The stage is set for the 2012 Alamo Bowl with the No. 23 Texas Longhorns facing the No. 13 Oregon State Beavers. Judging by the disparity in proven talent between the two teams, Longhorn fans could be disappointed at the end of their team's last game of the season.
This past week the Big 12 released its all-conference teams for the 2012 season. The Longhorns had only two players on the All-Big 12 First Team and Second Team combined, the lowest representation of any school in the conference.
The Pac-12 also released its all-conference teams for the season about two weeks ago. The Beavers, on the other hand, had three players on the First Team alone and had four all-conference players in total.
This may or not be a sign of the times but the main point here is that the Beavers field more talent than the Longhorns, who are going to have to play their best to win this game. What is even scarier for Texas fans is that comparing these two starting lineups the 'Horns have an advantage at only five individual positions.
Here are those five Longhorn players and what they can do to give their team the best chance to win on December 29 in San Antonio.