While repeating the record-breaking performance at last year's Alamo Bowl is unlikely, this year's 20th edition of the game is bound to be an intriguing one, as the Big 12's Texas Longhorns will take on the Pac-12's Oregon State Beavers on Dec. 29.
The Beavers enter the meeting after recording a big turnaround 2012. Oregon State won six more games this year than last year, tied for the biggest turnaround in the nation. Texas started the season on a four-game winning streak before splitting their last eight contests to reach the Alamo Bowl.
Both teams might look for the offensive firepower that the Washington Huskies and Baylor Bears displayed in last year's Alamo Bowl, where the two teams set records for combined points, yards and touchdowns in Baylor's 67-56 victory.
Texas is led by quarterback David Ash, who threw for 17 touchdowns, and receiver Mike Davis, who caught 54 balls for 909 yards.
Oregon State comes in to the game on the heels of a bit of a quarterback controversy after Cody Vaz stepped in and took over for Sean Mannion after a midseason injury and led the Beavers efficiently. When Mannion returned from injury, he threw four interceptions in his first game back, and the two split time in the team's season finale.
Game date and time
December 29, 3:45 p.m. PST
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
This should be a close one as Oregon State is favored by just two points against the Longhorns.
Last year’s game
Baylor Bears 67 vs. Washington Huskies 56
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