. 1 The 2018 Cheez-It Bowl, a real football game, ends because TCU scored twice, while Cal only scored once.
It went to overtime and still only had that many scores. But that barely tells the tale.
2. We all knew we were in a treat because of the total cost of this thing was all of 38.5.
That's less than half as many points as are anticipated in the Alabama Oklahoma Orange Bowl.
( Both teams are now pretty good at defense.)
3. There were six interceptions in the first half alone.
That put us on pace for the all-time bowl record, set by Arizona and Auburn in the 1
4. By the time we hit seven INTs, two of those INTs came on the same QB.
All Grayson Muehlstein wants to do throw picks, whether permitted or not. ALL PICKS ARE LEGAL.
TCU's quarterback has now received thrown interceptions
b) after crossing the line of scrimmage
HE DOES NOT NEED YOUR RULES, JUST LET HIM THROW INTERCEPTIONS
– Rodger Sherman (@rodger) December 27, 2018
So, history was made.
Tonight's 7 INTs has broken Cheez-It Bowl's most recent INTs in a game. Record was 97 game between Arizona and New Mexico. That game had 6.
Jaylinn Hawkins has broken the Cheez-It bowl record for INTs with 3.
– GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) December 27, 2018
5. A Cal QB change (amid all the INTs) gave us this completely bizarre moment: when the only two QBs in the Power 5 who stayed with the same school through their years of age did not start.
. 6 The graphics were clearly crying out for help throughout the night.
7. Side discussion: colleague Richard Johnson suffered a ludicrously bad beat in the third quarter. He quite reasonably bets team would score in that period.
TCU broke a 58-yard punt return and then converted a fourth-and-two with 24 seconds left in the third.
It returned to its place on the other side.
Upon returning, ESPN discovered it 'd landed in the third quarter. The play had been reviewed, unbeknownst to anyone outside the stadium. Olonilua had scored.
Even when this game had points, they arrived via rifts in the universe.
8. TCU put in a QB with drop foot, a condition "caused by weakness or paralysis of the muscles involved in the lifting of the front part of the foot," by the Mayo Clinic.
The words "he does not have full use of one of his feet "was uttered by the broadcast booth regarding Justin Rogers.
9. What the shit is happening?
10. TCU came to its senses and put it back in the QB who'd thrown four interceptions but was in charge of both his feet.
Please do not have people with any word of the word "paralysis" play sports, even if the Cheez-It Bowl trophy is at stake.
11. Calthrew a fourth interception, officially getting to the bottom of the game and playing it in the NCAA's bowl record book.
12.  He later ran for the two yards that would help set up the potential winning goal's angle, so I think this is extra fair.
. 13 TCU used a decoy kicker at the buzzer to foil Cal's attempt
Missed it, though.
No, this happened. I promise.
This is a beautiful game that went to overtime.
College football diehards:
College football diehards: * pounding their tables, baying and oinking for overtime *
– hunter (@ekooCretnuH) December 27, 2018
15. Cheek-It Bowl.
Alas, that would've been far too poetic.
sixteenth At least TCU killing Cal's possession gave the Frogs a chance to win it with one play, right?
No. TCU also had a sideline bias during the game's ninth interception, pushing its OT drive back to the 40th instead of the 25th.
What the misdeed? A TCU staffer toppling over a yard marker about a mile behind the action:
As a commissioner, official, and ex-rules committee member, I've seen some crazy things on a football field. However, the #CheezeItBowl has jumped the shark with the SID taking a justified sideline interference penalty. Crazy stuff. pic.twitter.com/6tVmozr0Rr
– Will Prewitt (@GAC_Commish) December 27, 2018
Forty is way too many yards for anyone in the 2018 Cheez-It bowl to traverse, so hope what lost a little. But TCU got some yards!
Yes, of course Cal iced him again.
THE SONG WAS SUNG.
THE HORNED FROGS, WHO THREW FOR ONLY 28 YARDS ALL GAME LONG, BECAME THE GODS OF CHEEZ.
TCU finally wins bowl game in Phoenix. More amazing? Frogs now 9-0 when throwing for less than 100 yards in Gary Patterson era.
– Drew Davison (@drewdavison) December 27, 2018
18. It's called the Cheez-It Bowl.
That's the real name of a sporting event!