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2013 Alamo Bowl Preview

The 2013 Alamo Bowl will be played on Monday, December 30th at 5:45pm CST between the Texas Longhorns and the Oregon Ducks. The Longhorns come into the game after a pretty eventful last month. After a tumultuous start, Texas had a chance to win the Big 12 championship with a victory in a very cold Waco, but the Bears proved to be too much. Now, just a few weeks before the game, long-time Longhorns head coach Mack Brown has announced the Alamo Bowl will be his very last game at the helm in Austin. Texas has turned it around on the defensive side of the ball after poor showings against BYU and Ole Miss, and won the biggest game of the season over Oklahoma in Dallas.

Oregon was picked by many to be in the final BCS National Championship game, but they stumbled against Stanford once again to not only get knocked out of the title race, but the Pac-12 championship game as well. The Ducks are 10-2, ranked #10 in the country and are looking to prove they should have been picked as an at-large team in the BCS. The offense, led by Marcus Mariota, is electric and will give the Longhorns all they can handle in San Antonio.

2012 Alamo Bowl Game Preview:
T he Alamo Bowl is played in San Antonio, Texas, and will feature the Texas Longhorns against the Oregon State Beavers in 2012. The Longhorns won their first four before losing to rival OU and West Virginia. They won another four consecutive but stumbled to the finish line so the Alamo Bowl will be their chance to end the season with a bang and give the Longhorn faithful a lot to look forward to in 2013.. The Beavers won their first six games and were a top 10 team before a loss at Washington. Both teams have a lot to prove with only one game left to do it.

The Longhorns will draw a big crowd so make sure to pick your seat early as downtown San Antonio is the scene for some top college football action.

2011 Alamo Bowl Game Preview:
The Valero Alamo Bowl promises to be one of the most electrifying bowl games this season. The Alamo Bowl matches up the upstart Baylor Bears against the recharged Washington Huskies. Baylor comes in with a 9-3 record and huge wins over Oklahoma, Texas and TCU. The Bears have one of the most exciting players in college football, Robert Griffin III, at Quarterback. RGIII is one of the leading candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Washington is led by Sophomore quarterback, Keith Price, who put up big numbers in helping the Huskies to a 7-5 record. This matchup is just steps from the Riverwalk in San Antonio and sure to be one of the highest scoring bowl games this season.

2010 Alamo Bowl Game Preview:
The 2010 Alamo Bowl is a matchup of two of the most exciting teams in college football. The Oklahoma State Cowboys will represent the Big 12 Conference against the Arizona Wildcats from the Pac 10 Conference. The 2010 game will be December 29th at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This year’s game is the 18th Alamo Bowl in the history of the bowl game.

The Cowboys and the Wildcats both have offenses ranked in the top 30 in the country. Oklahoma State has averaged 537.6 yards per game this season which makes them the 6th ranked offense in Division 1 college football.  OSU is led by junior quarterback Brandon Weeden, senior running back Kendall Hunter and sophomore wide out Justin Blackmon. Blackmon has 18 touchdowns this season and is a top candidate for the Biletnikoff Award which is given to the top receiver in college football. Arizona’s offense is guided by quarterback and native Texan, Nick Foles.  Foles played his high school football at Westlake High School, which is located 1.5 hours from the Alamodome.

While the offenses might be the talk heading into the game, it is the defenses that will likely decide the winner of the 2010 Alamo Bowl.  Arizona head coach Mike Stoops is a defensive guru since his days with the Oklahoma Sooners. Stoops can likely get tips on the Cowboys from his brother, Bob, who is the head coach at Oklahoma. OSU defense has been salty in 2010 and currently ranks in the top 5 in turnovers gained.

San Antonio is the host city for the 2010 Alamo Bowl and always puts on a great party. The Alamodome is located steps away from the famed Riverwalk area of San Antonio, which is lined up with great bars, restaurants and hotels. The Dome is also next to Celebration Station, which is an entertainment area with more great food and drinks. So if you are in the fence, then get off of it and head down to San Antonio to watch a great 2010 Alamo Bowl Game between Oklahoma State and Arizona.

2009 Alamo Bowl Game Preview:
The 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl will matchup two great college football teams. The Michigan State Spartans will travel to the Alamodome to face the Texas Tech Red Raiders. While Texas Tech will have the home state advantage, playing in San Antonio, MSU brings a Big 10 toughened team to face them. Expect Texas Tech to be firing on all cylinders when they hit the Riverwalk for the 2010 Alamo Bowl.

2008 Alamo Bowl Game Preview:
San Antonio Texas is going to be wild this year when the Alamo Bowl game rolls through. Tailgates, fajitas and Tejano music will fill the expansive routes of the San Antonio Riverwalk. The Alamo Bowl has been played in historic San Antonio, Texas since 1993, and has played host to several top notch college football programs. Grab a pair of Alamo Bowl tickets and see the Missouri Tigers vs. the Northwestern Wildcats battle it out at the Alamodome during the holidays. This is going to be a bowl game you don't want to miss!

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