Venue: Valero Alamo Bowl
When: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 9 p.m. ET ( ESPN )
Where: San Antonio, Texas - Alamodome
Who: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Colorado Buffaloes
The way the bowl season worked out this season, it was really tough to pit Top 25 teams against each other. The Alamo Bowl though, is an exception to the rule, and it's going to be one of the most looked forward to bowl games of the season as we see it. The Colorado Buffaloes and Oklahoma State Cowboys were both second best in their own conferences, and though neither one was quite good enough to get into the New Year's Six, the consolation of playing against each other in the Alamo Bowl is pretty darn good.
The Buffs finished with 10 wins this season and were beaten merely by USC, Washington and Michigan, all teams of which are playing in the New Year's Six. Senior quarterback Sefo Liufau has been through the ringer with this team, and this was his reward after three years of suffering. Colorado had such a hard time winning conference games before this year, and just to be in the Pac-12 Championship Game had to be a thrill. But keep in mind that Oklahoma State should have won 10 games as well, as we all know that game against Central Michigan ultimately was won had the refs gotten the ruling right before the "Hail Mary and Lateral" on the field. The Cowboys didn't play nearly as tough of a schedule as did CU, but they're going to be game for this fight in San Antonio.
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The Alamodome in San Antonio, TX will be the host site for the Valero Alamo Bowl.
Opening Line: Colorado -2.5
Preview: The No. 10 Colorado Buffaloes take on the No. 12 Oklahoma State Cowboys in the 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl in a matchup of former Big 12 foes. Both teams are coming off losses that cost them a conference championship. Colorado got crushed, 41-10 by Washington and Oklahoma State was mauled by cross-state rival Oklahoma, 38-20. Both teams have a chance to get back in the win column and more importantly finish the year as a top ten team. Continue...
Who will win the Valero Alamo Bowl Classic in 2016?
The 2016 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 29, 2016 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|
*Note: All times Eastern
|New Mexico Bowl||Dec. 17||2 p.m.||Albuquerque, N.M.||New Mexico vs. UTSA|
|Las Vegas Bowl||Dec. 17||3:30 p.m.||Las Vegas, Nev.||Houston vs. San Diego St.|
|Camellia Bowl||Dec. 17||5:30 p.m.||Montgomery, Ala.||Appalachian St. vs. Toledo|
|Cure Bowl||Dec. 17||5:30 p.m.||Orlando, Fla.||Arkansas St. vs. UCF|
|New Orleans Bowl||Dec. 17||9 p.m.||New Orleans, La.||Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Southern Mississippi|
|Miami Beach Bowl||Dec. 19||2:30 p.m.||Miami, Fla.||Central Michigan vs. Tulsa|
|Boca Raton Bowl||Dec. 20||7 p.m.||Boca Raton, Fla.||West. Kentucky vs. Memphis|
|Poinsettia Bowl||Dec. 21||9 p.m.||San Diego, Calif.||BYU vs. Wyoming|
|Potato Bowl||Dec. 22||7 p.m.||Boise, Idaho||Colorado St. vs. Idaho|
|Bahamas Bowl||Dec. 23||1 p.m.||Nassau, Bahamas||Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion|
|Armed Forces Bowl||Dec. 23||4:30 p.m.||Fort Worth, Tex.||Louisiana Tech vs. Navy|
|Dollar General||Dec. 23||8 p.m.||Mobile, Ala.||Ohio vs. Troy|
|Hawaii Bowl||Dec. 24||8 p.m.||Honolulu, Hawaii||Hawaii vs. Middle Tennessee|
|St. Petersburg Bowl||Dec. 26||11 a.m.||St. Petersburg, Fla.||Miami (OH) vs. Mississippi St.|
|Quick Lane Bowl||Dec. 26||2:30 p.m.||Detroit, Mich.||Boston College vs. Maryland|
|Independence Bowl||Dec. 26||5 p.m.||Shreveport, La.||NC State vs. Vanderbilt|
|Heart of Dallas Bowl||Dec. 27||Noon||Dallas, Texas||Army vs. North Texas|
|Military Bowl||Dec. 27||3:30 p.m.||Annapolis, Md.||Temple vs. Wake Forest|
|Holiday Bowl||Dec. 27||7 p.m.||San Diego, Calif.||Minnesota vs. Wash. St.|
|Cactus Bowl||Dec. 27||10:15 p.m.||Phoenix, Ariz.||Baylor vs. Boise State|
|Pinstripe Bowl||Dec. 28||2 p.m.||New York, NY||Northwestern vs. Pittsburgh|
|Russell Athletic Bowl||Dec. 28||5:30 p.m.||Orlando, Fla.||Miami (Fla.) vs. West Virginia|
|Foster Farms Bowl||Dec. 28||8:30 p.m.||Santa Clara, Calif.||Indiana vs. Utah|
|Texas||Dec. 28||9 p.m.||Houston, Texas||Kansas St. vs. Texas A&M|
|Birmingham Bowl||Dec. 29||2 p.m.||Birmingham, Ala.||South Carolina vs. South Fla.|
|Belk Bowl||Dec. 29||5:30 p.m.||Charlotte, N.C.||Arkansas vs. Virginia Tech|
|Alamo Bowl||Dec. 29||9 p.m.||San Antonio, Texas||Colorado vs. Oklahoma St.|
|Arizona||Dec. 30||5:30 p.m.||Tucson, Ariz.||Air Force vs. South Alabama|
|Liberty Bowl||Dec. 30||Noon||Memphis, Tenn.||Georgia vs. TCU|
|Sun Bowl||Dec. 30||2 p.m.||El Paso, Texas||North Carolina vs. Stanford|
|Music City Bowl||Dec. 30||3:30 p.m.||Nashville, Tenn.||Nebraska vs. Tennessee|
|Orange Bowl||Dec. 30||8 p.m.||Miami Gardens, Fla.||Florida State vs. Michigan|
|Peach Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal||Dec. 31||3 p.m.||Atlanta, Ga.||Alabama vs. Washington|
|Fiesta Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal||Dec. 31||7 p.m.||Glendale, Ariz.||Clemson vs. Ohio State|
|TaxSlayer Bowl||Dec. 31||11 a.m.||Jacksonville, Fla.||Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky|
|Citrus Bowl||Dec. 31||11 a.m.||Orlando, Fla.||Louisville vs. LSU|
|Outback Bowl||Jan. 2||1 p.m.||Tampa, Fla.||Florida vs. Iowa|
|Cotton Bowl||Jan. 2||1 p.m.||Arlington, Texas||Western Mich. vs. Wisconsin|
|Rose Bowl||Jan. 2||5 p.m.||Pasadena, Calif.||Penn State vs. USC|
|Sugar Bowl||Jan. 2||8:30 p.m.||New Orleans, La.||Auburn vs. Oklahoma|
|CFP National Championship||Jan. 9||TBD||Tampa, Fla.||Peach Winner vs. Fiesta Winner|
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