CORVALLIS — Sean Mannion fancies himself a football junkie, which means the sophomore quarterback takes pride in knowing a lot about college football around the nation. He pays attention to games and stats, and can talk knowledgeably about some of the best players across the country. But with that being said, even he doesn’t know all the similarities the No. 15 Beavers (9-3) share with the Texas Longhorns (8-4). They might not be mirror images of each other, but when Oregon State and Texas meet in San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29, the parallels can’t be ignored...
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