When: December 28, 2017 - 9 p.m. ET ( ESPN )
Where: San Antonio, Texas - Alamodome
Who: Stanford Cardinal Vs. TCU Horned Frogs
The Big XII and the Pac-12 are notorious rivals in the bowl season, and the Stanford/TCU matchup is certainly one of the best we have of the entire campaign at the Alamo Bowl.
The Cardinal had an odd season this year. David Shaw's club won nine games in spite of the fact that it never did find a legitimate quarterback this season.
Yet you could also say that Stanford lost four times in spite of the fact that it had a running back who is going to end up over 2,000 rushing yards and was a Heisman Trophy finalist.
In fairness to the Cardinal, they were only beaten by three points in three separate games this season, Then again, they barely snuck past lowly Oregon State and probably should have lost to Utah as well. In the end, Stanford did get to the Pac-12 Championship Game, but it was beaten by USC for the second time on the campaign at Levi's Stadium.
TCU was also beaten twice by a team this season, though its two losses to Oklahoma seem to sit a lot better. The Frogs were good this year, but they probably shouldn't have lost to Iowa State back on October 28. Take that defeat away, and what's left is a pretty darn good season complete with wins over Oklahoma State and Kansas State on the road and West Virginia and Texas at home.
TCU won the Alamo Bowl two years ago when Gary Patterson took it here after a 10-win season. This is the third 10-win year since 2014 for the Horned Frogs.
Stanford was a notoriously bad football team for years, but it has now been to a bowl game for nine straight seasons. In that stretch, Shaw has led the team to three straight wins in the Foster Farms Bowl, the Rose Bowl and the Sun Bowl leading into this season.
Opening Line: TCU -2.5
Preview: It is a matchup of top 15 teams in the Alamo Bowl on Thursday, December 28, as the No. 13 Stanford Cardinal takes on the No. 15 TCU Horned Frogs on ESPN. The game features two offenses that average more than 30 points per game and offenses that love to run the ball. The Cardinal have Bryce Love who ran for nearly 2,000 yards, while TCU has four players who rushed for over 250 yards, including quarterback Kenny Hill. The Horned Frogs are listed as slight favorites in this contest. Continue...
Who will win the Valero Alamo Bowl Classic in 2017?
The Valero Alamo Bowl is hosted by the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
This non CFP Bowl game holds a reputation as one the biggest bowls around and is one of the most exciting bowl games on this years College bowl schedule, that is set to go on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 9 p.m. ET.
ESPN will have cameras everywhere so the rest of us can witness the College bowl betting action.
The Alamobowl always attracts top teams from NCAA Division 1, bringing their loyal sports betting fans and alumni into San Antonio to cheer their team on.
Bet on this years Alamo Bowl teams from the Big 10 and Big 12 take the field at the Alamodome in search of bragging rights and a coveted postseason title.
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December means more than Christmas lights and jingle bells to San Antonio. Since the first game in 1993, the Alamo Bowl has created excitement and pageantry in San Antonio.
The Alamo Bowl showcases two of the premier conferences in the country, the Big 12 and Big Ten, that has quickly become one of the most popular bowls in the country, producing seven of the top 20 most-watched bowl games in ESPN history.
In 2005, the MasterCard Alamo Bowl featured Nebraska and Michigan in a game that earned a 5.41 rating making it the most-watched college football game in ESPN history as more than 7.8 million viewers saw the telecast.
From record breaking performances like Nebraska's 66 points in 2000 to thrilling finishes like Drew Brees leading Purdue in an 80 yard touchdown drive to overtake Kansas State in 1998 in the final seconds, the Alamo Bowl has something for everyone.
|Date Played||Visiting Team||Home Team||Attendance|
|December 31, 1993||California||37||Iowa||3||45,716|
|December 31, 1994||(24) Washington State||10||Baylor||3||44,106|
|December 28, 1995||(14) Michigan||20||(19) Texas A&M||22||64,597|
|December 29, 1996||Texas Tech||0||(21) Iowa||27||55,677|
|December 30, 1997||(16) Purdue||33||(24) Oklahoma State||20||55,552|
|December 29, 1998||(4) Kansas State||34||Purdue||37||60,780|
|December 28, 1999||(13) Penn State||24||Texas A&M (18)||0||65,380|
|December 30, 2000||(8) Nebraska||66||(19) Northwestern||17||60,028|
|December 29, 2001||Iowa||19||Texas Tech||16||65,232|
|December 28, 2002||(14) Colorado||28||Wisconsin||31||50,690|
|December 29, 2003||Michigan State||3||(21) Nebraska||17||56,229|
|December 29, 2004||Oklahoma State||7||(19) Ohio State||33||65,265|
|December 28, 2005||(20) Michigan||28||Nebraska||32||62,016|
|December 30, 2006||(18) Texas||26||Iowa||24||65,875|
|December 29, 2007||Penn State||24||Texas A&M||17||66,166|
|December 29, 2008||Missouri||30||Northwestern||23||55,986|
|January 02, 2010||Texas Tech||41||Michigan State||31||64,757|
|December 29, 2011||Baylor||67||Washington||56||65,256|
|December 29, 2012||Texas||31||Oregon State||27||65,277|
|December 30, 2013||Oregon||30||Texas||7||65,918|
|BOWL||DATE||TIME / TV||LOCATION||MATCHUP|
|CELEBRATION BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||12 p.m. ET on ABC||Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia||North Carolina A&T vs Grambling State|
|NEW ORLEANS BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||1 p.m. ET on ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana||Troy vs North Texas|
|CURE BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||2:30 p.m. ET on CBS||Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida||Georgia State vs Western Kentucky|
|LAS VEGAS BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||3:30 p.m. ET on ABC||Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada||Oregon vs No. 25 Boise State|
|NEW MEXICO BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM||Marshall vs Colorado State|
|CAMELLIA BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama||Middle Tennessee vs Arkansas State|
|BOCA RATON BOWL||Dec. 19, 2017||7 p.m. ET on ESPN||FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida||Akron vs Florida Atlantic|
|FRISCO BOWL||Dec. 20, 2017||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas||SMU vs Louisiana Tech|
|GASPARILLA BOWL||Dec. 21, 2017||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida||Temple vs Florida International|
|BAHAMAS BOWL||Dec. 22, 2017||12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas||UAB vs Ohio|
|FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL||Dec. 22, 2017||4 p.m. ET on ESPN||Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho||Wyoming vs Central Michigan|
|BIRMINGHAM BOWL||Dec. 23, 2017||12 p.m. ET on ESPN||Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama||Texas Tech vs South Florida|
|ARMED FORCES BOWL||Dec. 23, 2017||3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas||Army vs San Diego State|
|DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL||Dec. 23, 2017||7 p.m. ET on ESPN||Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama||Appalachian State vs Toledo|
|HAWAI'I BOWL||Dec. 24, 2017||8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawai'i||Fresno State vs Houston|
|HEART OF DALLAS BOWL||Dec. 26, 2017||1:20 p.m. ET on ESPN||Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas||Utah vs West Virginia|
|QUICK LANE BOWL||Dec. 26, 2017||5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN||Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan||Duke vs Northern Illinois|
|CACTUS BOWL||Dec. 26, 2017||10 p.m. ET on ESPN||Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona||Kansas State vs UCLA|
|INDEPENDENCE BOWL||Dec. 27, 2017||1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana||Florida State vs Southern Miss|
|PINSTRIPE BOWL||Dec. 27, 2017||5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN||Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York||Boston College vs Iowa|
|FOSTER FARMS BOWL||Dec. 27, 2017||8:30 p.m. ET on FOX||Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California||Arizona vs Purdue|
|TEXAS BOWL||Dec. 27, 2017||9 p.m. ET on ESPN||NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas||Texas vs Missouri|
|MILITARY BOWL||Dec. 28, 2017||1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland||Virginia vs Navy|
|CAMPING WORLD BOWL||Dec. 28, 2017||5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN||Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida||Oklahoma State vs Virginia Tech|
|ALAMO BOWL||Dec. 28, 2017||9 p.m. ET on ESPN||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas||Stanford vs TCU|
|HOLIDAY BOWL||Dec. 28, 2017||9 p.m. ET on FOX||Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California||Michigan State vs Washington State|
|BELK BOWL||Dec. 29, 2017||1 p.m. ET on ESPN||Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina||Wake Forest vs Texas A&M|
|SUN BOWL||Dec. 29, 2017||2 p.m. ET on CBS||Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas||NC State vs Arizona State|
|MUSIC CITY BOWL||Dec. 29, 2017||4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee||Kentucky vs Northwestern|
|ARIZONA BOWL||Dec. 29, 2017||5:30 p.m. ET on CBS||Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona||Utah State vs New Mexico State|
|COTTON BOWL CLASSIC||Dec. 29, 2017||8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas||USC vs Ohio State|
|TAXSLAYER BOWL||Dec. 30, 2017||12 p.m. ET||EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida||Louisville vs Mississippi State|
|LIBERTY BOWL||Dec. 30, 2017||12:30 p.m. ET on ABC||Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee||Iowa State vs Memphis|
|FIESTA BOWL||Dec. 30, 2017||4 p.m. ET on ESPN||University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona||Washington vs Penn State|
|ORANGE BOWL||Dec. 30, 2017||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida||Wisconsin vs Miami|
|OUTBACK BOWL||Jan. 1, 2018||12 p.m. ET on ESPN2||Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida||Michigan vs South Carolina|
|PEACH BOWL||Jan. 1, 2018||12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia||Auburn vs UCF|
|CITRUS BOWL||Jan. 1, 2018||1 p.m. ET on ABC||Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida||Notre Dame vs LSU|
|ROSE BOWL (CFP SEMIFINAL)||Jan. 1, 2018||5 p.m. ET on ESPN||Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California||No. 2 Oklahoma vs No. 3 Georgia|
|SUGAR BOWL (CFP SEMIFINAL)||Jan. 1, 2018||8:45 p.m. ET on ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana||No. 1 Clemson vs No. 4 Alabama|
|NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP||Jan. 8, 2018||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia||TBD vs TBD|
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