-be game-winning field goal at the end of regulation, which they of course missed
  • A 300-lb Cal offensive lineman running down a defensive back after an overtime interception to help save the game.
  • TCU's SID falling onto the field, forcing the Horned frogs to start an overtime possession at the 40-yard line.
  • The trophy was literally filled with Cheez-Its, and the TCU players celebrated with boxes of Cheez-Its on the field after the game.

It's not totally fair that this abomination of a game got to go to overtime when another perfectly fine game didn't even make it out of the first quarter before it got cancelled, but I'm not at all mad about it. I'm going to tell my children about this beautiful disaster.

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