By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Cheez-It Bowl was a turnover fest. Yet, the TCU Horned Frogs defeated the California Golden Bears, 10-7, at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Horned Frogs improved to 7-6 on the season. They have won their last three games.
TCU improved to 17-16-1 all-time in Bowl games with the win. They have now won two straight Bowl games.
The Golden Bears fell to 7-6 on the season. They have lost their last two games of the season.
California fell to 11-11-1 all-time in Bowl games with the loss. They had their one-game Bowl win streak snapped with the loss.
Horned Frogs quarterback Grayson Muehlstein went 7 of 20 for 27 yards. He also had four interceptions.
Sewo Olonilua had 32 carries for 194 yards and a touchdown. Emari Demercado had 13 carries for 51 yards.
Jaelen Austin had a 15 yard reception.
Golden Bears quarterback Chase Garbers went 12 of 19 for 93 yards. He had three interceptions.
Backup Chase Forrest went 5 of 14 for 71 yards. He also had two interceptions.
Christopher Brown Jr. had 14 carries for 57 yards. Patrick Laird had seven carries for 29 yards. Garbers had seven carries for 23 yards and a touchdown.
Kanawai Noa had two receptions for 43 yards. Maurice Ways had three receptions for 37 yards and Jordan Duncan had a 33-yard reception.
TCU scored 10 points in the second half and overtime. Olonilua scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.
Jonathan Song made the game-winning 27-yard field goal in overtime.
The Golden Bears led 7-0 at halftime. Garbers scored on a four-yard rushing touchdown.