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This article is about the college football game that began in 1993. For the 1947 game of the same name, see Alamo Bowl (1947).
Alamo Bowl
Valero Alamo Bowl
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Stadium Alamodome
Location San Antonio, Texas
Operated 1993–present
Conference tie-ins Big 12 (1995–present)
Pac-12 (1993–1994; 2010–present)
Previous conference tie-ins Southwest (1993–1994)
Big Ten (1995–2009)
Payout US$3,825,000 (As of 2015)
Sponsors
Builders Square (1993–1998)
Sylvania (1999–2001)
MasterCard (2002–2005)
Valero Energy Corporation (2007–present)
Former names
Builders Square Alamo Bowl (1993–1998)
Sylvania Alamo Bowl (1999–2001)
Alamo Bowl Presented By MasterCard (2002)
MasterCard Alamo Bowl (2003–2005)
Alamo Bowl (2006)
January 2016 matchup
Oregon vs. TCU (TCU 47–41)
December 2016 matchup
Colorado vs. Oklahoma State (December 29, 2016)

The Alamo Bowl is a NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision college football bowl game played annually since 1993 in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The current champions are the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Since 2010 it matches the second choice team from the Pac-12 Conference and the third choice team from the Big 12 Conference.

Traditionally, the Alamo Bowl has been played in December, although there have been three instance where it was played in January; the games following the 2009, 2014, and 2015 seasons were played early in the next calendar year.

History[edit]

The game was previously known as the Builders Square Alamo Bowl (1993–1998), the Sylvania Alamo Bowl (1999–2001) and the MasterCard Alamo Bowl (2002–2005). The logo of the event has evolved to reflect the changes in sponsorship. On May 24, 2007 the Alamo Bowl announced a partnership with San Antonio-based Valero Energy Corporation, and thus the bowl's full name was changed to the Valero Alamo Bowl.

The game originally gave an automatic invite to a team from the now-defunct Southwest Conference (SWC). However, in 1993, only two of the eight SWC teams finished with the necessary 6 wins against Division I-A teams to become bowl-eligible (and those two teams were already committed to other bowls). The Alamo Bowl invited the Iowa Hawkeyes instead. The SWC was able to provide teams for the next two seasons (Baylor Bears in 1994 and Texas A&M Aggies in 1995) before the conference disbanded.

During the 1996 Alamo Bowl, the Iowa Hawkeyes wore plain black helmets (removing their tigerhawk logo and gold stripe) in honor of linebacker Mark Mitchell's mother, who died in a car accident while traveling to San Antonio for the game.

The 2002 Alamo Bowl played between the Colorado Buffaloes and Wisconsin Badgers was the first Alamo Bowl to go into overtime, with the unranked Badgers defeating the No. 14 ranked Buffaloes after kicking a field goal to win 31–28, completing a perfect non-conference schedule at 6-0 (the Badgers finished with a 2-6 record in the Big Ten). The 2008 Alamo Bowl between the Missouri Tigers and Northwestern Wildcats also went into overtime, with the Tigers defeating the Wildcats 30–23.

The 2005 Alamo Bowl ended in what is described as one of the most controversial plays in bowl game history,[1] a multi-lateral play in which almost the entire Nebraska Cornhuskers team and coaching staff and half of the Michigan Wolverines sideline entered onto the field, and the Cornhuskers gave their coach the Gatorade Dunk before the play was blown dead, bringing up memories of 1982's "The Play", 2000's "Music City Miracle", and 2002's "Bluegrass Miracle".

The 2007 Alamo Bowl between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Texas A&M Aggies was attended by 66,166, which set an Alamodome facility-record crowd for a sporting event, breaking the previous game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and Texas Longhorns. The Nittany Lions won the game 24–17.[1][2]

The Alamo Bowl has sold out seven of its sixteen games (1995, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2011).[3]

On August 28, 2009, the Alamo Bowl organizers announced they had reached an agreement with the then Pac-10 Conference to replace the Big Ten Conference in the Alamo Bowl. Under the terms of the agreement, the now Pac-12 Conference's (Pac-12) second-choice team earns a bid to the Alamo Bowl. The agreement took effect beginning with the 2010 college football season.[4] The Pac-12's second-choice team was previously contracted to play in the Holiday Bowl against the third choice from the Big 12. The Big 12's third choice also moved to the Alamo Bowl, and the Holiday Bowl now gets third choice of team from the Pac-12 and the fourth choice from the Big 10.

In the 2011 Alamo Bowl the Baylor Bears and Washington Huskies combined to score 123 points, breaking the record for the most points scored in a bowl game in college football history. Baylor won the game 67-56. The 2011 game was also the first Alamo Bowl to feature the season's Heisman Trophy winner, Baylor's Robert Griffin III.

Media coverage[edit]

The Alamo Bowl has produced eight of the top 20 most-watched bowl games in ESPN history. In 2006, the Alamo Bowl featured the Texas Longhorns and the Iowa Hawkeyes in a game that earned a 6.0 rating, making it the most-watched college football game in ESPN history as more than 8.83 million viewers saw the telecast.[5]

Game results[edit]

Date Winning team Losing team Attendance Notes
December 31, 1993 California 37 Iowa 3 45,716 notes
December 31, 1994 #24 Washington State 10 Baylor 3 44,106 notes
December 28, 1995 #19 Texas A&M 22 #14 Michigan 20 64,597 notes
December 29, 1996 #21 Iowa 27 Texas Tech 0 55,677 notes
December 30, 1997 #16 Purdue 33 #24 Oklahoma State 20 55,552 notes
December 29, 1998 Purdue 37 #4 Kansas State 34 60,780 notes
December 28, 1999 #13 Penn State 24 #18 Texas A&M 0 65,380 notes
December 30, 2000 #8 Nebraska 66 #19 Northwestern 17 60,028 notes
December 29, 2001 Iowa 19 Texas Tech 16 65,232 notes
December 28, 2002 Wisconsin 31 #14 Colorado 28 (OT) 50,690 notes
December 29, 2003 #22 Nebraska 17 Michigan State 3 56,229 notes
December 29, 2004 #24 Ohio State 33 Oklahoma State 7 65,265 notes
December 28, 2005 Nebraska 32 #20 Michigan 28 62,016 notes
December 30, 2006 #18 Texas 26 Iowa 24 65,875[2] notes
December 29, 2007 Penn State 24 Texas A&M 17 66,166 notes
December 29, 2008 #25 Missouri 30 #22 Northwestern 23 (OT) 55,986 notes
January 2, 2010 Texas Tech 41 Michigan State 31 64,757 notes
December 29, 2010 #16 Oklahoma State 36 Arizona 10 57,593 notes
December 29, 2011 #15 Baylor 67 Washington 56 65,256 notes
December 29, 2012 #23 Texas 31 #13 Oregon State 27 65,277 notes
December 30, 2013 #10 Oregon 30 Texas 7 65,918 notes
January 2, 2015 #14 UCLA 40 #11 Kansas State 35 60,517 notes
January 2, 2016 #11 TCU 47 #15 Oregon 41 (3OT) 64,569 notes
December 29, 2016 #12 Oklahoma State 38 #10 Colorado 8 59,815 notes

MVPs[edit]

Two MVPs are selected for each game; one an offensive player, and the other a defensive player.
A Fred Jacoby Sportsmanship Award recipient is also named.

Date MVPs Team Position
December 31, 1993[6] Dave Barr California QB
Jerrott Willard California LB
Larry Blueβ Iowa DT
December 31, 1994[7] Chad Davis Washington State QB
Ron Childs Washington State LB
Adrian Robinsonβ Baylor DB
December 28, 1995[8] Kyle Bryant Texas A&M K
Keith Mitchell Texas A&M LB
Jarrett Ironsβ Michigan LB
December 29, 1996[9] Sedrick Shaw Iowa RB
Jared DeVries Iowa DL
Shane Dunnβ Texas Tech OT
December 30, 1997[10] Billy Dicken Purdue QB
Adrian Beasley Purdue S
Kevin Williamsβ Oklahoma State DB
December 29, 1998[11] Drew Brees Purdue QB
Rosevelt Colvin Purdue DE
Jarrod Cooperβ Kansas State DB
December 28, 1999[12] Rashard Casey Penn State QB
LaVar Arrington Penn State LB
Jason Websterβ Texas A&M CB
December 30, 2000[13] Dan Alexander Nebraska RB
Kyle Vanden Bosch Nebraska DL
Zak Kustokβ Northwestern QB
December 29, 2001[14] Aaron Greving Iowa RB
Derrick Pickens Iowa DL
Anton Paigeβ Texas Tech WR
December 29, 2002[15] Brooks Bollinger Wisconsin QB
Jeff Mack Wisconsin LB
Zac Colvinβ Colorado QB
December 29, 2003[16] Jammal Lord Nebraska QB
Trevor Johnson Nebraska DL
Joe Tateβ Michigan State OG
December 29, 2004[17] Ted Ginn Jr. Ohio State WR/PR/KR
Simon Fraser Ohio State DE
Donovan Woodsβ Oklahoma State QB
December 28, 2005[18] Cory Ross Nebraska RB
Leon Hall Michigan CB
Steve Breastonβ Michigan WR
December 30, 2006[19] Colt McCoy Texas QB
Aaron Ross Texas CB
Mike Elginβ Iowa OL
December 29, 2007[20] Rodney Kinlaw Penn State RB
Sean Lee Penn State LB
Mark Dodgeβ Texas A&M LB
December 29, 2008[21] Jeremy Maclin Missouri WR/PR/KR
Sean Weatherspoon Missouri LB
Rasheed Wardβ Northwestern WR
January 2, 2010[22] Taylor Potts Texas Tech QB
Jamar Wall Texas Tech CB
Ross Weaverβ Michigan State DB
December 29, 2010[23] Justin Blackmon Oklahoma State WR
Markelle Martin Oklahoma State S
David Douglasβ Arizona WR
December 29, 2011[24] Terrance Ganaway Baylor RB
Elliot Coffey Baylor LB
Senio Kelemeteβ Washington OG
December 29, 2012[25] Marquise Goodwin Texas WR
Alex Okafor Texas DE
Storm Woodsβ Oregon State RB
December 30, 2013[26] Marcus Mariota Oregon QB
Avery Patterson Oregon SS
Carrington Byndomβ Texas CB
January 2, 2015[27] Paul Perkins UCLA RB
Eric Kendricks UCLA LB
Tyler Lockettβ Kansas State WR
January 2, 2016[28] Bram Kohlhausen TCU QB
Travin Howard TCU LB
Rodney Hardrickβ Oregon LB
December 29, 2016 James Washington Oklahoma State WR
Vincent Taylor Oklahoma State DT
Sean Irwinβ Colorado TE
Fred Jacoby Sportsmanship Award recipients

Most appearances[edit]

Rank Team Appearances Record
T1 Iowa 4 2–2
T1 Oklahoma State 4 2–2
T3 Nebraska 3 3–0
T3 Texas 3 2–1
T3 Texas A&M 3 1–2
T3 Texas Tech 3 1–2
T7 Penn State 2 2–0
T7 Purdue 2 2–0
T7 Baylor 2 1–1
T7 Oregon 2 1–1
T7 Colorado 2 0–2
T7 Kansas State 2 0–2
T7 Michigan 2 0–2
T7 Michigan State 2 0–2
T7 Northwestern 2 0–2
T16 California 1 1–0
T16 Missouri 1 1–0
T16 Ohio State 1 1–0
T16 UCLA 1 1–0
T16 Washington State 1 1–0
T16 Wisconsin 1 1–0
T16 TCU 1 1–0
T16 Arizona 1 0–1
T16 Oregon State 1 0–1
T16 Washington 1 0–1

Wins by conference[edit]

Conference Wins Losses Pct.
Big 12 11 10 .524
Big Ten 8 8 .500
SWC 1 1 .500
Pac-10 / Pac-12 4 5 .444

Previous logos[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Alamo Bowl crowd sets Alamodome record". Bevo Beat (blog). December 30, 2006. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved 2006-12-30. 
  3. ^ 2006 Alamo Bowl Media Guide, pp. 1–22, (PDF), The San Antonio Bowl Association.
  4. ^ "Valero Alamo Bowl, Pacific-10 Conference agree on deal starting in 2010 season". Sports.espn.go.com. 2009-08-28. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  5. ^ 2006 Alamo Bowl ranks as ESPN's most-watched bowl game, MackBrown-TexasFootball.com, January 3, 2007.
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