Alamo Bowl 2012: Texas' 5 Keys to Victory over Oregon State

« Prev
1 of 6
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
Alamo Bowl 2012: Texas' 5 Keys to Victory over Oregon State
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Only days separate the clash between the No. 23 Texas Longhorns (8-4, 5-4) and the No. 13 Oregon State Beavers (9-3, 6-3) in the 2012 Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, and the matchup features two teams with plenty to play for come Saturday evening.

The Beavers are looking to cap off a fantastic surge in 2012. After finishing 2011 with a 3-9 mark, OSU has a chance to reach the 10-win plateau against one of college football's most storied programs.

The Longhorns can soothe themselves with a win to finish a roller coaster season. Since losing the 2009 BCS Championship Game, Texas is a mere 21-16 over that span. But as the rebuild continues for Mack Brown's Longhorns, a second trip to the Alamo Bowl can be another stepping stone back to the top.

Here is a breakdown of five keys to the game on Saturday.

Begin Slideshow »

Follow Baylor Football from B/R on Facebook

Follow Baylor Football from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Baylor Football

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.