Who: No. 23 Texas Longhorns (8-4, 5-4 Big 12) vs. No. 13 Oregon State Beavers (9-3, 6-3 Pac-12)
When: Saturday, Dec 29 at 6:45 PM EDT
Where: Alamodome (San Antonio, TX)
Line: Oregon State by 2
Two teams headed in very different directions clash in San Antonio as the No. 13 Oregon State Beavers look to send the No. 23 Texas Longhorns into a further tailspin in the Alamo Bowl.
Each of these teams has been quite the surprise in the college football landscape but for very different reasons. The Longhorns—picked by many to win the Big 12—sputtered for the third consecutive season behind an underachieving defense and underwhelming quarterback play. On the other hand the Beavers, normally an afterthought in the high-profile Pac-12, earned everything they got after winning their first six games.
This is a game that Texas and its coaching staff desperately need to keep a frustrated fanbase at bay for one more season. Not to mention the recruiting hit they could take in losing to a team that is built largely on 3-star recruits. But they certainly have their work cut out for them against a very well-rounded Oregon State team.
Here is the complete preview for the 2012 Alamo Bowl.