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2012 Valero Alamo Bowl Media Guide TABLE OF CONTENTS: 2012-13 Bowl Schedule...................................... 2 Alamodome & Attendance Records.................. 3 Game Notes ......................................................4-5 Media Schedule ................................................6-7 Media Information .............................................8-9 Press Conference Information ......................... 10 Alamodome Map ................................................11 Final Regular Season Polls .............................. 12 ESPN TV & Radio Coverage ........................... 12 Rick’s Picks for Tops in San Antonio................ 13 Economic Impact & Scholarship Fund............ 14 Sponsors............................................................. 15 Big 12 Conference ............................................. 16 University of Texas ............................................. 17 Texas Roster..................................................18-19 Texas Pronunciation Guide............................... 19 Texas Coaching Staff......................................... 20 Texas Game Recaps....................................21-24 Pac-12 Conference ........................................... 25 Oregon State University .................................... 26 Oregon State Coaching Staff ........................... 27 Oregon State Roster ....................................28-29 Oregon State Pronunciation Guide ................. 29 Oregon State Game Recaps ......................30-33 Bowl History...................................................34-35 Past Bowl Game Recaps ............................36-42 Alamo Bowl Individual Records ....................... 43 Alamo Bowl Team Records .............................. 44 All-Time Attendance & MVPs ........................... 45 Bowl Awards & TV Ratings............................... 46

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MEDIA INFORMATION: Media Hotel/Headquarters:

Marriott Riverwalk 889 East Market St. San Antonio, Texas (210) 224-4555

Headquarters Phone: Open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

(210) 299-6586

Headquarters Fax:

(210) 299-6581

Alamodome Press Box: Game Day Only

(210) 704-6200

Alamodome Press Box Fax: Game Day Only

(210) 704-6201

Press Box Coordinators:

Doug Self Tiffany Buchanan

Headquarters Coordinator:

Albert Motz

For additional questions, contact: Doug Self at 785-640-8471


Marriott Rivercenter 101 S Bowie St San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-1000

Team Contact:

John Bianco Associate Athletics Director for Media Relations Cell Phone: (512) 748-9315

Oregon State:

Hyatt Regency 123 Losoya Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-1234

Team Contact:

Steve Fenk Associate Athletic Director, Athletic Communications Cell Phone: (541) 280-0627

CREDITS: The 2012 Valero Alamo Bowl Media Guide is a production of the Valero Alamo Bowl office. We would like to thank the Texas and Oregon State Sports Information Departments along with the Big 12 and Pac-12 Conference offices for their contributions to the 2012 Media Guide.

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2012-13 Bowl Schedule Bowl


Gildan New Mexico

Dec. 15

12:00 p.m.


Mountain West vs. Pac-12

Famous Idaho Potato

Dec. 15

3:30 p.m.


Mid-American vs. WAC

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsietta

Dec. 20

7:00 p.m.


Mountain West vs. BYU

Beef ‘O’Brady’s St. Petersburg

Dec. 21

6:30 p.m.


Big East vs. C-USA

R+L Carriers New Orleans

Dec. 22

11:00 a.m.


C-USA vs. Sun Belt

MAACO Las Vegas

Dec. 22

2:30 p.m.


Mountain West vs. Pac-12

Sheraton Hawai’i

Dec. 24

7:00 p.m.


Conference USA vs. MWC

Little Caesars Pizza

Dec. 26

7:30 p.m.


Big Ten vs. Mid-American

Military presented by Northrop Grumman

Dec. 27

2:00 p.m.


ACC vs. Army


Dec. 27

5:30 p.m.


ACC vs. Big East

Bridgepoint Education Holiday

Dec. 27

8:45 p.m.


Big 12 vs. Pac-12

AdvoCare V100 Independence

Dec. 28

1:00 p.m.



Russell Athletic

Dec. 28

4:30 p.m.


ACC vs. Big East

Meineke Car Care of Texas

Dec. 28

8:00 p.m.


Big Ten vs. Big 12

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces

Dec. 29

10:45 a.m.


Conference USA vs. MWC

Kraft Fight Hunger

Dec. 29

2:15 p.m.


Pac-12 vs. Navy

New Era Pinstripe

Dec. 29

2:15 p.m.


Big East vs. Big 12

Valero Alamo

Dec. 29

5:45 p.m.


Big 12 vs. Pac-12

Buffalo Wild Wings

Dec. 29

9:15 p.m.


Big Ten vs. Big 12

Franklin American Mortgage Music City

Dec. 31

11:00 a.m.



Hyundai Sun Bowl

Dec. 31

1:00 p.m.


ACC vs. Pac-12

AutoZone Liberty

Dec. 31

2:30 p.m.


SEC / Big East / C-USA


Dec. 31

6:30 p.m.



Heart of Dallas

Jan. 1

11:00 a.m.


Big Ten vs. Conference USA Gator

Jan. 1

11:00 a.m.


SEC vs. Big Ten

Capital One

Jan. 1

12:00 p.m.


SEC vs. Big Ten


Jan. 1

12:00 p.m.


SEC vs. Big Ten

Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO

Jan. 1

4:00 p.m.



Discover Orange

Jan. 1

7:30 p.m.



Allstate Sugar

Jan. 2

7:30 p.m.



Tostitos Fiesta

Jan. 3

7:30 p.m.



AT&T Cotton

Jan. 4

7:00 p.m.


SEC vs. Big 12

BBVA Compass

Jan. 5

12:00 p.m.


Big East vs. SEC

Jan. 6

8:00 p.m.


Mid-American vs. Sun Belt

Discover BCS National Championship

Jan. 7

7:30 p.m.


BCS #1 vs. BCS #2


Time (CST)


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Alamodome Attendance Records The Valero Alamo Bowl will be played in San Antonio’s 65,000 seat Alamodome. The Alamodome is one of the most sought-after venues in the Lone Star State for major sporting events. The multi-purpose facility has served as the home of the Alamo Bowl for the past 19 years and is now also home to UTSA football and the San Antonio Talons of the Arena Football League. The facility, which welcomes concerts, conventions and trade shows, has also hosted three Dr Pepper Big 12 Football Championship Games, three regular season and six NFL preseason games and seven neutral site Division I FBS games. On the high school level, the Alamodome played host to the 2006, 2007 and 2009 UIL 5A Division I and II Football Championship games and annually hosts the U.S. Army All-American Bowl each January. The top college events played at the Alamodome include three NCAA Men’s Final Four and the Women’s Final Four in 2002 and 2010. The 2008 Men’s Final Four attracted a crowd of 43,718 as Kansas defeated Memphis 75-68 in overtime to claim the National Championship.

All-Time Alamo Bowl Attendance Numbers Attendance




66,166 65,875 65,380 65,265 65,256 65,232 64,757 64,597 62,016 60,780 60,028 57,595 56,229 55,986 55,677 55,552 50,690 45,716 44,106

Valero Alamo Bowl Alamo Bowl SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl MasterCard Alamo Bowl Valero Alamo Bowl SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl Valero Alamo Bowl Builders Square Alamo Bowl MasterCard Alamo Bowl Builders Square q Alamo Bowl SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl Valero Alamo Bowl MasterCard Alamo Bowl Valero Alamo Bowl Builders Square Alamo Bowl Builders Square Alamo Bowl MasterCard Alamo Bowl Builders Square Alamo Bowl Builders Square Alamo Bowl

Dec. 29, 2007 Dec. 30, 2006 Dec. 28, 1999 Dec. 29, 2004 Dec. 29, 2011 Dec. 29, 2001 Jan. 2, 2010 Dec. 28, 1995 Dec. 28, 2005 Dec. 29, 1998 Dec. 30, 2000 Dec. 29, 2010 Dec. 29, 2003 Dec. 29, 2008 Dec. 29, 1996 Dec. 30, 1997 Dec. 28, 2002 Dec. 31, 1993 Dec. 31, 1994

Texas A&M vs. Penn State Texas vs. Iowa Texas A&M vs. Penn State Oklahoma State vs. Ohio State Baylor y vs. Washington g Texas Tech vs. Iowa Texas Tech vs. Michigan State Texas A&M vs. Michigan Nebraska vs. Michigan Kansas State vs. Purdue Nebraska vs. Northwestern Oklahoma State vs. Arizona Nebraska vs. Michigan State Missouri vs. Northwestern Texas Tech vs. Iowa Oklahoma State vs. Purdue Colorado vs. Wisconsin California vs. Iowa Baylor vs. Washington State





66,166 65,875 65,562 65,380 65,265 65,256 65,232 65,035 64,824 64,757

Valero Alamo Bowl Alamo Bowl NFL Regular Season SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl MasterCard Alamo Bowl Valero Alamo Bowl SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship Valero Alamo Bowl

Dec. 29, 2007 Dec. 30, 2006 Oct. 16, 2005 Dec. 28, 1999 Dec. 29, 2004 Dec. 29, 2011 Dec. 29, 2001 Dec. 4, 1999 Dec. 6, 1997 Jan. 2, 2010

Texas A&M vs. Penn State Texas vs. Iowa New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons Texas A&M vs. Penn State Oklahoma State vs. Ohio State Baylor vs. Washington Texas Tech vs. Iowa Nebraska vs. Texas Nebraska vs. Texas A&M Texas Tech vs. Michigan g State

Top Ten All-Time Alamodome Football Crowds

Top Ten All-Time Alamodome Crowds Attendance




66,835 66,166 65,875 65,562 65,380 65,280 65,265 65,256 65,232 65,035

South Texas Billy Graham Crusade Valero Alamo Bowl Alamo Bowl NFL Regular Season SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl South Texas Billy Graham Crusade MasterCard Alamo Bowl Valero Alamo Bowl SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship

April 6, 1997 Dec. 29, 2007 Dec. 30, 2006 Oct. 16, 2005 Dec. 28, 1999 April 5, 1997 Dec. 29, 2004 Dec. 29, 2011 Dec. 29, 2001 Dec. 4, 1999

Free Event Texas A&M vs. Penn State Texas vs. Iowa New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons Texas A&M vs. Penn State Free Event Oklahoma State vs. Ohio State Baylor vs. Washington Texas Tech vs. Iowa Nebraska vs. Texas

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Since its inception in 1993, the Valero Alamo Bowl has developed a growing track record of top ESPN ratings, capacity crowds and exciting games. The 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl lived up to its billing as Baylor outlasted Washington 67-56 in a game that shattered the bowl’s record book and set several notable NCAA all-time bowl marks including most combined points in a regulation game. The NCAA record 17 touchdowns were more than the 15 touchdowns in the first five Alamo Bowls combined. The game featured the fourth capacity crowd in the last six years and was the sixth game in the last seven where the outcome wasn’t decided until the final two minutes. The Valero Alamo Bowl has produced three of the Top 5 Most-Watched Non-BCS Bowl Games in ESPN history including the #1 (Texas Tech vs. Michigan State, 2010) and #2 (Texas vs. Iowa , 2006) most-watched games. Over 6.9 million people watched the 2011 game making it ESPN’s 5th most-watched non-BCS bowl game. More than 110 million viewers have tuned in to the 19 Valero Alamo Bowl Broadcasts.

- Oregon State has appeared in the Associated Press Top 25 for a school-record 11 consecutive weeks, escalating as high as #7 the week of Oct. 22. - Texas quarterback David Ash needs 10 more yards to reach the top 10 on the UT single-season passing yards chart. Ash currently has 2,458 this season and also ranks ninth on the Longhorns career list with 3,537 passing yards. - Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton set a new school record for receptions in the regular season finale against Nicholls State. Wheaton caught 12 passes, giving him 224 in his career as a Beaver, surpassing James Rodgers, who had 222 receptions from 2007-11. - Texas wide receiver Mike Davis currently ranks ninth on the school’s single-season receiving yards list with 909. With 91 more yards, he can become just the sixth UT player to reach the 1,000 yard plateau and with four more catches he will reach the top 10 in single-season receptions. - Oregon State has had three different quarterbacks, Sean Mannion, Cody Vaz and Richie Harrington, combine to throw 27 touchdowns this season. That mark is two short of the school record, 29, set in 2004 by Derek Anderson.

COACHING COMPARISON The 2012 Valero Alamo Bowl will be the first meeting between head coach Mack Brown and Oregon State head coach Mike Riley. Both coaches have been highly successful at their current school and they are two of the best at preparing their teams for postseason competition. Brown, the 2005 National Coach of the Year after leading the Longhorns to the BCS National Championship, is 149-43 in 15 seasons at Texas. He is taking the Longhorns to a bowl game for the 14th time, and bringing them to San Antonio for the second time. Brown is 9-4 in bowl games at Texas with wins in six of ther last seven appearances, including a 21-10 win over California last year in the Holiday Bowl and a 26-24 victory in the 2006 Alamo Bowl against Iowa. Riley became the winningest coach in Oregon State history this year and he has the Beavers back in a bowl game following a two-year absense. Riley, who was named the AFCA Region 5 FBS Coach of the Year this season, is 81-66 at Oregon State, with a 5-1 record in bowl games. The Beavers, however, lost their last bowl appearance, a 44-20 defeat against BYU in the 2009 Las Vegas Bowl.

UNFAMILIAR FOES The 2012 Valero Alamo Bowl will be just the third all-time meeting between Texas and Oregon State on the gridiron. Both prior games were played and Austin, with the Longhorns winning 35-0 on September 27, 1980 and 61-16 on September 26, 1987.

FACING THE BEST The Valero Alamo Bowl is the only 2012 postseason game featuring two teams with strength of schedules in the Top 20. Texas has faced the #11 toughest schedule this season while Oregon State’s is ranked #13. Texas finished 2-3 against ranked opponents with road wins at #22 Oklahoma State and #20 Texas Tech. Oregon State was 2-2 against ranked foes, opening the year with back-to-back wins over #13 Wisconsin and at #19 UCLA.


REMEMBER ME? Texas senior starting defensive end Alex Okafor and Oregon State redshirt freshman running back Storm Woods were teammates at Pflugerville High School just up the road in Pflugerville, Texas. Okafor ranks third in the Big 12 in sacks with 7.5 and seventh in tackles for loss with 11.5. Woods is the top rushing threat for the Beavers, finishing the year with 822 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground.

OTHER TEXAS CONNECTIONS In addition to Woods, Oregon State has three other players who call the Lone Star State home. Safety Peter Ashton (Keller), defensive end Rudolf Fifita (Euless) and safety Kendall Hill (La Marque) all prepped in Texas before heading out west to play in college. The Beavers coaching staff also has ties to the area. Mike Riley was the only head coach in the two-year history of the San Antonio Riders of the World League of Football, calling San Antonio home from 1991-92. In addition, second-year running backs coach Chris Brasfield is a native of San Antonio and he played collegiately at TCU and UTEP.

TOP 20 MATCHUP Oregon State finished the season ranked #13 in the BCS Standings while Texas came in at #23, giving the Valero Alamo Bowl its sixth matchup of Top 25 teams and first since 2008 (#23 Missouri vs. #20 Northwestern). In those meetings, the team that came in ranked higher is 3-2 in the Valero Alamo Bowl. Only once prevously has a team ranked #13 (Penn State, ‘99) and #23 (Missouri, ‘08) played in the bowl, and both those teams left victorious. Early indications are that the 2012 Valero Alamo Bowl will be the fifth one in the last seven years to be played before a capacity crowd.

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While Oregon State is making their first appearance in the Valero Alamo Bowl, it is a return trip for Texas, 26-24 winners of the 2006 Alamo Bowl against Iowa. In that game, Texas was led by freshman quarterback Colt McCoy who threw for 308 yards and 2 touchdowns on his way to being named Offensive MVP. His 72-yard touchdown pass to Jamaal Charles put Texas on top after falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter. The play was also named one of the Top 5 plays in Valero Alamo Bowl history earlier this fall. Another of McCoy’s main targets on that team was wide receiver Jordan Shipley. Tonight, both players’ younger brothers, Case McCoy and Jaxon Shipley, will line up in the same positions for the Longhorns as their elder siblings did in 2006. The Longhorns helped pack the Alamodome with 65,875 fans on December 30, 2006, making it the second-highest attendance in Alamo Bowl history. The game was also the highest-rated game of the 2006 bowl season, receiving a 6.0 rating, and it is the #2 Most-Watched Non-BCS Bowl Game in ESPN history.

The 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl was a shootout that left fans feeling like the team that had the ball with the final possession was going to win the game. While not every game has been quite that high scoring, six of the last seven Alamo Bowls have seen the end result in doubt up until the final minutes of the game. - In the 2005 MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Michigan lateraled the ball eight times on the final play and nearly found the end zone. Nebraska’s Titus Brothers did not give up on the play and sealed the 32-28 victory as he pushed Michigan’s Tyler Ecker out of bounds. - In 2006, Texas overcame a 14-0 deficit and held Iowa scoreless in its last two drives, including one as time expired, to defeat the Hawkeyes 26-24. - In 2007, Penn State overcame a two touchdown deficit to shut down a late Texas A&M drive on the two yardline in their 2417 win over the Aggies. - In 2008, Missouri and Northwestern went to overtime before deciding a winner. A short pass from quarterback Chase Daniel to wide receiver Jeremy Maclin proved to be the difference in the Tigers’ 30-23 win. - The January 2010 edition of the Valero Alamo Bowl saw Texas Tech trailing 31-27 with eight minutes to go before Steven Sheffield led the Red Raiders to two late touchdowns and a 4131 victory. - Baylor trailed Washington 56-53 with 9:40 to go in the 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl, but Terance Ganaway provided two of his five touchdown runs in the final six minutes to help Baylor secure the win 67-56.

YOUNG RUNNERS Freshman running backs lead both Texas and Oregon State in rushing this year. The Longhorns are led by Johnathan Gray, who finished the regular season with 683 yards and three touchdowns on 142 carries. Gray is the top freshman rusher in the Big 12, averaging 56.9 yards per game which ranks 17th nationally among freshman runners. Malcolm Brown, who rushed for 6,663 yards in his prep career at Steele HS, has battled injuries in his sophomore campaign but still managed 316 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. Oregon State’s top runner is Storm Woods, who amassed 822 yards and 11 touchdowns on 171 carries in his redshirtfreshman campaign. Woods averaged 74.7 yards per game this year, ranking 7th in the Pac-12.

ALL-CONFERENCE PERFORMERS Both Texas and Oregon State were well represented on their respective All-Conference teams. The Longhorns had eight players earn All-Big 12 honors, led by first teamers DE Alex Okafor and S Kenny Vaccaro. Offensive lineman Trey Hopkins was the only Longhorn to land on the second team, while five players earned an honorable mention selection. Oregon State had nine players who were honored by the Pac-12, with three landing on the first team. WR Markus Wheaton, DL Scott Crichton and CB Jordan Poyer led the group, while six more Beavers were honorable mention picks. In addition, Poyer has been named an All-American by the Associated Press, AFCA, Walter Camp Foundation and the Sporting News.

POTENT PASSING ATTACK Despite using two quarterbacks, sophomore Sean Mannion and junior Cody Vaz, this season, Oregon State still features one of the top aerial attacks in the nation. The Beavers are averaging 316.5 yards per game through the air, a mark that ranks second in the Pac-12 and in the top 15 nationally. Mannion and Vaz have combined to throw for over 3,700 yards and 26 touchdowns in split time. A main reason for the consistency of the OSU passing attack is the receivers that Mannion and Vaz have had to throw to. Markus Wheaton is the Beavers’ top receiver, catching 88 passes for 1,207 yards and 11 touchdowns. Wheaton, OSU’s all-time leader in receptions, is one of just 11 players in NCAA FBS who is averaging more than 100 yards per game receiving. Opposite of Wheaton is sophomore Brandin Cooks, who has caught 64 passes for 1,120 yards and five touchdowns. Oregon State is one of just two teams in the country (West Virginia) with two wide receivers over 1,000 yards receiving.

ODDS & ENDS - Texas wil be making their 51st bowl appearance, which ranks second in NCAA history. This will be the 16th all-time bowl appearance for Oregon State. - Oregon State is 2-0 in bowl games in Texas, winning the Sun Bowl (El Paso) in 2006 (39-38 vs. Missouri) and 2008 (3-0 vs. Pittsburgh). - In 1921, there was an attempt by Oregon State to make a live Beaver, “Bevo,” into the school mascot, but it was met with little success.

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Media Schedule Sunday, December 23 6:30 p.m: Oregon State Arrival at Hyatt Regency. Head Coach Riley and select players available for media.

Monday, December 24 11:15 - 11:30 a.m: Oregon State pre-practice (Incarnate Word) open for photographers, select players will be available following practice around 1:00 p.m. 4:45 p.m: Texas Head Coach Mack Brown availabile during prepractice, which is open for photographers. (Alamo Heights High School)

Tuesday, December 25

10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m: Media Hospitality Suite - Suite 3004, Marriott Riverwalk Hotel.

Friday, December 28 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m: Media Headquarters/Credential Pick-up (Marriott River Walk, Second Floor, Bonham Room) 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m: Media Hospitality Room (Salon E/F) 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m: Media Workroom (Valero Room) 11:00 a.m: Head Coaches Press Conference with Texas Head Coach Mack Brown and Oregon State Head Coach Mike Riley. This is the final availability for the coaches. Press Conference held at Marriott Riverwalk, Salon D.

Media Availability on Christmas Day TBD

Wednesday, December 26 9:00 - 11:00 a.m: Team Day at SeaWorld San Antonio. Select student-athletes from both teams will interact with beluga whales, a 700 lb. walrus and more. Media are instructed to use the Administration Entrance at SeaWorld. 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m: Media Headquarters/Credential Pick-up (Marriott Riverwalk, Second Floor, Bonham Room) 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m: Media Hospitality Room (Salon E/F) 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m: Media Workroom (Valero Room)

Noon: Valero Alamo Bowl Kickoff Luncheon (Marriott Rivercenter Grand Ballroom). This 1,500 person event features Head Coaches and captains speaking at the head table. Media seating for first 20 requests at the Media Center will be provided tickets. Others filled as space allows. Mult-box in back of the room to capture sound. 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m: Media Hospitality Suite - Suite 3004, Marriott Riverwalk Hotel

11:15 - 11:30 a.m: Oregon State pre-practice (Incarnate Word) open for photographers, select players will be available following practice around 1:00 p.m. Press Conferences: (Marriott Riverwalk, Salon D) 4:00 p.m. - Oregon State (Defensive Coordinator Mark Banker/ Select Players) 5:00 p.m. - Texas (Co-Offensive Coordinator Major Applewhite/ Select Players) 7:30 p.m: Team Night at Spurs Game (Raptors vs. Spurs). If you are interested in covering, please coordinate with Doug Self at 785-640-8471 or email at 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m: Media Hospitality Suite - Suite 3004, Marriott Riverwalk Hotel.

Thursday, December 27 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m: Media Headquarters/Credential Pick-up (Marriott River Walk, Second Floor, Bonham Room) 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m: Media Hospitality Room (Salon E/F) 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m: Media Workroom (Valero Room) 11:15 - 11:30 a.m: Oregon State pre-practice (Incarnate Word) open for photographers, select players will be available following practice around 1:00 p.m. Press Conferences: (Marriott Riverwalk, Salon D) 3:00 p.m: - Texas (Defensive Coordinator Manny Diaz/Select Players) 4:00 p.m: Oregon State (Offensive Coordinator Danny Langsdorf/ Select Players) 6:00 p.m: Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk. Space is limited so early arrival is encouraged. Cheerleaders start performing at 6 p.m. with captains and coaches taking the stage at 6:30 p.m.


Senior safety Kenny Vaccaro is one of two players on the Texas defense to record 100 or more tackles. He also intercepted two passes and was named a first team All-Big 12 selection.

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Media Schedule Saturday, December 29 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Media Headquarters/Credential Pick-up (Marriott Riverwalk, Bonham Room) 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Media Hospitality Room (Salon E/F) 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Media Workroom (Valero Room) 2:00 p.m. – Media Shuttle service begins. Media, especially those staying in the media hotel, are urged to use the shuttle service or walk. The media hotel is a 10-minute walk to the stadium. The media shuttle golf carts will be stationed one block east of the media hotel at Plaza Acequia, next to the pedestrian walkway and marked with a yellow “media” flag. 2:00 p.m. – Alamodome’s East Media Entrance (side of train tracks) and Media Will Call opens. This entrance is at the 50yard line and marked with a “Media Entrance” yellow flag. Media needing access to press box and broadcast level should enter here. Pre-credentialed media & photographers can enter through South Loading Dock entrance in Lot A where the media shuttle drops off starting at 9:00 a.m.

General Notes • All official press conferences at the Marriott Riverwalk unless otherwise noted. • Oregon State will practice at the University of the Incarnate Word. • Texas will practice at Alamo Heights High School. • The Alamodome is an alternate practice site during inclement weather. • The Marriott Riverwalk Hotel (next to the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel) is the official media hotel. You can also stop by Media Headquarters on the second floor at the Marriott Riverwalk Hotel for the latest information during Bowl Week. The headquarters number is 210-299-6586 during posted hours or you can reach Valero Alamo Bowl Media & Public Relations Coordinator Doug Self by cell at 785-640-8471.

2:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Fan Zone (interactive area with games and bands at Sunset Station – one block north of the Alamodome. 30,000 fans expected) 5:45 P.M: 2012 VALERO ALAMO BOWL KICKOFF 6:00 p.m. - Pre-game media shuttle ends Post-Game – Head Coaches/Select Players Press Conference (Interview Rooms across from Visiting Team Locker Room). Audio piped into press box. Losing team at podium first followed by winning team. 9:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Media Shuttle will run from East entrance (50 yard line by train tracks) to Marriott Riverwalk. 11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. – Media Hospitality Suite - Suite 3004, Marriott Riverwalk Hotel

Senior wide receiver Markus Wheaton holds the Oregon State career record for receptions (224) after catching 88 passes for 1,207 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.

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Media Information Photo Credentials

Media Credentials

Credentials for sideline photographers will be issued on the same basis of priority as working press. Similarly, photographers must adhere to the following guidelines: Photo credentials must be worn in plain sight at all times. Anyone wearing a photo credential and not actively shooting game action will be required to surrender their credential and leave the facility immediately. Photographers are permitted on either sideline or end zone. Persons with sideline access are not permitted within the team bench area (inside the 25-yard lines) at any time. NO EXCEPTIONS. Persons in violation of this policy will be required to surrender their credential and leave the stadium immediately. Persons with sideline access must remain behind the 12foot restraining line surrounding the field at all times. No cameras are permitted in the sideline area other than those shooting in a working capacity for official media organizations. All persons possessing photo credentials must have proper professional equipment and be shooting actual game action.

Credentials will be available at the media headquarters and will not be mailed. Individuals may claim all passes issued to his/her media organization. Lost or stolen media credentials will not be replaced. All media credentials remain property of the Bowl and must be surrendered upon request.

ESPN/Valero Alamo Bowl TV Station Policy Television stations will be allowed to film from the sidelines during the game. However, the Valero Alamo Bowl’s contract with ESPN prohibits the use of game highlights on newscasts prior to the completion of the game. A distribution amp will also be provided adjacent to ESPN’s production truck in the loading dock area of the Alamodome for use by television stations wanting game highlights. Credentials will not be issued to TV assistants or “grips.” Television stand up reporters will not be permitted on the sideline during the game. All reporters will be seated in the press box or auxiliary seating area. With five (5) minutes remaining in the game, media will be allowed access to the field. Beginning a half-hour prior to kickoff until ESPN is off the air, there will be absolutely no live telecasts or transmissions from inside the Alamodome. Live shots can be originated at any time from outside the Alamodome. Microwave transmissions are not permitted within the Alamodome. All satellite dishes and/or ENG trucks must be positioned outside the Alamodome in the designated area located southwest of the building. Please contact Rob Fedewa at the Alamodome (210-207-3636) as soon as possible concerning a parking location and any specific needs.

Post-Game Field Access There are three ways to get to field level after the game: 1. The quickest way to get to the field and lockerrooms from the press box is via an internal stairwell that is adjacent to the East Elevators. Directional signage will be posted. 2. East Elevators also to to field level. 3. Media Pass Gate in Section 122. To get to Section 122, take a right out of the press box (toward the South Entrance) and go 40 yards to the southeast stairwell. Go down one floor to Level 2. Follow the main concourse over three sections and enter Section 122 then take the stairs down to the field.


Media Will Call Credentials not claimed at the media headquarters will be transferred to East Plaza Entrance of the Alamodome at 2:00 p.m. on game day. A media will call table will be located inside the East Plaza Entrance, with the media elevators located adjacent to the will call table.

Directions: San Antonio Airport to Media Hotel Take Highway 281 South, which will turn into Interstate Highway 37 South, heading toward Corpus Christi. Exit at Commerce Street/The Alamo exit and turn right on Commerce. Proceed west on Commerce one block to Bowie Street, Marriott Riverwalk will be on the southwest corner. Approximate drive time: 11 minutes.

Accommodations The San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel will serve as the official media hotel for the Valero Alamo Bowl and will house the evening media hospitality room and overnight accommodations. The Marriot Riverwalk will host several press conferences, while the adjoining Marriott Rivercenter will host several bowl events.

Media Hotel Room Rates Room rates for the Valero Alamo Bowl media are $139 plus tax and will include in-room wireless internet. These rates are only valid from December 23-30, 2012. All media rooms must be booked through the bowl office with the online credential form. The Marriott Riverwalk will not accept room reservations directly from media members.

Live Stats The Alamodome press box has wireless connections and media can access live stats through at alamo.statbroadcast. com. Wireless Internet codes will be available when you arrive at the press box as well as in the photographer’s work room. For access to pictures, audio or quotes throughout bowl week, visit and look for the media tab at the top of the page and click on the media library drop down link that is provided.

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Media Information Valero Alamo Bowl Media Hospitality

Coach/Player Interviews

A number of media functions are scheduled during Bowl Week. Please consult your media event schedule for specific dates, times and locations. A hospitality room will be open daily in Salon E/F at the media headquarters beginning three days before the game. Lunch will be served every day starting December 26. An evening hospitality suite will be located in Suite 3004 at the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel. The suite’s hours of operation are posted on the media schedule.

All interviews with coaches and/or players must be cleared through each school’s sports information director. To aid the media in its coverage of the Valero Alamo Bowl, press conferences with coaches and players are scheduled throughout Bowl Week at the Marriott Riverwalk. Please consult your media schedule for exact times and locations. If you require specific interview needs, please work through each school’s Sports Information Director.

Practice Sites

Post-Game interviews

Team practice sites will be at the University of the Incarnate Word and Alamo Heights High School. Incarnate Word is located between the San Antonio International Airport and downtown San Antonio, less than 10 minutes from downtown. Alamo Heights High School is located between the airport and downtown, less than 15 minutes from downtown. Media availability at practice is at the discretion of the school. Refer practice requests to the Sports Information Director at each respective school.

Press Box Monitors Television monitors are located in the Alamodome press box to assist media in its coverage of the Valero Alamo Bowl. ESPN will provide video with a direct feed to these monitors through the Alamodome’s in-house system.

Parking and Media Shuttle A limited number of Alamodome parking passes for media covering the Valero Alamo Bowl are available. Media, especially those staying in the media hotel, are urged to use the shuttle service or walk. The media hotel is a 10-minute walk to the stadium. The media shuttle golf carts will be stationed one block east of the media hotel at the start of the Alamodome pedestrian walkway and marked with a yellow “media” flag. Media interested in use of the gameday shuttle or airport taxi the morning after the game should contact Doug Self at 785-640-8471 or email

Most Outstanding Players The Outstanding Offensive and Defensive Player for the Valero Alamo Bowl will be named through media voting. Visit during the fourth quarter, then click on the link on the right-hand side to place your vote.

Coaches and/or selected players will be available to the media following the conclusion of the game. A formal interview room will be clearly marked and located directly across from the locker rooms. Only media with proper credentials will be admitted to the interview rooms. The post-game press conference audio will be piped into the press box. The losing team will enter the Press Conference room first with the winning team following. A one-on-one area will be set up outside the official press conference room. Each school’s sports information office is responsible for overseeing its respective interviews. If you have a question regarding post-game interview procedures please contact the school’s Sports Information Director.

Press Box Telephones/Internet Access Wireless service is provided to the press box and photo work room, but you will need to sign up to receive a wireless code when you arrive at the Alamodome. Media outlets requiring telephone and/or internet services for exclusive use must order directly from Jason Bippert at the Alamodome at (210) 207-3629 at least two weeks prior to the game. The Alamodome will provide telephone instruments on phone orders placed for the Valero Alamo Bowl.

Statistics Service The Valero Alamo Bowl will provide game stats after each quarter. Following the game, a PDF of the official stats will be on the bowl’s home page and will be e-mailed upon request to the address provided on the credential request form.

Photo Workroom/Mult-Box Four ethernet cords are available to be shared on a first-come, first-serve basis. A mult-box at mic level will be provided for electronic media at press conferences conducted at the Alamodome. Radio stations need to provide cassette recorders with any combination of mini, alligator clips or RCA cables. TV crews will require normal XLR plugs. Please contact Jason Bippert at the Alamodome (210207-3629) with any questions.

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Press Conference Information All official press conferences will be held on the second floor of the Marriott Riverwalk Hotel unless otherwise noted.


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SALON E Press Conferences



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VALERO Media Workroom


Credential Pick-Up & Media Check-In Press Conferences Media Hospitality Media Workroom Media Hospitality Suite


Bonham Salon D Salon E/F Valero Room 3004 (30th Fl.)

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Alamodome Map LOT

Media Will Call Press box entrance after 2:00 p.m. (East Doors) 




Photographers and other video media with field credentials enter here. (SE Tunnel)






Pac-12 Coaches

Official Stats & Press Box PA

ESPN Radio

Pac-12 Radio


Big 12 Coaches



Big 12 Radio




Scoreboard/ Video Wall Ops

Stadium PA


Instant Replay

Spanish Radio


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Final Regular Season Polls Bowl Championship Series Rank: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Team: Notre Dame Alabama Florida Oregon Kansas State Stanford Georgia LSU Texas A&M South Carolina Oklahoma Florida State Oregon State Clemson Northern Illinois Nebraska UCLA Michigan Boise State Northwestern Louisville Utah State Texas San Jose State Kent State

Avg: .9978 .9441 .8984 .8621 .8226 .7683 .7583 .7511 .6756 .6604 .6502 .5047 .4716 .4693 .3276 .3264 .2872 .2537 .2513 .2327 .1808 .1787 .1519 .1346 .0772

AP Top 25 Rank: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Team: Notre Dame (60) Alabama Ohio State Florida Oregon Georgia Kansas State Stanford LSU Texas A&M South Carolina Oklahoma Florida State Clemson Oregon State Northern Illinois UCLA Utah State Michigan Boise State Northwestern Louisville Nebraska San Jose State Kent State

USA Today Pts: 1500 1424 1302 1279 1250 1213 1129 1094 1051 1025 907 851 789 691 638 534 440 379 306 276 266 248 227 157 117

ESPN will again televise the Valero Alamo Bowl, which has traditionally been one of the network’s highest-rated college football broadcasts. ESPN’s talent for the 2012 Valero Alamo Bowl includes play-by-play commentator Sean McDonough, analyst Chris Spielman, along with sideline reporter Quint Kessenich. Sean McDonough serves as a play-by-play commentator on ESPN’s college basketball and college football games, primarily calling the network’s Big Monday BIG EAST basketball and the Saturday afternoon ABC college football. He is also the voice on ESPN’s Major League Baseball Monday Night Baseball coverage. In addition, he serves as a hole announcer on ESPN’s golf coverage. He rejoined ESPN in 2000 after having worked for the network from 1989-95. McDonough also has provided play-by-play on the network for NHL, tennis, the College World Series, and college lacrosse, soccer and hockey. McDonough has also been a fixture on the network television scene. He spent 10 years at CBS Sports as the network’s lead college football play-by-play announcer from 1997 to 1999. In 1992 and 1993, he and Tim McCarver formed the network’s lead Major League Baseball broadcast team, calling the All-Star Game, the National League Championship Series and the World Series. McDonough has provided commentary for a diverse array of sporting broadcasts, including men’s and women’s college basketball, NFL, golf, and U.S. Open Tennis. He also contributed to CBS’ coverage of the Olympic Winter Games, calling the bobsled and luge competitions in 1992 and 1994 and ice hockey in 1998. Chris Spielman, an 11-year NFL veteran, serves as an analyst for ESPN networks college football game telecasts and studio shows. He primarily works on ESPN College Football Saturday afternoon game. Spielman was an analyst with ESPN from 2001-2003 and returned to the network in 2005 after a one-year absence. Prior to joining ESPN, Spielman served as an NFL studio analyst for Fox Sports Net since 1999. He also has a weekly radio show in Phoenix and Columbus. Spielman was a second-round selection (28th) of the Detroit Lions in the 1988 NFL Draft. He played eight seasons with the Lions where he led the team in tackles each year, averaging 142 tackles a season, becoming the first Lion to go over the 1,000-tackle mark. While with the Lions, Spielman was a four-time NFL Pro Bowl participant. Quint Kessenich began at ESPN in 1993 covering men’s lacrosse. Since then, his responsibilities have expanded to college and high school football, men’s college basketball and various NCAA championships. Kessenich works on television’s most extensive college lacrosse package – featuring regularseason action and the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship, an event he has covered for 17 years, starting in 1995. He established the ESPNU Lacrosse Podcast in 2010, and it quickly became the industry leader for lacrosse news. Kessenich has continued his work as an analyst on the Major League Lacrosse games on ESPN2 and ESPN3.


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Rank: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Team: Notre Dame (56) Alabama (3) Oregon Florida Georgia Kansas State LSU Stanford Texas A&M South Carolina Oklahoma Florida State Clemson Oregon State Boise State Northern Illinois Northwestern Louisville UCLA Utah State Nebraska Michigan Wisconsin San Jose State Texas

Pts: 1470 1417 1313 1287 1216 1190 1111 1047 1039 947 890 853 769 663 569 495 444 409 408 334 328 278 115 110 97

ESPN Radio Coverage Mark Neely has been a play-byplay announcer with ESPN for nearly a decade. He began calling Major League Baseball for ESPN in 2001 and in future years added college football, basketball and baseball, as well as a variety of Olympic sports including soccer, volleyball, softball and the men’s and women’s NCAA swimming & diving national championships. He called play-by-play for the 2010 New Orleans Bowl on ESPN and the 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl on ESPN Radio. Neely spent two seasons (2009-11) calling games as the lead play-by-play announcer for the San Diego Padres TV. A native of St. Louis, Mo., Neely graduated from the University of Kansas. Bringing his NFL playing experience to viewers, Ray Bentley serves as a football analyst for ESPN. He joined the network in 2003 for college football telecasts and in 2007 added Arena Football League (AFL) games to his responsibilities. In 2010 he was named as the sideline reporter for college football games telecast on ESPN 3D. Bentley played linebacker in the NFL for six seasons (1986-1991) with the Buffalo Bills and one year with the Cincinnati Bengals (1992). Following his pro career, Bentley worked for Fox Sports (1998-2001) as an NFL analyst and play-by-play announcer. Bentley served as general manager and head coach of the AFL’s Buffalo Destroyers (2000-02) before returning to the network ranks as a NBC analyst for AFL games (200306). In 2007, Bentley also served as play-by-play commentator for Buffalo Bills preseason games on the Bills Television Network.

Rick’s Picks for Tops in San Antonio Want to know where to eat, drink and play while you are in San Antonio? The Valero Alamo Bowl staff has complied the below list of places we frequent. We’ve highlighted the “must-sees” and put an asterisk on the ones we save for special times or when it’s on someone else’s nickel. Since the most popular questions are about Mexican food, dive bars and golf, we listed those first. We tried to focus on downtown, but some will require a car or taxi. You can also check our website at for detailed descriptions by going to the bottom right corner and clicking on the “Do It Like A Local” link. We’d advise hitting River Walk locations early in your stay as long waits and reservations will be the norm the closer we get to kickoff. We hope you enjoy your visit to San Antonio and feel free to ask us if you have any questions. Best MEXICAN

Acenar* (next to Hotel Valencia), Rio Rio Cantina, Zuni Grill, Aldaco’s, El Mirador, La Gloria, Mi Tierra and Rosario’s


Boudro’s*, Bliss*, Feast*, Il Sogno*, Biga on the Banks* and Sandbar Fish House* Alamo Street Eat Bar, Liberty Bar, The Monterey and La Tuna Grill Fleming’s Steakhouse*, Little Rhein Steakhouse*, Morton’s and Ruth’s Chris Steak House*


The Esquire Tavern, The Friendly Spot, Dick’s Last Resort, Durty Nelly’s, Howl at the Moon, Zinc Wine Bar, Soho Wine & Martini Bar, V-Bar at Hotel Valencia and Bar Rojo at the Grand Hyatt


Tex’s Sports Bar River Walk, Hooter’s and Joe’s Blues Ocho, The Bar at Bohanan’s, Joey’s, Swig, SoHo Wine and Martini Bar and Zinc Wine Bar


La Tuna Grill, La Fonda on Main, Casa Rio, The Friendly Spot and The Monterey Bar America, The Basement, Liquid Monkey Lounge, Beethoven’s, The Friendly Spot, Joe’s Blues and Tucker’s


Zuni Grill,* Boudro’s,* La Margarita, La Fogata and Aldaco’s La Cantera’s Resort / Palmer Courses, Hyatt Hill Country, The Quarry and TPC Chris Madrid’s, Chester’s, The Cove and Longhorn Cafe Rudy’s Bar-B-Q, The Smokehouse, Texas Pride and County Line P.F. Chang’s, Saigon Express, Sushi Zushi and Thai Dee Paesano’s*, Ill Sogno*, Sorrento’s and Tre Trattoria Big Lou’s Pizza, Florio’s, Sorrento’s and Dough* Sandbar Fish House* and Pappadeaux* Chart House* (at the top of the Tower of Americas) Fuddruckers, Rainforest Cafe, Dave & Buster’s, Incredible Pizza, Two Bros. BBQ Market, Tycoon Flats and The Cove


Taco Taco, Guenther House, Zuni Grill, Madhatter’s, Big Apple Bagels and Magnolia Pancake Haus


Ben & Jerry’s, Haagen-Dazs, Amy’s, Menger Hotel and Justin’s On Main

Popular Local AM RADIO Stations

KTSA 550, 1200 WOAI, Sportstalk 760 KTKR and ESPN 1250

Popular Local FM RADIO Stations

KBBT 98.5 (R&B), KJ 97.3, (Country) KJXK 102.7 (Adult Contemporary), KZEP 104.5 (Rock)


KABB 29 (Fox), KENS 5 (CBS), KSAT 12 (ABC) and WOAI (NBC) Alamo (and other Missions), River Walk, Alameda Center, Botanical Gardens, Blue Star, Brackenridge Park, Buckhorn, King William, San Antonio Zoo, Market Square, San Antonio Museum of Art, Tower of Americas, Witte Museum, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld San Antonio

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Economic Impact and Scholarship Fund Contribution to Higher Learning The Valero Alamo Bowl Scholarship Program awarded a $4,000 scholarship to over 30 area high school seniors this year, surpassing the $1 million mark in scholarships awarded to Bexar County high school seniors annually since 2001.

2012 Scholarship Winners: JONATHAN AGUILAR, Harlandale High School MARIANNA ARANA, Louis D. Brandeis High School BRIANNA BAL, St. Anthony Catholic High School JACQUELINE CABELLO, Alamo Heights High School

Students from over 70 local area high schools applied for the Valero Alamo Bowl scholarship, with 31 winners being selected on November 30th. These 31 students received a $4,000 scholarship to attend the school of their choice next fall. The funds that support the scholarships are raised through Valero Alamo Bowl events during the year and contributions from bowl partners such as Valero.

BROOKE DOHERTY, Randolph High School

The 2012 Valero Alamo Bowl scholarship recipients received their scholarship certificate at the Valero Alamo Bowl scholarship luncheon on December 12 at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse. Each recipient also received tickets to the 2012 Valero Alamo Bowl on courtesy of Frost.

SEAN GRIGGS, John Jay Science and Engineering Academy

BRANDON ESTRADA, South San Antonio High School ANNE FREEMAN, Sandra Day O’Conner High School HELENA FRENDE, Roosevelt High School RUBY GIBSON, Cole High School PHILLIP GRAHAM, Stevens High School

KANISHA HERMOSA, Earl Warren High School KIRA HOLLAND, John Jay Science and Engineering Academy NICOLE KASS, San Antonio Christian High School JASWANTH KINTADA, Northside Health Career High School DAVID LIPSEY, Birginia Allred Stacey Junior/Senior High School. HARRY MACTOUGH, Tom C. Clark High School SOPHIA MORA, Communications Arts High School MIA MUNIZ, Lanier High School JOSHUA NEAL, Louis Brandeis High School CAITLIN QUINN, Communications Arts High School ERIK RUSSELL, Alamo Heights High School VISHOK SIRKANTH, Keystone School TROY THIENPONT, Sandra Day O’Conner High School ALEKSANDAR TINKOVSKI, Communications Arts High School KEVIN VAN HECKE, Southwest High School RACHEL VEALE, Sandra Day O’Conner High School BENJAMIN VINSON, Ronald Reagan High School

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CAROLYN YE, Keystone School ROBERT ZUAZUA, Antonioan College Preparatory

Since its inception in 1993, the Valero Alamo Bowl has developed a growing track record of top ESPN ratings, capacity crowds and exciting games. The 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl lived up to its billing as Baylor outlasted Washington 67-56 in a game that shattered the bowl’s record book and set several notable NCAA all-time bowl marks including most combined points in a regulation game. The NCAA record 17 touchdowns were more than the 15 touchdowns in the first five Alamo Bowls combined. The game featured the fourth capacity crowd in the last six years and was the sixth game in the last seven where the outcome wasn’t decided until the final two minutes. ECONOMIC IMPACT: Since inception in 1993, over one million fans have attended the Valero Alamo Bowl. Based on the number of out-of-town fans, the games have resulted in $370 million in direct economic impact on San Antonio. The 2011 game delivered over 37,000 out-of-town fans to San Antonio and direct spending in our city in excess of $21 million during what used to be the slowest month of tourism of the year. San Antonio also received over $1.4 million in exposure and $1.2 million in incremental tax impacts bringing the 19-year totals to over $23.5 million and $27 million, respectively. The Valero Alamo Bowl also actively pursues neutral site college football games for San Antonio with the most recent match-ups being Texas A&M vs. Army (2006), the Big 12 Championship (2007) and Notre Dame vs. Washington State (2009). For the 2013 season, the Valero Alamo Bowl will again match-up the #2 selection from the Big 12 (after BCS and AT&T Cotton Bowl) and the #1 selection from the Pac-12 after the Rose Bowl. The head coaches of the teams selected in the game fly to San Antonio the second Thursday in December to headline the Valero Alamo Bowl Golf Classic. When the coaches bring their teams back for Bowl Week, players, coaches and fans are treated to a variety of fun activities including trips to SeaWorld, a Pep Rally on the River Walk, a Kickoff Luncheon, a Bash, multiple Pregame Parties and much more.


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Sponsors Title Sponsor:

Game Sponsors:

Patron Sponsors: Alamo Leasing Company Alamodome Allstate American Airlines Ancira Enterprises, Inc. ARAMARK Azar Minerals, LTD Big 12 Conference Briggs Ranch Golf Club Broadway Bank Brooks Kieschnick C.F.I. Delivery, Ltd Catto & Catto LLP CB Supply CH Guenther & Son, Inc. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System CiCi’s Pizza Clayton & Clayton PC Clear Channel Clear Channel Radio (News Radio 1200 WOAI, Ticket 760) Clear Visions, Inc. Colonial Life Concept Medical Devices Coors Light Copier Supply Company, Inc. Corporate Travel Planners CPS Energy Crawford Electric Supply Co., Inc. CUDL Daisy Charters and Shuttles Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Davila Pharmacy Dittmar Lumber Dixie Flag Company Dr Pepper TEN Dugas Diversified Developments LC eEmployers Solutions, Inc. Elegant Limousine and Charter Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ernst & Young ESPN Event 1 Ferguson Waterworks Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Frost George C. Hixon Gibson Guitar Good Neighbor Pharmacy Grand Hyatt San Antonio Grande Communications Hard Rock Café Haynes & Boone LLP HD Supply Waterworks, LTD H-E-B HIGGINBOTHAM Homeplate Pool Service Hyatt Regency San Antonio Ideal Signs Industrial Communications Ingram Park Auto Center Kahlig Auto Group KENS Television Kiolbassa KPMG LLP LifeSpan Home Health Lone Star Capital Bank Longhorn Foundation Maggiano’s Little Italy Marriott Rivercenter/Riverwalk Mars Chocolate Martin Marietta Materials Inc. Menger Hotel

Mission Golf Cars National Pork Board NuStar Energy Oregon State University Pac-12 Conference Padgett, Stratemann & Co., L.L.P. Paesano’s Restaurant Group Pair O Dice Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc. Pioneer Drilling Company Pizza Hut Price Petro Services Primera Partners, L.L.C. Republic National Distributing Co. RELMCO Rio Bank Rio San Antonio Cruises Robert Mondavi Wines Roger Beasley Auto Group Royce Renfro RSG Forest Products Ruth’s Chris Steak House San Antonio Area Chevy Dealers San Antonio Business Journal San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau San Antonio Express-News and mySA. com Sarma SeaWorld San Antonio Security Service Federal Credit Union Shiner Beers Sigma Solutions Silverleaf Resorts Six Flags Fiesta Texas Soundcheck Technologies South Texas Radiology Imaging Centers Southwest Signs Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio, P.A. Stephen P. Ballantyne Strasburger Price Oppenheimer Blend Sunbelt Mill Supply SWBC Texas Capital Bank The Atkins Group The Bank of San Antonio The Boeing Company The Club at Sonterra The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce The Original Rudy’s Bar-B-Q The Republic of Texas Restaurant The Taurean Corp The USAA Foundation TicketCity Time Warner Cable Media Sales Touchstone Communities University of Texas University Sports Publications Valero Watts Guerra Craft LLP Weaver Wells Fargo Bank Wells Fargo Private Bank Whataburger Willbros Group WorldStrides Heritage Performance Yantis Company Zachry Corporation Zachry Holdings Inc. (As of December 4, 2012)

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Big 12 Conference Final Standings

Big 12 Postseason Awards Offensive Player of the Year: Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State Defensive Player of the Year: Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State Freshman Offensive Player of the Year: J.W. Walsh, QB, Oklahoma State Freshman Defensive Player of the Year: Devonte Fields, DE, TCU Coach of the Year: Bill Snyder, Kansas State

School (5) Kansas State (11) Oklahoma (23) Texas Oklahoma State Baylor TCU Texas Tech West Virginia Iowa State Kansas

W 8 8 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 0

Big 12 Overall L % W L % 1 .889 11 1 .917 1 .889 10 2 .833 4 .556 8 4 .667 4 .556 7 5 .583 5 .444 7 5 .583 5 .444 7 5 .583 5 .444 7 5 .583 5 .444 7 5 .583 6 .333 6 6 .500 9 .000 1 11 .083

() - Rank in Final BCS Standings


FIRST TEAM OFFENSE PLAYER SCHOOL Collin Klein K-State Joseph Randle Oklahoma State John Hubert K-State Trey Millard Oklahoma Terrance Williams Baylor Tavon Austin West Virginia Stedman Bailey West Virginia Travis Tannahill K-State Cyril Richardson Baylor Cornelius Lucas K-State Gabe Ikard Oklahoma Lane Taylor Oklahoma State LaAdrian Waddle Texas Tech

YR Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr.


SECOND TEAM OFFENSE PLAYER SCHOOL Geno Smith West Virginia James Sims Kansas Damien Williams Oklahoma Kye Staley Oklahoma State Chris Harper K-State Kenny Stills Oklahoma Darrin Moore Texas Tech Jace Amaro Texas Tech Tanner Hawkinson Kansas Lane Johnson Oklahoma Blaize Foltz TCU Trey Hopkins Texas Joe Madsen West Virginia

YR Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr.


FIRST TEAM DEFENSE PLAYER SCHOOL Jake McDonough Iowa State Meshak Williams K-State Calvin Barnett Oklahoma State Devonte Fields TCU Stansly Maponga TCU Alex Okafor Texas A.J. Klein Iowa State Jake Knott Iowa State Arthur Brown K-State Ty Zimmerman K-State Aaron Colvin Oklahoma Tony Jefferson Oklahoma Jason Verrett TCU Kenny Vaccaro Texas

YR Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr.


SECOND TEAM DEFENSE PLAYER SCHOOL Adam Davis K-State Vai Lutui K-State David King Oklahoma Chucky Hunter TCU Kerry Hyder Texas Tech Bryce Hager Baylor Ben Heeney Kansas Kenny Cain TCU Cody Davis Texas Tech Durrell Givens Iowa State Sam Carter TCU Bradley McDougald Kansas D.J. Johnson Texas Tech Demontre Hurst Oklahoma

YR Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. So. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr.


FIRST TEAM SPECIALISTS PLAYER SCHOOL Quinn Sharp Oklahoma State Tavon Austin West Virginia

YR Sr. Sr.


SECOND TEAM SPECIALISTS PLAYER SCHOOL Anthony Cantele K-State Kirby Van Der Kamp Iowa State Justin Gilbert Oklahoma State

YR Sr. Jr. Jr.


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University of Texas

William Powers, Jr. President

DeLoss Dodds Athletic Director

All-Time Bowl Results (26-22-2)

University Quick Facts Location: .................................................. Austin, Texas Founded: .............................................................. 1883 Enrollment: ......................................................... 51,145 Nickname: .................................................... Longhorns Colors: ....................................... Burnt Orange & White Mascot: .......................................................... Bevo XIV President: ....................................... William Powers, Jr. Athletic Director: ....................................DeLoss Dodds Stadium: ..Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium (100,119) Surface: .......................................................... FieldTurf Stadium Opening: ................................................. 1924 Athletic Website: University Website: .............................

2012 Schedule/Results (8-4, 5-4) Date Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 22 Dec. 1

Opponent Wyoming New Mexico at Ole Miss at Oklahoma State * West Virginia * vs. Oklahoma * Baylor * at Kansas * at Texas Tech * Iowa State * TCU * at K-State *


Score 37-17 45-0 66-31 41-36 45-48 21-63 56-50 21-17 31-22 33-7 13-29 24-42

Year 1943 1944 1946 1948 1949 1951 1953 1958 1960 1960 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1974 1975 1978 1978 1979 1980 1982 1982 1984 1984 1985 1987 1991 1994 1995 1997 1999 2000 2000 2001 2003 2003 2005 2006 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011

Bowl Opponent Cotton Georgia Tech Cotton Randolph Field Cotton Missouri Sugar Alabama Orange Georgia Cotton Tennessee Cotton Tennessee Sugar Mississippi Cotton Syracuse Bluebonnet Alabama Cotton Mississippi Cotton LSU Cotton Navy Orange Alabama Bluebonnet Mississippi Cotton Tennessee Cotton Notre Dame Cotton Notre Dame Cotton Penn State Cotton Alabama Cotton Nebraska Gator Auburn Bluebonnet Colorado Cotton Notre Dame Sun Maryland Sun Washington Bluebonnet North Carolina Cotton Alabama Sun North Carolina Cotton Georgia Freedom Iowa Bluebonnet Air Force Bluebonnet Pittsburgh Cotton Miami Sun North Carolina Sugar Virginia Tech Fiesta Penn State Cotton Mississippi St Cotton Arkansas Holiday Oregon Holiday Washington Cotton LSU Holiday Washington St Rose Michigan Rose USC Alamo Iowa Holiday Arizona State Fiesta Ohio State BCS National Championship Alabama Holiday California

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Score 14-7 7-7 40-27 27-7 41-28 14-20 16-0 39-7 14-23 3-3 12-7 0-13 28-6 21-17 19-0 36-13 21-17 11-24 6-30 17-13 3-19 3-27 38-21 10-38 42-0 7-14 7-16 14-12 10-26 9-10 17-55 16-24 32-27 3-46 35-31 10-28 15-38 38-11 6-27 30-35 47-43 35-20 20-28 38-37 41-38 26-24 52-34 24-21


21-37 21-10


Texas Roster # 14 45 79 8 24 42 36 37 50 7 28 90 23 7 78 26 24 52 88 38 48 49 81 35 39 1 1 36 6 85 74 16 33 55 68 29 9 82 66 38 83 48 84 82 18 32 76 40 42 44 9 51 3 5 43 15 75 32 71 65 45 16

Name David Ash Kyle Ashby Thomas Ashcraft Aaron Benson Joe Bergeron Caleb Bluiett Dillon Boldt Nate Boyer Paul Boyette Connor Brewer Malcolm Brown Malcom Brown Carrington Byndom Demarco Cobbs Josh Cochran Adrian Colbert Timothy Col Bryce Cottrell Jackson Crawley Meyer Criss Dominic Cruciani Michael Cruciani Greg Daniels Michael Davidson Gaston Davis Mike Davis Shiro Davis Alex De La Torre Quandre Diggs Ashton Dorsey Taylor Doyle Bryson Echols Steve Edmond Dominic Espinosa Kennedy Estelle Sheroid Evans Anthony Fera Lane Fife Sedrick Flowers Ben George Chris Giron Trey Gonzales Marquise Goodwin Trey Graham D.J. Grant Johnathan Gray Garrett Greenlea Tate Gresham Dakota Haines Dylan Haines John Harris Donald Hawkins Jordan Hicks Jeremy Hills Heath Hohmann Trey Holtz Trey Hopkins Devin Huffines Camrhon Hughes Marcus Hutchins Shawn Izadi Bryant Jackson


# 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 11 13 14 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 18 18 19 21 23 23 24 24 25 25 26 26 27 27 28 28 29 29 30 30 31 31 32 32 33 33 35 35 36 36 37 37 38 38 39 39 40 40 41 42 42 43

Name Mike Davis Shiro Davis Mykkele Thompson Kendall Sanders Jordan Hicks Jalen Overstreet Kenny Vaccaro Cayleb Jones Jeremy Hills Case McCoy Quandre Diggs Demarco Cobbs Connor Brewer Aaron Benson Jaxon Shipley John Harris Anthony Fera Tevin Jackson Chet Moss David Ash William Russ Trey Holtz Alex King Bryson Echols Bryant Jackson Miles Onyegbule Adrian Phillips Kevin Vaccaro D.J. Grant Peter Jinkens Duke Thomas Nick Rose Carrington Byndom Timothy Cole Joe Bergeron Josh Turner Michael Wheeler Adrian Colbert D.J. Monroe Daje Johnson Michael Zaring Malcolm Brown Nick Jordan Sheroid Evans Jaren Nickleson Ryan Roberson Ryan Roberts Leroy Scott Ben Pruitt Johnathan Gray Devin Huffines Grant Sirgo Steve Edmond Kendall Thompson Michael Davidson Dillon Boldt Alex De La Torre Nate Boyer Luke Utley Meyer Criss Ben George Gaston Davis Tom Newman Tate Gresham Matthew Zapata Holt Perlman Dakota Haines Caleb Bluiett Heath Hohmann

Ht. 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-2 5-10 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-0 6-2 5-10 6-2 6-4 5-11 5-10 6-3 6-1 5-11 6-3 6-0 6-2 6-1 6-0 5-10 6-2 5-9 5-10 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-0 5-10 5-8 5-10 6-1 5-11 6-0 5-10 6-3 6-3 6-4 5-10 6-1 5-11 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-2 5-9 6-0 6-2 6-1 6-3 5-9

Wt. 193 236 183 183 235 212 218 211 205 200 200 218 195 233 192 218 220 233 255 223 185 180 205 165 199 235 201 180 238 213 175 192 180 225 230 177 191 191 175 184 191 223 175 185 199 240 171 193 200 207 193 190 255 239 200 170 230 190 190 195 195 195 230 183 186 215 184 238 195

Year. Jr.-2L Fr.-HS So.-1L Fr.-HS Jr.-2L Fr.-HS Sr.-3L Fr.-HS Sr.-2L Jr.-1L So.-1L Jr.-2L Fr.-HS So.-SQ So.-1L So.-1L Jr.-TR So.-1L So.-SQ So.-1L So.-SQ Fr.-HS* Sr.-TR* Fr.-HS So.-SQ So.-1L Jr.-2L Fr.-HS Sr.-1L Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS* Jr.-2L Fr.-HS So.-1L So.-1L So-SQ* Fr.-HS Sr.-3L Fr.-HS Fr.-HS* So.-1L Fr.-HS So.-1L Sr.-SQ* Sr.-3L Fr.-RS* So.-1L Fr.-RS* Fr.-HS Jr.-SQ* So.-SQ* So.-1L So.-1L Fr.-HS* Fr.-HS* Fr.-HS So.-SQ Fr.-HS* Jr-RS* So.-SQ* Fr.-HS* So.-SQ* So.-SQ* So.-SQ* Fr.-HS* Fr.-RS* Fr.-HS So.-SQ*


Hometown (Previous School) Dallas, Texas (Skyline) Shreveport, La. (Woodlawn) San Antonio, Texas (Stevens) Athens, Texas (Athens) Cincinnati, Ohio (Lakota West) Tatum, Texas (Tatum) Brownwood, Texas (Early) Austin, Texas (Austin) Houston, Texas (Alief Elsik) Graham, Texas (Graham) Angleton, Texas (Angleton) Tulsa, Okla. (Tulsa Central) Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chaparral) Cedar Hill, Texas (Cedar Hill) Brownwood, Texas (Brownwood) Garland, Texas (Naaman Forest) Cypress, Texas (Penn State) Garland, Texas (Garland) Cedar Park, Texas (Cedar Park) Belton, Texas (Belton) Shreveport, La. (Evangel Christian) Tampa, Fla. (H.B. Plant) Winston-Salem, N.C. (Duke) DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto) Sulphur Springs, Texas (Sulphur Springs) Arlington, Texas (Arlington) Garland, Texas (Garland) Brownwood, Texas (Brownwood) Austin, Texas (LBJ) Dallas, Texas (Skyline) Killeen, Texas (Copperas Cove) Dallas, Texas (Highland Park) Lufkin, Texas (Lufkin) Brenham, Texas (Brenham) Mesquite, Texas (North Mesquite) Oklahoma City, Okla. (Millwood) Sunnyvale, Texas (North Mesquite) Mineral Wells, Texas (Mineral Wells) Angleton, Texas (Angleton) Pflugerville, Texas (Hendrickson) Keller, Texas (Keller) Cibolo, Texas (Steele) Coppell, Texas (Coppell) Sugar Land, Texas (Fort Bend Dulles) Corpus Christi, Texas (King) Brenham, Texas (Brenham) Cedar Park, Texas (Cedar Park) Pasadena, Texas (South Houston) The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands) Aledo, Texas (Aledo) Highland Park, Texas (home schooled) Midland, Texas (Midland) Daingerfield, Texas (Daingerfield) Carthage, Texas (Carthage) Aberdeen, Scotland (Strake Jesuit) Austin, Texas (Bowie) Denton, Texas (Ryan) Dublin, Calif. (Valley Christian) Dallas, Texas (Highland Park) Arlington, Texas (O.D. Wyatt) Tyler, Texas (Lee) Houston, Texas (Clear Lake) Brenham, Texas (Brenham) Pasadena, Texas (Pasadena) Stillwater, Okla. (Stillwater) Dallas, Texas (Highland Park) Lago Vista, Texas (Lago Vista) Beaumont, Texas (West Brook) Austin, Texas (Bowie)

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Name Logan Mills Jackson Jeffcoat Dylan Haines Shawn Izadi Kyle Ashby Brad Terry Chris Terry Dominic Cruciani Trey Gonzales Michael Cruciani Paul Boyette, Jr. Donald Hawkins Bryce Cottrell Dalton Santos Dominic Espinosa Drew Russo Clark Orren Curtis Riser Marcus Hutchins Sedrick Flowers Kennedy Estelle Kyle Kriegel Camrhon Hughes Mason Walters Garrett Porter Taylor Doyle Trey Hopkins Garrett Greenlea Luke Poehlmann Josh Cochran Thomas Ashcraft Marcus Johnson Alex Okafor Hassan Ridgeway Greg Daniels Trey Graham Lane Fife Trevor Leeson Chris Giron Marquise Goodwin Ashton Dorsey M.J. McFarland Cade McCrary Hasen Zaydon Cedric Reed Jackson Crawley Ty Templin Barrett Matthews Malcom Brown Reggie Wilson Alex Norman Chris Whaley Brandon Moore Desmond Jackson

Ht. 6-3 6-5 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-1 6-4 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-4 6-5 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-5 6-3 6-7 6-5 6-7 6-6 6-6 6-5 6-4 6-7 6-7 6-6 6-5 6-1 6-4.5 6-4 6-5 6-5 6-0 6-3 5-8 5-9 6-2 6-6 6-4 5-11 6-6 6-3 6-0 6-2 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-1

Wt. 233 245 185 215 235 216 241 230 220 242 295 310 230 250 298 245 240 305 280 313 300 280 320 320 315 290 301 308 275 299 315 189 265 280 258 236 170 210 165 180 295 245 193 240 260 220 180 235 315 259 275 292 320 303

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Pronunciation Guide No. 24 42 50 23 26 52 1 36 6 29 71

Name Joe Bergeron Caleb Bluiett Paul Boyette Jr. Carrington Byndom Adrian Colbert Bryce Cottrell Shiro Davis Alex De La Torre Quandre Diggs Sheroid Evans Camrhon Hughes

Pronunciation BER-jer-on BLU-eht BOY-eht BINE-dum COLE-burt cuh-TRELL SHY-ro TOR-ay KWAN-dray Shur-OD CAM-ron

No. 84 76 21 69 17 77 30 35 4 18

Name Marquise Goodwin Garrett Greenlea Daje Johnson Kyle Kriegel Miles Onyegbule Luke Poehlmann Ryan Roberson Mykkele Thompson Kenny Vaccaro Kevin Vaccaro

Pronunciation mar-KEECE green-LEE duh-JAY KREE-gul ON-yay-BOO-lay PEL-man ROB-er-son my-KELL vuh-CAR-o vuh-CAR-o

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Name Desmond Jackson Tevin Jackson Jackson Jeffcoat Peter Jinkens Daje Johnson Marcus Johnson Cayleb Jones Nick Jordan Alex King Kyle Kriegel Trevor Leeson Barrett Matthews Case McCoy Cade McCrary M.J. McFarland Logan Mills D.J. Monroe Brandon Moore Chet Moss Tom Newman Jaren Nickleson Alex Norman Alex Okafor Miles Onyegbule Clark Orren Jalen Overstreet Holt Perlman Adrian Phillips Luke Poehlmann Garrett Porter Ben Pruitt Cedric Reed Hassan Ridgeway Curtis Riser Ryan Roberson Ryan Roberts Nick Rose William Russ Drew Russo Kendall Sanders Dalton Santos Leroy Scott Jaxon Shipley Grant Sirgo Ty Templin Brad Terry Chris Terry Duke Thomas Kendall Thompson Mykkele Thompson Josh Turner Luke Utley Kenny Vaccaro Kevin Vaccaro Mason Walters Chris Whaley Michael Wheeler Reggie Wilson Matthew Zapata Michael Zaring Hasen Zaydon


Texas Coaching Staff Texas leads the nation in all time appearances in the BCS rankings with 102, which is nine more than Florida and Oklahoma. - 15th Season at Texas: 149-43 On the foundation of team accomplishments, individual accolades have followed. Brown’s Longhorns squads have featured 1998-Pres. - 235-117-1 in 29 years as a head coach a Heisman Trophy winner, two runners-up and a third-place finisher, three Maxwell Award winners, three WCFF Player of the Year - 9-4 in bowl games at Texas Award winners, two Doak Walker Award winners, two Thorpe Award - 2005 Paul W. “Bear” Bryant National winners, two Nagurski Trophy winners, a Butkus Award winner, a Coach of the Year Lombardi Award winner, two Manning Award winners, a Hendricks - 2005 BCS National Championship Award winner, two Draddy/Campbell Trophy winners and a Disney - Florida State, ‘74 Spirit Award winner, along with 52 All-Americans, 66 first-team AllBig 12 selections, five Big 12 Offensive Players of the Year, five Big Mack Brown is in his 15th season as the head coach of the 12 Defensive Players of the Year and 12 Big 12 Freshman of the Texas Longhorns. With a mark at Texas of 149-43 (.776), the 2008 Year honorees. Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year and the 2009 Big 12 Coach Brown’s on-the-field success has had an impact on the studentof the Year has elevated the Longhorns program to new heights. athletes’ future opportunities, as well. As of the 2012 NFL Draft, two The 2005 Paul W. “Bear” Bryant National Coach of the Year of his Longhorns have been selected in the first round in six of the award winner, and coach of the 2005 BCS National Champions, he past 12 drafts. In the 28 drafts during Brown’s time as a head coach, is one of a handful of coaches in the history of college football to lead the NFL has picked 105 of his student-athletes, and he has had a two separate programs to a Top Five national finish. player selected in 27 straight drafts. He has had 19 players (15 from A member of the Longhorn Hall of Honor, Brown’s 235 career UT/four from UNC) selected in the first round in the last 15 drafts. victories rank 11th on the NCAA all-time list, and he is one of just four Over the past 15 years, Brown has had 68 players selected in the active coaches to have reached the 200-victory plateau. He is also draft with 52 (76.5%) of those coming in the first four rounds. one of only two coaches nationally to direct his teams to 20 bowls in With all of the success on the field, the primary emphasis has the last 21 seasons and 22 winning seasons in the last 23 years. His remained the same with Brown’s squads -- maintaining a high level 149 wins are the third-most in the nation in the last 14 years. of achievement in the classroom and in the community. Those streaks are a reflection of the continuing success Brown Over the last six years, the success in the classroom has reached has brought to a program that managed at least 10 wins just three an all-time high. The Longhorns have led the Big 12 in academic times in the 15 years prior to his arrival in 1998, but has done so all-conference selections in five of the last seven seasons, and in nine times in his 15 seasons, including a streak of nine consecutive three of those have had equal or more first-team selections than all that is the second-longest in NCAA history. Brown has also led the but two Big 12 schools have had total selections. The Longhorns Longhorns to six seasons of at least 11 wins. have also had two winners of the Campbell Trophy, which has been Under Brown, Texas has won eight of its last 10 bowl games likened to an “academic Heisman” in Sam Acho in 2010 and Dallas and has a 9-4 record overall, including a UT record streak of 12 Griffin in 2007, along with five first-team Academic All-Americans in consecutive bowl appearances. In the 15 years prior to Brown’s the last five years. The Longhorns have also taken a strong role arrival, Texas went to eight bowls and was 2-6. The nine bowl wins in the community with four players being named to the prestigious gives Brown the most in Texas history, passing Darrell Royal’s eight. American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team in the In addition, the streak includes a BCS National Championship, last six years, including Vince Young, Colt McCoy, Sam Acho and another BCS National Championship Game appearance and three Emmanuel Acho. Nate Boyer was also named the 2012 Disney Spirit BCS Bowl wins. Award winner as the most inspirational player in college football. Since Brown came to Austin, the Horns have finished the year Brown’s fundamental football philosophy is basic. It is built on ranked in the Top 15 in 10 of the last 12 years, which includes a a rock-solid, attacking defense and a pro-style offense combined string of 10 straight. They also have seven Top 10 finishes and five with a team-first family philosophy. His “one heartbeat” belief of Top Five rankings. Prior to Brown’s arrival in 1998, the last time developing talent and leadership within a family atmosphere has Texas had finished the year in the Top 10 was 1983. In addition, established a consistency of success matched by few.

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Duane Akina

Major Applewhite

Bruce Chambers

Bo Davis

Assistant Head Coach/DBs

Co-Offensive Coordinator/QBs

Recruiting Coordinator/TEs

Defensive Tackles

Manny Diaz

Oscar Giles

Stacy Searels

Darrell Wyatt

Defensive Coordinator/LBs

Defensive Ends

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Co-Offensive Coordinator/WRs


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Texas Game Recaps Game 1 — Texas vs. Wyoming DKR-Memorial Stadium • Sept. 1, 2012


Game 2 — Texas vs. New Mexico DKR-Memorial Stadium • Sept. 8, 2012

17 37


AUSTIN, TEXAS — Sophomore running backs Joe Bergeron and Malcolm Brown each eclipsed 100 yards on the ground and the defense keyed a second-quarter outburst leading No. 15/15 Texas to a convincing 37-17 victory over Wyoming in the season opener for both teams. Bergeron ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries, while Brown totaled 105 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in the Longhorns’ 13th straight season-opening win under head coach Mack Brown. Sophomore David Ash led the ball-control attack that piled up 436 total yards, including 280 on the ground, by completing 20 of 27 passes for 156 yards and a touchdown. Wyoming jumped out to an early 3-0 lead before Texas took control, answering by driving 68 yards for a touchdown on the ensuing drive for a 7-3 lead. On the next drive, Cowboys QB Brett Smith completed a pass to Robert Herron who escaped a pair of defenders and raced 82 yards down the sideline for a touchdown. Texas defensive tackle Chris Whaley blocked the extra-point attempt to keep the Wyoming lead at 9-7. The Texas defense rose to the occasion in the second quarter by forcing a pair of turnovers enabling the Longhorns to head into halftime with a 24-9 lead. The Horns kept the Cowboys in check in the second half. Texas’s first third-quarter drive took nearly eight minutes off the clock as Malcolm Brown finished off the 17play march by plunging into the end zone to give UT a 31-9 cushion. Wyoming scored again in the fourth quarter, but Texas answered with another Bergeron TD. Shipley, one of 10 receivers to catch a pass, posted a game-high seven receptions for 45 yards. Jackson Jeffcoat led the team with nine tackles, while Jordan Hicks and Steve Edmond each had eight stops in helping the defense hold the Cowboys to 69 rushing yards and only one conversion in 11 third-down attempts. Scoring by Quarters Wyoming Texas

1 9 7

2 0 17

3 0 7

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Bergeron 15-110-2 Brown 14-105-1 Monroe 5-36-1 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Ash 20-27-1, 156 Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Shipley 7-45-1 Davis 4-40 Brown 2-15 Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Jeffcoat 5-4-9 Hicks 6-2-8 Edmond 1-7-8 Vaccaro 3-3-6

4 8 7

F 17 37

Game 3 — Texas at Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway Stadium • Sept. 15, 2012

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AUSTIN, TEXAS — No. 17 Texas racked up 431 yards of total offense and limited New Mexico to 241 yards in posting a convincing 45-0 victory before a sellout home crowd. The Longhorns (2-0) produced a shutout for the second consecutive year after doing so on Oct. 29, 2011 when they won 43-0 at home over Kansas. Linebacker Jordan Hicks led the Horns with 12 tackles (four solo), including two tackles for loss. Defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat forced a fumble and recorded a sack, and cornerback Quandre Diggs produced his first interception of the season. Quarterback David Ash completed 16 of 22 passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns. He opened the scoring with his second-career rushing touchdown on a 49-yard scamper on fourth-and-1 midway through the first quarter. That was the longest rush by a Texas QB since Colt McCoy went for 65 yards against Texas A&M in 2009. With the Horns leading 31-0 early in the fourth quarter, Case McCoy relieved Ash and added a touchdown pass. The quarterbacks threw to a total of 12 different receivers, with seven catching two or more passes. In his first collegiate appearance, freshman Daje Johnson led the receiving contingent by catching three passes for 66 yards and a touchdown. Texas finished the game 4-for-4 in redzone opportunities, with a 22-yard TD pass from Ash to Mike Davis; a 1-yard TD run from Joe Bergeron; a 6-yard TD run by D.J. Monroe; and a 13-yard TD pass from McCoy to M.J. McFarland. Scoring by Quarters New Mexico Texas

1 0 7

2 0 10

3 0 14

4 0 14

F 0 45


No. 14 Texas piled up 676 yards of total offense on its way to a 66-31 win over Ole Miss at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in front of 61,797 fans – the largest crowd for a nonconference game in school history. The Longhorns posted their highest point total since defeating Colorado 70-3 in the 2005 Big 12 Championship game, and it was the most pointed allowed by Ole Miss in 95 years. The potent Texas offense posted more than 300 rushing (350) and 300 passing yards (326) for the third time in school history, and the first time in a road game. Texas struck first when linebacker Steve Edmond intercepted Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace’s pass and returned it for a touchdown. WR Marquise Goodwin, fresh off a trip to the White House with his 2012 London Olympics teammates, extended the Longhorn lead to 17-7 with a 69-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter. Quarterback David Ash, who completed 19 of 23 passes for a then career-high 326 yards, added touchdown passes to TE D.J. Grant and FB Ryan Roberson to give the Horns a 31-10 halftime lead. The Longhorns poured it on in the second half with three rushing touchdowns (one from D.J. Monroe and two from Malcolm Brown) and two through the air with Goodwin and Mike Davis catching one apiece. Davis and Goodwin each finished the game with over 100 receiving yards, marking just the 12th time in school history that two Longhorns eclipsed that mark in the same game. Defensive end Alex Okafor had two of the Horns’ five sacks, and cornerback Quandre Diggs picked off two passes. Scoring by Quarters Texas Ole Miss

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Bergeron 11-49-1 Ash 4-31-1 Gray 7-30 Monroe 2-10-1 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Ash 16-22-2, 221 McCoy 5-8-1, 64 Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Johnson 3-66-1 Davis 3-30-1 Shipley 2-30 Bergeron 2-27 Brown 2-23 Grant 2-22 Goodwin 2-15 Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Hicks 4-8-12 Edmond 4-5-9 Vaccaro 4-5-9 Phillips 3-5-8 Thompson 5-2-7

66 31

1 10 0

2 21 10

3 21 14

4 14 7

F 66 31

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Brown 21-128-2 Goodwin 2-80-1 Gray 9-50 Bergeron 11-48 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Ash 19-23-4, 326 Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Davis 5-124-1 Shipley 3-35 Goodwin 2-102-1 Brown 2-15 Johnson 2-15 Grant 2-7-1 Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Edmond 3-2-5 Phillips 3-2-5 Vaccaro 2-3-5

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Texas Game Recaps Game 4 — Texas at Oklahoma State Boone Pickens Stadium • Sept. 29, 2012

Game 5 — Texas vs. West Virginia DKR-Memorial Stadium • Oct. 6, 2012

#12 TEXAS 41 #22 OKLAHOMA ST 36


STILLWATER, OKLA. — Joe Bergeron scored on a 2-yard run with 29 seconds left lifting No. 12/10 Texas to a thrilling 41-36 win over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 opener for both teams. The Longhorns and Cowboys traded scores for most of the game before Oklahoma State took a 36-34 lead with 2:34 left in the game on a 24-yard field goal from Quinn Sharp. But the Horns marched down the field in the closing minutes for the game-winning score. On fourth-and-6 from the UT 29, quarterback David Ash threw downfield and hit tight end D.J. Grant in stride between two defenders for 29 yards. Ash then tossed to running back Jeremy Hills in the right flat for 5 yards before finding wide receiver Mike Davis for 32 yards to set up first-and-goal at the 5. Bergeron carried 3 yards before finding the end zone on the next play. Oklahoma State had one last possession but fell well shy of the end zone. Ash completed a career-high 30 passes on 37 attempts (81.1 percent) for 303 yards and three TDs, becoming just the fourth QB in school history with consecutive 300-yard passing games. Explosive senior D.J. Monroe returned a kickoff in the first quarter 100 yards for a touchdown. It was the third kickoff return for a TD of Monroe’s career, setting a UT record, and was also just the fourth 100-yard kickoff return for a TD in school history. Freshman Johnathan Gray led the team with 68 yards on the ground, followed by Bergeron’s 48. Steve Edmond had a team-high 10 tackles, and Jackson Jeffcoat added seven, including four tackles for loss and a sack, while Quandre Diggs recorded three pass breakups.


Scoring by Quarters Texas Oklahoma State

Scoring by Quarters West Virginia Texas

1 21 14

2 0 3

3 7 9


4 13 10

F 41 36

1 14 7

2 13 21

3 7 10

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Gray 14-87 Bergeron 17-45-4

Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Ash 30-37-3, 304

Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Ash 22-29-1, 269

Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Goodwin 6-28 Shipley 5-82-3 Davis 4-49 Johnson 4-45 Roberson 4-23

Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Hills 6-67 Shipley 5-58 Goodwin 4-24-1



Running back Joe Bergeron ran for a then career-high four touchdowns, but No. 8 West Virginia emerged with a 48-45 Big 12 victory over No. 11/9 Texas before an all-time record crowd of 101,851 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Texas quarterback David Ash completed 22 of 29 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown, and Bergeron produced 45 yards on the ground. Freshman running back Johnathan Gray carried 14 times for a career- and team-best 87 yards for Texas. Running back Jeremy Hills caught six passes for 67 yards, and wide receiver Marquise Goodwin added a touchdown catch. Safety Kenny Vaccaro led the Texas defense with 11 tackles (five solos), and safeties Mykkele Thompson and Adrian Phillips posted nine stops apiece. West Virginia’s Geno Smith, who entered the game as the top-rated passer in the nation, directed two 76-yard, fourth-quarter scoring drives. He hit Stedman Bailey on 6-yard touchdown pass with 10:50 left in the game to give West Virginia a 41-38 lead and Andrew Buie added a 5-yard TD run with 1:18 to go. Texas added a late touchdown on an 8-yard pass from Ash to Goodwin, but was unable to recover the on-side kick. WVU held a 21-7 lead on Texas early in the second quarter, but the Horns fought back. In just 1:08 of regulation, Joe Bergeron scored his second TD of the day, and then Jackson Jeffcoat recovered a fumble in the end zone after Alex Okafor sacked Smith to give the Horns the tying touchdown. WVU took a 28-27 lead into halftime, and the Cowboys and Longhorns traded scores in the third quarter.

Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Gray 12-68 Bergeron 15-48-2

Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Edmond 5-5-10 Jeffcoat 6-1-7 Turner 4-3-7 Diggs 5-1-6 Thompson 4-2-6 Okafor 3-3-6

Game 6 — Texas vs Oklahoma Cotton Bowl • Oct. 13, 2012

Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Vaccaro 5-6-11 Thompson 7-3-10 Phillips 1-8-9 Whaley 3-4-7 Thompson 4-2-6

4 14 7

F 48 45

21 63

DALLAS — No. 13 Oklahoma posted a 63-21 victory over No. 15/15 Texas in the AT&T Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl. Oklahoma took the opening kickoff and went 75 yards in 14 plays in a drive capped by an 8-yard touchdown run by reserve quarterback Blake Bell. However, on the ensuing point-after attempt, Texas, who entered the game with a nation-best five blocked kicks on the season, blocked the attempt. Quandre Diggs scooped up the ball and raced into the end zone to cut the Longhorns’ deficit to 6-2. It was the Longhorns first 2-point conversion return in 13 years. Oklahoma’s Damien Williams ran for a 95-yard touchdown to give the Sooners a 13-2 lead with 4:09 left in the first quarter. Bell added three 1-yard rushing touchdowns and the Sooners forced a safety to take a 36-2 lead into halftime. Texas cornerback Carrington Byndom scored the Horns’ first touchdown of the day when he picked off quarterback Landry Jones at the OU 28 and raced into the end zone untouched. It was Byndom’s fourth career interception, and his second interception return for a TD. Byndom also finished the game with a career-high 10 tackles. Jones, who was 21 of 37 for 321 yards, added a pair of touchdown passes, and Mike Hunnicutt kicked two field goals for OU before Texas got back on the board in the fourth quarter. Case McCoy, subbing for an injured David Ash, hit wide receiver Mike Davis for a 44-yard touchdown to cut the OU lead to 56-15. Davis finished the game with five catches for 89 yards. McCoy found wide receiver John Harris for a 19-yard touchdown on the final play of the game. Scoring by Quarters Texas Oklahoma

1 2 13

2 0 23

3 6 10

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Johnson 4-41 Gray 8-16 Ash 6-16 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Ash 13-29-0, 113 McCoy 5-8-2, 102 Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Davis 5-89-1 McFarland 3-39 Grant 2-18 Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Thompson 5-7-12 Byndom 7-3-10 Phillips 5-5-10 Edmond 5-4-9 Vaccaro 4-5-9 Cobbs 2-7-9

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4 13 17

F 21 63

Texas Game Recaps Game 7 — Texas vs. Baylor DKR-Memorial Stadium • Oct. 20, 2012


Game 8 — Texas at Kansas Memorial Stadium • Oct. 27, 2012

50 56



Joe Bergeron became the third player in school history to rush for five touchdowns in a game as Texas claimed a 56-50 victory over Baylor before 101,353 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. David Ash completed 19 of 31 passes for 274 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown pass to Mike Davis early in the fourth quarter for the eventual game-winning score. Texas took the opening kickoff to its 16-yard line and struck on the first play from scrimmage, as running back Daje Johnson went untouched down the right sideline on his way to an 84-yard touchdown run. Baylor scored two possessions later, and the two teams would trade scores for the remainder of the game. In the second quarter, cornerback Josh Turner intercepted Baylor QB Nick Florence at the 37-yard line, and Texas cashed in five plays later when Ash found Davis for 35 yards. Two plays later, running back Johnathan Gray juked a defender and cruised into the end zone from 25 yards out to give the Horns a 35-28 lead, one they did not relinquish. Bergeron added his third rushing TD of the night with one minute left in the second quarter, and the Horns led 42-31 at halftime. The Longhorn defense held a potent Baylor offense to field goals on three of its five scoring drives in the second half. Bergeron’s fifth rushing touchdown, tying him for third on UT’s single-game rushing TD list, came in the middle of the third quarter, giving Texas a 49-40 lead. Baylor cut the lead to six with a 44-yard field goal, but UT linebacker Steve Edmond forced a fumble on Baylor’s next possession, setting up a drive culminating with a 15-yard TD pass from Ash to Davis to give the Horns a 56-43 lead. Baylor closed within 56-50 on a Florence 1-yard touchdown run with 1:57 left in the game, but Texas successfully ran out the clock for the win.

Scoring by Quarters Baylor Texas

1 21 14

2 10 28

3 12 7

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Bergeron 19-117-5 Johnson 7-90-1 Gray 8-56-1 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Ash 19-31-1, 274 Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Davis 6-148-1 Goodwin 3-27 Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Okafor 7-3-10 Edmond 6-4-10 Thompson 4-5-9 Vaccaro 6-2-8

4 7 7

Game 9 — Texas at Texas Tech Jones AT&T Stadium • Nov. 3, 2012

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Quarterback Case McCoy hit tight end D.J. Grant for the 1-yard game-winning touchdown with 12 seconds left lifting Texas to a 21-17 road victory over Kansas. The Jayhawks took a 17-14 lead on a 29-yard field goal by Nick Prolago with 2:28 left in the game, but Texas drove 70 yards for the win. McCoy, who came off the bench in the fourth quarter to replace starter David Ash, led two scoring drives in the final 10 minutes. McCoy made two key throws to get Texas in scoring position on its final possession. On fourthand-6 from the UT 34, the junior found wide receiver Jaxon Shipley for 18 yards and one play later connected with Mike Davis for 39 yards down the left sideline to set up first-andgoal. Two runs by Johnathan Gray, who had a career-high 111 rushing yards, set up third-and-goal at the 1. McCoy, who completed 6 of 8 passes for 109 yards, faked a handoff and found a wide-open Grant in the end zone. Kansas had one last possession, but got the ball on its own 27 and had two Michael Cummings’ passes fall incomplete. After surrendering 198 yards of total offense, including 177 on the ground, in the first half, the Longhorn defense adjusted and limited the Jayhawks to 75 total yards in the second half. Senior defensive end Alex Okafor had a teamand career-high 13 tackles. Senior safety Kenny Vaccaro and sophomore linebacker Steve Edmond each added 11 tackles for the Longhorns. Shipley had a game-high six receptions for 66 yards. Davis finished with four catches for 59 receiving yards, moving up two places to seventh on the Texas career receptions list (126).

Scoring by Quarters Texas Kansas

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INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Gray 18-111 Bergeron 7-32-1 Goodwin 1-11-1 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Ash 8-16-0, 63 McCoy 6-8-1, 109 Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Shipley 6-66 Davis 4-59 Goodwin 1-41 Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Okafor 11-2-13 Vaccaro 8-3-11 Edmond 3-8-11 Thompson 4-3-7

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David Ash threw for 264 yards and three touchdowns, and Johnathan Gray rushed for 106 yards on a career-high 20 carries as Texas held on for a 31-22 victory over No. 20 Texas Tech in front of a record crowd of 60,879 at Jones AT&T Stadium. Gray became just the 10th Texas freshman to have at least 100 rushing yards in back-to-back games. The Longhorns remained perfect on the road on the season (40) behind a big-play offense and a defense that held the Red Raiders, who entered the game with the 11th-ranked offense in the nation, to four field-goal attempts in six trips into the red zone. Additionally, the Longhorn defense held the Red Raiders to just one play of 25-plus yards on the game. Texas led 24-13 heading into the second half, but the Red Raiders chipped away at the lead, trailing by just two before the Texas offense drove down the field and scored on a 25-yard TD pass from David Ash to Mike Davis, giving the Horns a 31-22 lead early in the fourth quarter. Texas cornerback Carrington Byndom blocked a fourth quarter field-goal attempt, which would have brought the Red Raiders within one score. It was Byndom’s second blocked kick of the season, and the Longhorns’ seventh overall (three punts; two extra points; two field goals). Texas then sealed the victory with a nine-play, 43-yard drive – all on the ground – to eat up the final 5:15 of the game. Mike Davis had a career-high 165 receiving yards and a career-best two TD catches from Ash who was 11-for19 and led the Horns on five scoring drives. Scoring by Quarters Texas Texas Tech

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INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Gray 20-106 Ash 5-25 Johnson 4-18 Bergeron 5-14-1 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Ash 11-19-3, 264 Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Davis 4-165-2 Gray 2-41 Shipley 2-30-1 Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Edmond 7-3-10 Diggs 6-3-9 Vaccaro 4-5-9

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Texas Game Recaps Game 10 — Texas vs. Iowa State DKR-Memorial Stadium • Nov. 10, 2012


Game 11 — Texas vs. TCU DKR-Memorial Stadium • Nov. 22, 2012

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No. 19 Texas piled up more than 600 yards of total offense in an emotional 33-7 victory over Iowa State at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The Longhorns remembered former coach Darrell Royal, who died earlier in the week, and honored Veteran’s Day. On their first play from scrimmage, the Longhorns paid homage to Royal by lining up in his signature Wishbone formation at their own 6-yard line. QB David Ash tossed right to wideout Jaxon Shipley, who was lined up in the backfield, and he then tossed the ball back across the field to Ash in the end zone. Ash fired downfield for tight end Greg Daniels, who hauled in the 47-yard pass. Ash completed 25 of 31 passes for a career-high 364 yards and two touchdowns, including a 61-yard scoring strike to Mike Davis that gave Texas a 14-0 lead with 3:23 left in the first quarter. Texas took a 20-7 lead into the second half, in which its defense held the ISU offense to only 64 total yards, forcing them to punt on the first four possessions. Sophomore linebacker Steve Edmond and senior defensive end Alex Okafor led the Longhorns with nine tackles apiece. Seven Horns finished the game with five-plus tackles. Junior wideout Mike Davis finished with seven catches for 113 yards and Shipley posted eight receptions for 137 yards. It was just the 13th time in school history, and second time this season (vs. Ole Miss), that two Longhorn receivers eclipsed the 100-yard mark in a game. As part of the recognition of the legendary Royal, who coached at the school from 1957-76 and led the Longhorns to three national titles, the team’s helmets featured the letters “DKR” on the Longhorn logo. Royal’s initials also adorned the Longhorn logo at midfield.

Scoring by Quarters Iowa State Texas

1 0 14

2 7 6

3 0 3

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Bergeron 12-86 Gray 14-74-2 Brown 10-31 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Ash 25-31-2, 364 McCoy 1-1-0, 23 Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Shipley 8-137 Davis 7-113-1 Daniels 2-62 Gray 2-31 Hills 2-11 Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Edmond 6-3-9 Okafor 5-4-9 Jinkens 4-4-8 Phillips 3-5-8


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Game 12 — Texas at Kansas State Bill Snyder Family Stadium • Dec. 1, 2012

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In their first-ever Big 12 meeting, TCU defeated No. 18/15 Texas, 20-13, on Thanksgiving at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The Horned Frogs led throughout the game, but had to hold off a late Texas rally. The Longhorns trailed 14-3 going into halftime, with their points coming from a Nick Jordan 25-yard field goal. Cornerback Adrian Phillips picked off TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin early in the third quarter and gave the Longhorns the ball at midfield. Nick Jordan booted his second 25-yard field goal of the game to cut the deficit to 14-6 early in the third. TCU drove deep into Texas territory on its next possession, but the defense forced them to settle for a field goal. Jaden Oberkrom added a 41-yard field goal to push the TCU lead to 20-6. Late in the fourth quarter, McCoy, who replaced starter David Ash, led the Longhorns on a nine-play, 92-yard touchdown drive. McCoy, who was 11 of 17 for 110 yards, drove the offense down the field and wide receiver Bryant Jackson hauled in a 12-yard reception before running back Jeremy Hills had an 8-yard rushing touchdown, cutting the TCU lead to 20-13. That score was followed by a three-andout from the Texas defense, which was especially strong in the fourth quarter. TCU gained minus-3 yards over its final four drives. The Longhorns, playing on senior night, got the ball back at their own 34 with 1:44 on the clock. McCoy ran 13 yards for a first down on the opening play, but was picked off one play later and TCU ran out the clock. Shipley had game highs in receptions (8) and receiving yards (80). Senior safety Kenny Vaccaro led the Longhorn defense with 10 tackles. Sophomore defensive end Cedric Reed added seven tackles, including three tackles for loss.

Scoring by Quarters TCU Texas

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2 7 0

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INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Gray 15-47 Johnson 2-14 Bergeron 5-12 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Ash 10-21-0, 104 McCoy 11-17-0, 110 Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Shipley 6-80 Davis 6-54 McFarland 2-20 Daniels 2-18 Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Vaccaro 5-5-10 Reed 5-2-7 Edmond 3-4-7 Thompson 1-4-5

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In his first start of the season, Case McCoy threw for 314 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough for No. 23/21 Texas football to overcome No. 7/7 Kansas State, which downed the Longhorns, 42-24, to clinch the Big 12 Conference title and an automatic berth in the BCS. Collin Klein rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another for the Wildcats who snapped Texas’ five-game road winning streak by taking control early in the fourth quarter at sold-out Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Texas led 17-14 midway through the third quarter after Malcolm Brown’s 2-yard TD run capped off a 90-yard drive, but Kansas State answered by driving 67 yards in 11 plays and chewing up 6:37 of the game clock. John Hubert capped the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run and K-State had a 21-17 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Texas, which outgained the Wildcats 413-352 in the game, was forced to punt after a three-and-out and Klein connected with Tyler Lockett on a 55-yard TD pass on the first play of the ensuing possession giving K-State a 28-17 lead. Klein completed just 8 of 14 passes for 184 yards, but he also rushed for 103 yards on 23 carries. The Longhorns had a chance to pull within one score in the fourth, but Nick Jordan’s 40-yard field goal attempt with 9:30 left in the game sailed wide right after an 11-play drive. K-State took advantage of a Texas fumble on a punt return and increased its lead to 35-17 with a 1-yard TD run by Hubert, his third of the game. The Wildcats later converted an Allen Chapman interception of McCoy into another score. D.J. Monroe helped set up the final Texas touchdown by running back the ensuing kickoff 72 yards. Four plays later, McCoy hit Brown for a 9-yard TD. McCoy connected on 26 of 34 passes in the game which included 17 straight completions at one point, the secondbest mark in school history, trailing only his brother, Colt, who had streaks of 18 (vs. Oklahoma State) and 17 (vs. Missouri) during the 2008 season. Scoring by Quarters Texas Kansas State

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2 10 0

3 7 14

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Monroe 1-46 Brown 7-40-1 Gray 12-29 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) McCoy 26-34-2, 314 Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Brown 6-43-1 Johnson 5-85 Shipley 5-68 Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Vaccaro 12-1-13 Edmond 5-4-9 Jinkens 4-2-6

You Never Forget The Feeling.

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Pac-12 Conference Pac-12 Postseason Awards

Final Standings

School Offensive Player of the Year: North (4) Oregon Marqise Lee, WR, USC (6) Stanford (13) Oregon St. Defensive Player of the Year: Washington Will Sutton, DE, Arizona State California Washington St. Freshman Offensive Player of the Year: South (17) UCLA Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon Arizona St. Freshman Defensive Player of the Year: USC Leonard Williams, DE, USC Arizona Utah Coach of the Year: Colorado David Shaw, Stanford

W 8 8 6 5 2 1 6 5 5 4 3 1

Pac-12 L % 1 .889 1 .889 3 .667 4 .556 7 .222 8 .111 3 .667 4 .556 4 .556 5 .444 6 .333 8 .111

W 11 11 9 7 3 3 9 7 7 7 5 1

Overall L % 1 .917 2 .846 3 .750 5 .583 9 .250 9 .250 4 .692 5 .583 5 .583 5 .583 7 .417 11 .083

() - Rank in Final BCS Standings


FIRST TEAM OFFENSE PLAYER YR SCHOOL Marcus Mariota Fr. Oregon Kenjon Barner Sr. Oregon Ka’Deem Carey So. Arizona Marqise Lee So. USC Markus Wheaton Sr. Oregon State Zach Ertz Sr. Stanford Hroniss Grasu So. Oregon Khaled Holmes Sr. USC Brian Schwenke Sr. California Xavier Su’a-Filo So. UCLA David Yankey Jr. Stanford


SECOND TEAM OFFENSE PLAYER YR SCHOOL Matt Scott Sr. Arizona Johnathan Franklin Sr. UCLA Stepfan Taylor Sr. Stanford Austin Hill So. Arizona Robert Woods Jr. USC Austin Seferian-Jenkins So. Washington Jeff Baca Sr. UCLA David Bakhtiari Jr. Colorado Sam Brenner Sr. Utah Kevin Danser Sr. Stanford Sam Schwartzstein Sr. Stanford


FIRST TEAM DEFENSE PLAYER SCHOOL Scott Crichton So. Oregon State Dion Jordan Sr. Oregon Star Lotulelei Sr. Utah Will Sutton Jr. Arizona State Anthony Barr Jr. UCLA Trent Murphy Sr. Stanford Chase Thomas Sr. Stanford Ifo Ekpre-Olomu So. Oregon Jordan Poyer Sr. Oregon State Ed Reynolds Jr. Stanford Desmond Trufant Sr. Washington


SECOND TEAM DEFENSE PLAYER YR SCHOOL Henry Anderson Jr. Stanford Morgan Breslin Jr. USC Ben Gardner Sr. Stanford Datone Jones Sr. UCLA Kiko Alonso Sr. Oregon Michael Clay Sr. Oregon Brandon Magee Sr. Arizona State Deone Bucannon Jr. Washington State Alden Darby Jr. Arizona State T.J. McDonald Sr. USC Nickell Robey Jr. USC


FIRST TEAM SPECIALISTS PLAYER YR SCHOOL Vince D’Amato Jr. California Jeff Locke Sr. UCLA Reggie Dunn Sr. Utah Jordan Jenkins Sr. Oregon State


SECOND TEAM SPECIALISTS PLAYER SCHOOL Andrew Furney Jr. Washington State Josh Hubner Sr. Arizona State Marqise Lee So. USC David Allen Sr. UCLA

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Oregon State University

Dr. Edward Ray President

Bob De Carolis Athletic Director

University Quick Facts Location: ............................................Corvallis, Oregon Founded: .............................................................. 1868 Enrollment: ......................................................... 24,977 Nickname: ........................................................ Beavers Colors: ................................................. Orange & Black Mascot: ...................................................Benny Beaver President: ............................................ Dr. Edward Ray Athletic Director: ................................... Bob De Carolis Stadium: ................................. Reser Stadium (45,674) Surface: .......................................................... FieldTurf Stadium Opening: ................................................. 1953 Athletic Website: ........................ University Website:

2012 Schedule/Results 9-3 (6-3 Pac-12) Date Sept. 9 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 24 Dec. 1

Opponent Wisconsin at UCLA at Arizona Washington State at BYU Utah at Washington Arizona State at Stanford California Oregon Nicholls State


Score 10-7 27-20 38-35 19-6 42-24 21-7 17-20 36-26 23-27 62-14 24-48 77-3

All-Time Bowl Results (10-5) Year 2009 2008 2007 2006 2004 2003 2002 2001


Bowl Las Vegas Sun Emerald Sun Insight Las Vegas Insight Fiesta

Opponent BYU Pittsburgh Maryland Missouri Notre Dame New Mexico Pittsburgh Notre Dame


Score 20-44 3-0 21-14 39-38 38-21 55-14 13-38 41-9

Year 1999 1965 1962 1957 1942 1949 1940

Bowl O’ahu Rose Liberty Rose Rose Pineapple Pineapple

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Opponent Hawai’i Michigan Villanova Iowa Duke Hawai’i Hawai’i


Score 17-23 7-34 6-0 19-35 20-16 47-27 39-6

Oregon State Coaching Staff Head Coach Mike Riley - 12th Season at Oregon State: 81-66 1997-98, 2003-Pres. - Winningest coach in OSU history - 5-1 Record in Bowl Games at OSU - 2012 AFCA Region 5 FBS Coach of the Year - 2008 Pac-10 Coach of the Year - Alabama, ‘75

“Mike Riley is the best guy in college football.” Any number of people from current players, ex-players, coaches at all levels or anyone who has ever met him could acknowledge that; it was national sports media personality Jim Rome who made that statement following an interview during the 2012 season. Coach Riley could very well be the best guy in college football, but he also ranks among the best coaches in the game and earlier this month accepted the American Football Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year honor. He is the winningest active coach in the Pac-12 Conference with 81 victories (all at OSU), owns the most wins ever at Oregon State, the team has been ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 27 weeks, has coached 20 All-Americans and 28 NFL Draft picks. The longest tenured coach in the Pac-12, in his 12th season, has a resume that sparkles with achievements. He was the 2008 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Pac-10 Conference and State of Oregon Coach of the Year, and his teams have appeared in the final Associated Press top-25 rankings in three of the last six seasons. The 59-year-old head coach has guided the Beavers to seven bowl games in the last 10 years. The Beavers are 5-1 with Riley at the helm in postseason games after he started the rejuvenation of the program during his first tenure in 1997 and ‘98 that subsequently made three bowl appearances. When he took control of the program in the winter of 1997, Oregon State was mired in a streak of 28 consecutive losing seasons. While his first two teams did not post winning marks, the competitiveness of the program increased dramatically

Mark Banker Defensive Coordinator

Chris Brasfield Running Backs

Danny Langsdorf Offensive Coordinator/QB’s

Brent Brennan Wide Receivers

and the foundation was laid for teams that played in bowl games in 10 of the next 14 years. Riley has 52 Pac-10/12 victories, which ranks 13th in the conference record book. Legendary coaches Jim Owens (Washington), Bruce Snyder (Cal, ASU), Rich Brooks (Oregon) and Dick Tomey (Arizona) are all within his reach for the 2013 season which would move him into the top-10 all-time for league wins. He has also led his team to outstanding success in the classroom, where over the last six years Beavers have been honored by the league for academic achievement 64 times. Riley’s pro-style approach to how he manages the program has paid dividends to players who have gone on to successful professional careers. Twenty-one former Beavers who were coached by Riley were in the NFL as of Dec. 1, 2012, including quarterbacks Matt Moore (Miami) and Derek Anderson (Carolina), running back Steven Jackson (St. Louis) and defensive back Brandon Browner (Seattle). Anderson, Jackson and Browner have each earned Pro Bowl honors. Riley is the first coach in OSU history to win more than one NCAA-sanctioned bowl game at OSU, capturing the 2003 Las Vegas Bowl, the 2004 Insight Bowl, the 2006 and 2008 Sun Bowls, and the 2007 Emerald Bowl titles. He also is the first coach to lead the program to more than one winning conference season (5-3 in ’04, 6-3 in ’06, 6-3 in ’07, 7-2 in ’08, 6-3 in ’09 and ‘12) since 1969. Under Riley, Oregon State has not been shy about playing challenging non-conference games. Since 2003, 10 of the 12 (prior to 2012) out of league road opponents have finished the season in the AP-top 25. He’s also experienced success against top-25 teams winning 14 games, including three times against teams ranked No. 3 or higher. Riley is no stranger to the Alamo City, as he held the position of head coach for the two-year existence of the San Antonio Riders of the World League of American Football. He still owns a vacation home in nearby Spring Branch. His success at all levels is well documented. Riley has earned the respect of players, coaches, media and fans. He has been called the savior of Oregon State football and the future continues to look bright for the Orange and Black.

Jay Locey Assistant Head Coach/TE’s

Mike Cavanaugh Offensive Line

Rod Perry Secondary

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Bruce Read Coordinator of Special Teams

Joe Seumalo Defensive Line


Oregon State Roster # 63 30 55 4 33 62 69 9 37 43 59 70 54 97 1 20 29 83 72 7 2 95 84 23 40 61 71 56 78 53 18 51 60 85 86 89 21 68 1 99 12 7 76 81 31 18 48 34 44 94 74 64 48

Name Addie, Justin Agnew, Malcolm Akuna, Shaydon Alexander, D.J. Anderson, Tyler Andrews, Gavin Andrews, Josh Ashton, Peter Audiss, Micah Balfour, Michael Barnett, Lavonte Bays, Grant Bennett-Jackson, Brandon Braun, John Brown, Chris Cavanaugh, Blair Christian, Steven Clute, Kellen Collins, Desmond Cooks, Brandin Cope, Ryan Crichton, Scott Cummings, Kevin Cummings,Mishawn Doctor, Michael Eldredge, Chase Enger, Grant Fernando, Rusty Fifita, Rudolf Gardner, Kyle Gilmore, Malik Gilmur, Charlie Gonzales, Akeem Grim, J.C. Gwacham, Obum Hamlett, Connor Handford, Ryan Hansen, Nolan Harper, Riley Harrah, Blake Harrington, Richie Hasty, Tyler Hatcher, Jake Hatfield, Micah Hedgecock, A.J. Hill, Kendall James, Jaswha Jenkins, Jordan Johnson, Jabral Kell, Devon Keller, David Kelly, Colin Kostol, Keith


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Name Brown, Chris Harper, Riley # Cope, Ryan # Wheaton, Markus Watkins, Anthony Mannion, Sean Alexander, D.J. VanderVeen, Brent Martin, Sean Cooks, Brandin Hasty, Tyler Mullaney, Richard Zimmerman, Tyrequek Ashton, Peter Smith, Caleb Harrington, Richie # Romaine, Trevor Robinson, Rueben Poyer, Jordan Vaz, Cody Scott, Larry Reynolds, Rashaad Noland-Lewis, Cyril Gilmore, Malik Hill, Kendall Stevenson, Jovan Cavanaugh, Blair # Handford, Ryan Singler, Mitch # Marable, Malcolm Cummings, Mishawn Woods, Storm Murphy, Ryan Patrick, Naji # Ward, Terron Christian, Steven # Agnew, Malcolm Hedgecock, A.J. # Skotte, Joel Anderson, Tyler # Jenkins, Jordan Saulo, Caleb Robinson, Zack Audiss, Micah # Watkins, Brian Pearson, Tym # Doctor, Michael ‘Unga, Kevin “Feti” York, Clayton # Balfour, Michael # Johnson, Jabral Wynn, Dylan Mageo, Rommel Williams, Josh James, Jaswha Kostol, Keith # Seumalo, Andrew # Mitchell, Josh Gilmur, Charlie # Southam, Garett # Mafi, Dyllon Gardner, Kyle #


Ht. 5-10 6-0 5-9 6-1 6-1 6-5 6-2 6-4 6-0 5-10 5-10 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-6 6-1 6-0 6-3 6-0 6-1 5-11 5-11 6-0 6-3 6-1 5-11 5-8 5-10 6-3 5-7 5-10 6-0 6-3 5-8 5-7 6-0 5-9 6-0 6-2 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-1 5-9 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-0 5-11 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-2 6-1 6-1 6-2 5-11

Wt. 208 179 150 182 217 212 225 226 186 179 178 191 206 206 264 228 200 235 190 198 192 186 195 214 192 180 168 204 208 172 190 202 213 190 195 180 204 191 235 215 210 215 190 207 185 208 223 248 238 234 234 265 221 239 247 189 290 274 228 239 220 225


Hometown (Previous School) Fresno, CA (San Joaquin Memorial) Salt Lake City, UT (Utah State) Portland, OR (Jesuit) Chandler, AZ (Chandler) Burien, WA (Highline) Pleasanton, CA (Foothill) Palm Desert, CA (Palm Desert) Arroyo Grande, CA (Arroyo Grande) Corona, CA (Santiago) Stockton, CA (Lincoln) Newcastle, WA (Bellevue) Thousand Oaks, CA (Thousand Oaks) St. Matthews, SC (Lawton (OK)) Keller, TX (Faith Christian) Kent, WA (Kentridge) Westlake Village, CA (Oaks Christian) Corona, CA (Centennial) Chandler, AZ (Hamilton) Astoria, OR (Astoria) Lodi, CA (St. Mary’s) Corona, CA (Centennial) Pacoima, CA (San Fernando) Ruston, LA (Ruston) Lakewood, CA (Lakewood) La Marque, TX (La Marque) Tucson, AZ (Sunnyside) Corvallis, OR (Corvallis) New Brunswick, NJ (Santa Ana JC) Medford, OR (South Medford) Pasadena , CA (Bishop Alemany) San Jose, CA (Foothill CC) Pflugerville, TX (Pflugerville) Oakland, CA (Oakland Tech) Vallejo, CA (St. Patrick-St. Vincent) Antioch, CA (De La Salle) Sacramento, CA (Hawai’i) Chesterfield, MO (De Smet Jesuit) Dayton, OR (Dayton) Bend, OR (Mountain View) Walnut Creek, CA (De La Salle) Salem, OR (West Salem) Kent, WA (Kentlake) Tahlequah, OK (Sequoyah) Roseburg, OR (Roseburg) Burien, WA (Highline) Springfield, OR (Lane CC) Tulsa, OK (Booker T. Washington) Rochester, CA (Kahuku (HI)) Redmond, OR (Redmond) Sherwood, OR (Sherwood) Lawton, OK (Lawton) Concord, CA (De La Salle) Pago Pago, America Samoa (Samoana) Los Angeles, CA (Salesian) Inglewood, CA (Inglewood) Tigard, OR (Tigard) Corvallis, OR (Santiam Christian) North Bend, WA (Mount Si) University Place, WA (Curtis) Durham, CA (Durham) Oakland, CA (Laney CC) Corvallis, OR (Crescent Valley)

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Oregon State Roster # 54 55 56 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 68 69 70 71 72 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 93 94 95 97 98 99 99

Name Bennett-Jackson, Brandon Akuna, Shaydon Fernando, Rusty Seumalo, Isaac Linsky, Harrison # Morovick, Michael # Barnett, Lavonte Gonzales, Akeem Eldredge, Chase Andrews, Gavin Addie, Justin Kelly, Colin Sapolu, Roman Weinreich, Garrett Hansen, Nolan # Andrews, Josh Bays, Grant Enger, Grant Collins, Desmond Keller, David Nielsen, Derek # Hatcher, Jake # Philipp, Michael Fifita, Rudolf Lopez, Joe # Stanton, Dustin Hatfield, Micah Prince, Colby Clute, Kellen Cummings, Kevin Grim, J.C. # Gwacham, Obum Ortiz, Ricky # Perry, Tyler Hamlett, Connor Robins, Ali’i Tago, Noke Rosa, Mana Kell, Devon Crichton, Scott Braun, John Masaniai, Castro Harrah, Blake McMullen, Tim


Ht. Wt. Year Hometown (Previous School) 6-3 267 FR* Birmingham, AL (Spring (TX)) 6-2 245 SO* Nanakuli, HI (Kapolei) 6-3 242 SR Apache Junction, AZ (Glendale CC) 6-3 302 FR Corvallis, OR (Corvallis) 6-0 225 FR Bakersfield, CA (Fresno State) 6-0 223 SO* Mission Viejo, CA (Trabuco Hills) 6-2 245 FR* Lancaster, CA (Paraclete) 6-3 236 FR* Pasadena, CA (Bishop Alemany) 6-3 232 FR Lunada Bay, CA (Palos Verde) 6-5 324 FR Granite Bay, CA (Granite Bay) 6-3 311 FR* Mesa, AZ (Skyline) 6-5 298 SR* Kelso, WA (Kelso) 6-2 284 SO* Huntington Beach, CA (Edison) 6-5 307 FR Pismo Beach, CA (Arroyo Grande) 6-6 250 FR Corvallis, OR (Corvallis) 6-2 297 JR* Fontana, CA (Colony) 6-1 300 FR Oceanside, CA (Oceanside) 6-6 293 JR* Bothell, WA (O’Dea) 6-4 269 FR* Salt Lake City, UT (Highland) 6-3 309 FR Fresno, CA (Fresno State) 6-4 286 SO* Eugene, OR (Sheldon) 6-3 230 JR Astoria, OR (Western Oregon) 6-4 315 JR* San Bernardino, CA (Arroyo Valley) 6-3 263 SR Euless, TX (Mt. San Antonio CC) 6-0 273 SO* Portland, OR (Central Catholic) 6-4 232 FR Marysville, WA (Lakewood) 6-1 180 JR* Lake Oswego, OR (Lake Oswego) 6-5 257 SR* Albany, OR (West Albany) 6-5 250 FR* Spokane, WA (Mt. Spokane) 6-1 181 JR Culver City, CA (Crespi) 6-1 181 FR Bend, OR (Bend) 6-5 224 SO* Chino Hills, CA (Ayala) 6-0 230 FR Corona, CA (Mater Dei) 6-5 256 SO* Ventura, CA (Buena) 6-7 259 SO* Edmonds, WA (Meadowdale) 6-2 276 FR* Ewa Beach, HI (Saint Louis) 6-1 290 FR Pago Pago, America Samoa (Leone) 6-3 276 JR* Haiku, HI (Baldwin) 6-4 250 JR* Hilo, HI (Hilo) 6-3 263 SO* Tacoma, WA (Henry Foss) 6-5 283 JR* Lebanon, OR (West Albany) 6-3 354 SR* Waipahu, HI (Waipahu) 6-1 265 JR* Temecula, CA (Saddleback JC) 6-4 232 JR* Parkdale, Australia (Humboldt State) *Utilized Redshirt Year / #Walk-on

Pronunciation Guide No. 55 96 37 83 95 23 78 86 48 44 94 48 46 22 98

Name Shaydon Akuna Noa Aluesi Micah Audiss Kellen Clute Scott Crichton Mishawn Cummings Rudolf Fifita Obum Gwacham Jaswha James Jabral Johnson Devon Kell Keith Kostol Rommel Mageo Malcolm Marable Castro Masaniai

Pronunciation Ah-KOO-nuh AL-oo-ess-ee AH-diss rhymes with FLUTE CRY-ton MY-shawn fif-EE-tah Oh-BOOM GWAH-chem Joshua Juh-BREL Dev-in Cost-ul Raw-mo Mang-YAO MAR-ih-BUL Muh-sahn-EE-eye

No. 17 27 77 90 65 35 49&56 32 19 91 41 14 28 66 8

Name Pronunciation Cyril Noland-Lewis SEER-ill Naji Patrick NAH-zhee Michael Philipp FILL-ip Ali’i Robins ah-LEE-ee Roman Sapolu sap-OH-lu Caleb Saulo SAW-LOW Andrew & Isaac Seumalo Say-u-mah-low Joel Skotte Scott-EE Jovan Stevenson JOE-von Noke Tago NO-kay Tong-O Feti Taumoepeau fed-TEE OONG-uh (soft G) Cody Vaz rhymes with RAZ Terron Ward ter-RON Garrett Weinreich WINE-rick Tyrequek Zimmerman ty-REEK

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Name Linsky, Harrison Lopez, Joe Mafi, Dyllon Mageo, Rommel Mannion, Sean Marable, Malcolm Martin, Sean Masaniai, Castro McMullen, Tim Mitchell, Josh Morovick, Michael Mullaney, Richard Murphy, Ryan Nielsen, Derek Noland-Lewis, Cyril Ortiz, Ricky Patrick, Naji Pearson, Tym Perry, Tyler Philipp, Michael Poyer, Jordan Prince, Colby Reynolds,Rashaad Robins, Ali’i Robinson, Rueben Robinson, Zack Romaine, Trevor Rosa, Mana Sapolu, Roman Saulo, Caleb Scott, Larry Seumalo, Andrew Seumalo, Isaac Singler, Mitch Skotte, Joel Smith, Caleb Southam, Garett Stanton, Dustin Stevenson, Jovan Tago, Noke ‘Unga, Kevin “Feti” VanderVeen, Brent Vaz, Cody Ward, Terron Watkins, Anthony Watkins, Brian Weinreich, Garrett Wheaton, Markus Williams, Josh Woods, Storm Wynn, Dylan York, Clayton Zimmerman, Tyrequek


Oregon State Game Recaps Game 1 — Oregon State vs. Wisconsin Reser Stadium • Sept. 8, 2012


Game 2 — Oregon State at UCLA Rose Bowl • Sept. 22, 2012

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CORVALLIS, ORE. — In what many termed as the biggest non-conference home game in Oregon State football history, the Beavers’ defense put on a show that will be remembered for a very long time. OSU stymied No. 13 Wisconsin and Heisman Trophy-candidate Montee Ball for much of the afternoon as the Beavers earned a 10-7 victory. Wisconsin, in danger of being shut out for the first time since 1997, pieced together a 64-yard drive to get on the board with 1:31 to play. The drive was aided by a pass interference call on the Beavers, but the Badgers were in no position to turn down the free yardage. Wisconsin quarterback Danny O’Brien capped the drive with an 11yard touchdown pass to bring Wisconsin back to within one score. With no timeouts remaining, Wisconsin appeared to recover the onside kick. After a video review, however, it was determined that a Badger touched the ball prior to it traveling the required 10 yards. OSU killed the clock and Wisconsin’s 33-game regular-season non-conference winning streak. The Beavers did it by controlling the ball and stuffing Ball and the Badgers. OSU held the ball for 35:35 while outgaining Wisconsin, 354-207. Ball finished with just 65 yards rushing as the Beavers did not allow him to break their outside containment. Ball also did not score a touchdown for the first time in 22 games. The Beavers’ touchdown came on their first drive of the second half. After converting just 2-of-9 third downs in the first half, Oregon State had two crucial third down completions to sustain the drive. Sean Mannion connected with Markus Wheaton for 18 yards on a 3rd-and-7 from the OSU 17 yard line. After being flagged on a false start to force a 3rd-and-12, Mannion hit Brandin Cooks in the back of the end zone for a 20-yard touchdown strike. Cooks had six catches for 80 yards, while Wheaton led the way with eight catches for 87 yards. Scoring by Quarters Wisconsin Oregon State

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INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Agnew 11-46 Woods 9-36 Cooks 2-13 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Mannion 29-47-1, 276 Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Wheaton 8-87 Cooks 6-80-1 Prince 4-42 Woods 4-29 Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Reynolds 5-2-7 Zimmerman 5-2-7 Welch 4-3-7


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Game 3 — Oregon State at Arizona Arizona Stadium • Sept. 29, 2012

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PASADENA, CALIF. — Sean Mannion passed for a career-high 379 yards and two touchdowns, Oregon State put the clamps on No. 19 UCLA’s offense, and the Beavers opened their Pac-12 Conference season by topping the Bruins 27-20 . The victory was the 74th at OSU for coach Mike Riley, matching the school record set by Lon Stiner, the Beavers’ coach from 1933-48. Riley is in his 12th year with OSU. Oregon State’s Markus Wheaton had nine receptions for 150 yards. Brandin Cooks had six catches for 175 yards, and Storm Woods rushed for 96 yards on 21 carries. Trailing 17-10, the Bruins blew two scoring chances in the third quarter. First, they failed to convert a fourth-and-2 at the Oregon State 35-yard line after Anthony Barr forced a fumble by Mannion at the Beavers 43 and Tevin McDonald recovered. The Bruins got another chance when Stan McKay intercepted Mannion’s pass at the Beavers 48 on the next play, but they were forced to punt. The Beavers then moved 88 yards on 13 plays to take a 24-10 lead, scoring on a 2-yard run by Storm Woods one play after a pass interference penalty against Sheldon Price on third-and-goal. UCLA responded by getting a 1-yard sneak from Hundley that capped a 75-yard drive and made it 24-17 with 14:01 to play. OSU got its 10-point lead back on Trevor Romaine’s 17-yard field goal with 9:33 left. The Bruins had a chance to get within seven points again, but Ka’i Fairbairn was wide right on a 42-yard field goal with 7:37 remaining. Fairbairn kicked a 35-yarder with 1:47 left, but Oregon State recovered UCLA’s onside kick and ran out all but the final five seconds. Scoring by Quarters Oregon State UCLA

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2 14 10

3 7 0

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Woods 21-96-1 Cooks 2-11 Agnew 7-10 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Mannion 24-35-2, 379 Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Wheaton 9-150-1 Cooks 6-175-1 Hamlett 2-18 Woods 2-18 Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Doctor 8-1-9 Reynolds 6-2-8 Crichton 6-0-6 Welch 3-2-5

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TUCSON, ARIZ. — Sean Mannion passed for 433 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner to Connor Hamlett from nine yards out with 1:17 remaining in the fourth quarter, to help send the 18th-ranked Oregon State football team to a 38-35 win over Arizona. The win sent head coach Mike Riley to his 75th all-time win at OSU, surpassing Lon Stiner for the most in school history. The sophomore completed 29-of-45 attempts and found Markus Wheaton for touchdown strikes of 2 and 20 yards, respectively, while the senior receiver caught 10 passes overall for 166 yards. For the second consecutive week, he was joined by Brandin Cooks at the 100-yard receiving plateau - Cooks had 149 yards on nine catches. The Beavers’ ground game got going in a big way in the win, with Storm Woods on the strength of 29 carries for 161 yards. The redshirt freshman put the Beavers up 24-21 in the third quarter with a 1-yard touchdown rush. The Beavers totaled 613 yards of total offense, which, in itself is notable as it stands as the sixth-best single-game output in OSU history, and the most since the team gained 654 yards against Arizona in 2005. Mannion’s final touchdown strike of the game - which ended as Oregon State’s sixth straight win over the Wildcats in Tucson - left 1:17 on the clock, forcing the team’s defense to make a stand. That’s just what the “D” did. Rashaad Reynolds picked off Arizona quarterback Matt Scott on 1st-and-10 from the Wildcats’ 44. It capped an impressive defensive night for Reynolds, whose five pass breakups in the first half tied Dennis Weathersby’s school record. The win sent the Beavers to a 3-0 record; it’s the first time since 2000 Oregon State ended the month of September with a perfect mark. Scoring by Quarters Oregon State Arizona

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2 10 7

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INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Woods 29-169-1 Ward 4-22 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Mannion 29-45-3, 433 Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Wheaton 10-166-2 Cooks 9-149 Woods 4-42 Cummings 3-52 Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Reynolds 9-1-10 Murphy 6-3-9 Zimmerman 4-4-8 Welch 3-2-5

You Never Forget The Feeling.

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Oregon State Game Recaps Game 4 — Oregon State vs Washington St. Reser Stadium • Oct. 6, 2012




Senior Jordan Poyer became the first Oregon State player to intercept three passes in a game in almost nine years as the Beavers stymied Washington State on their way to a 19-6 victory at Reser Stadium in front of a school-record crowd of 46,579. The win moves Oregon State to 4-0 (3-0 Pac-12) on the year, the first time it has started a season with four-straight wins since 2002 and only the fifth time in the last 73 years. Oregon State’s defense fed off of that home crowd in keeping the Cougars out of the end zone, forcing five turnovers and holding them to just 20 yards rushing on the day. Fifteen of those 20 yards came on a Carl Winston carry late in the fourth quarter. The last time OSU kept a team from scoring a touchdown in a game was against Pittsburgh in the 2008 Sun Bowl. The teams traded field goals in the second, with Romaine’s 24-yarder with 2:51 remaining pushing the Beavers into a 6-3 halftime advantage after the teams traded turnovers on three consecutive possessions within a two-minute span. Senior Rudolf Fifita recovered his first career fumble at the WSU 34-yard line, but Sean Mannion was picked off three plays later as lineman Ioane Gauta rumbled 38 yards on the return into OSU territory. But just two plays later, senior safety Anthony Watkins squashed the threat with an interception of his own. Those two turnovers, combined with Poyer’s three picks, combined to give the Beavers five on the day. He wasn’t the only star on defense, though. Sophomore defensive end Scott Crichton tallied three sacks, becoming the first Beaver to pull off that feat since Stephen Paea against UCLA on Oct. 31, 2009. Scoring by Quarters Washington State Oregon State

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INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Woods 15-54 Agnew 10-44 Anderson 2-26-1 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Mannion 25-42-1, 270 Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Wheaton 9-95-1 Cooks 5-82 Prince 4-27 Woods 4-27 Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Wynn 3-2-5 Poyer 4-0-4 Martin 4-0-4 Crichton 4-0-4

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Game 5 — Oregon State at BYU LaVell Edwards Stadium • Oct. 13, 2012

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Game 6 — Oregon State vs. Utah Reser Stadium • Oct. 20, 2012

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PROVO, UTAH. — Never mind if Cody Vaz hadn’t taken a snap since 2010, or started a game since he was in high school. The Oregon State backup-turned-starter made it look easy in the Beavers’ 42-24 win over BYU, passing for three touchdowns and 332 yards against a defense rated fifth in the nation. It was the block he made on a BYU defensive lineman that paved the way for Markus Wheaton to score on a 12yard fourth-quarter reverse that bumped No. 10 Oregon State’s lead to 11 points with 5:30 remaining. Vaz came out firing, completing his first five passes for 75 yards, capped by a 11-yard TD pass to Wheaton. He tossed a 24-yard scoring strike to Wheaton with 3:01 left in the quarter for a 14-7 Oregon State lead. Brandin Cooks caught eight passes for 173 yards for the Beavers. The Beavers also got some help on the ground, gaining 118 yards -double what BYU had been allowing. Storm Woods and Malcolm Agnew led the way, with Woods scoring on a 16-yard third-quarter run for a 21-14 lead. Vaz’s third TD pass was pure luck as BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy tipped it at the line. Tight end Colby Prince grabbed it in the end zone for a touchdown while surrounded by three defenders. It gave Oregon State a 28-21 lead with 14:48 remaining. A 35-yard field goal by Justin Sorensen pulled BYU within 28-24 with 8:55 left. Nelson, who had missed the previous two games with what he said were “back fractures,” countered Oregon State’s first score with a 10-play, 75-yard drive of his own. He showed he was healthy from the start, bootlegging left on BYU’s first play from scrimmage and rumbling 16 yards. The score was tied at 21 after Jamaal Williams’ 2-yard run late in the third quarter. Scoring by Quarters Oregon State BYU

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INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Woods 11-57-1 Agnew 5-44 Wheaton 1-12 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Vaz 20-32-3, 332 Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Cooks 8-173 Wheaton 5-66-2 Hamlett 2-58 Woods 2-11 Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Murphy 5-6-11 Docton 4-6-10 Taumoepeau 2-5-7 Martin 4-2-6

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CORVALLIS, ORE. — Redshirt

freshman running back Storm Woods rushed for a career-high three touchdowns and the Oregon State defense forced four crucial turnovers on the way to a 21-7 victory over Utah in OSU’s Homecoming game at Reser Stadium. The previous week against BYU, quarterback Cody Vaz came out on fire as the Beavers’ offense set the tone for the game early on. Against Utah, the defense took the leading role in staking the Beavers to a 14-0 lead. Utah quarterback Travis Wilson overthrew DeVonte Christopher across the middle, and the pass was intercepted by Michael Doctor at the Utah 35-yard line and returned 19 yards with 2:02 left in the first quarter. It was Doctor’s third career interception. Vaz hit tight end Connor Hamlett for 12 yards to the Utah 4 and Woods went off right tackle two plays later from a yard out to open the scoring. On Utah’s ensuing possession, Wilson was hit by Rudolf Fifita as he rolled left, jarring the ball loose. Dylan Wynn jumped on the fumble at the Utah 10-yard line, and two plays later, Woods plunged in from two yards out to make it 14-0 with 14:27 remaining in the half. Though the Beavers were outgained 175-98 in the first half, they benefited from the takeaways as their two scoring drives combined to cover just 26 yards. Utah responded two drives later with a 10-play, 88-yard drive capped by an 18-yard touchdown pass from Wilson to Jake Murphy to make it 14-7 with 6:00 to play in the second quarter. The score snapped the Beavers’ streak of not allowing a touchdown at home at 85 minutes and 31 seconds. Utah did have an opportunity to jump ahead first. Wilson hit a 35-yard pass to Luke Matthews on the Utes’ first play from scrimmage, but Coleman Peterson missed a 43-yard field goal after the drive stalled in OSU territory. Scoring by Quarters Utah Oregon State

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INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Woods 17-46-3 Cooks 2-10 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Vaz 16-26-0, 174 Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Wheaton 7-90 Woods 3-20 Cummings 2-32 Anderson 2-12 Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Doctor 5-5-10 Crichton 1-8-9 Alexander 5-3-8 Wynn 2-6-8

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Oregon State Game Recaps Game 7 — Oregon State at Washington CenturyLink Field • Oct. 28, 2012


Game 8 — Oregon State vs. Arizona State Reser Stadium • Nov. 3, 2012

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Brandin Cooks caught nine passes, including a 54-yard touchdown scamper, in Oregon State’s 20-17 loss at Washington. It was the first loss of the season for the seventh-ranked Beavers. Sophomore quarterback Sean Mannion, returning from a two-game absence due to knee surgery, threw for 221 yards but was intercepted four times. Mannion led the Beavers back from a 10-point halftime deficit, the most OSU has trailed all season, to tie the score during a dominant third quarter comeback. The Beavers outgained the Huskies 195-69 behind Cooks’ 54-yard jaunt and a 29-yard Trevor Romaine field goal. Despite losing the turnover battle for only the second time this season, the Beavers held close throughout the game. Washington’s Marcus Peters intercepted Mannion’s final pass of the night setting up the Huskies at the OSU 30 yard line. Two plays later Bishop Sankey plunged into the end zone to put the Huskies up 17-10 with 8:19 left in the game. Oregon State responded immediately with junior Cody Vaz at the helm. Vaz completed five out of six passes during the drive including a 29-yard strike to Connor Hamlett for the tying touchdown with 4:58 remaining. However, the Huskies drove down the field eating up valuable time along the way. Travis Coons knocked a field goal through from 30 yards with 1:20 left. OSU’s ensuing drive stalled out near midfield to effectively end the game. Oregon State star receiver Markus Wheaton was knocked out of the game early in the second quarter and finished the game with two catches for 25 yards. Storm Woods rushed for 90 yards and Castro Masaniai registered 1.5 sacks for Oregon State. Scoring by Quarters Oregon State Washington

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2 0 7

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INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Woods 15-92 Cooks 4-22 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Mannion 18-34-1, 221 Vaz 7-11-1, 97

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CORVALLIS, ORE. — The No. 13 Oregon State football team weathered a fast start by Arizona State and used a peak performance from its offense to move to 7-1 on the season with a defeat of the Sun Devils, 36-26, Saturday night at Reser Stadium. The Sun Devils scored 16 points in the first quarter and opened the scoring just 21 seconds into action. Junior Onyeali recovered Cody Vaz’s fumble at the 1-yard line and rolled into the end zone to make it 7-0. After a Trevor Romaine 41-yard field goal on the Beavers ensuing possession that was set up by a 35-yard run by Markus Wheaton, ASU opened an 11-point lead on Cameron Marshall’s 1-yard plunge. It would be the last Devil trip to the end zone until late in the fourth. The Beavers began their comeback with Wheaton’s 50-yard touchdown reception on a crossing route as he raced untouched to the goalline. Arizona State answered by blocking a punt out of the back of the end zone for a safety and adding a 31-yard field goal to make it 19-10 with 12:56 to play in the second quarter. OSU rattled off the next 26 points. Terron Ward went 53 yards for a touchdown on the Beavers’ next possession. Wheaton caught his second touchdown pass of the game on OSU’s first possession of the second half. This one came from 13 yards out to cap a 52-yard drive that took just five plays. Wheaton finished with four catches and 108 yards and the two scores. He also rushed for 57 yards on three carries. Romaine pushed the lead to two scores with his third field goal of the night, this one coming from 33 yards away. Vaz dropped the hammer on the Devils with his third touchdown pass of the night. He found Brandin Cooks all alone down the left side for an easy 49-yard pitch and catch behind a broken Arizona State defense. Scoring by Quarters Arizona State Oregon State

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INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Ward 19-146-1 Wheaton 3-57 Agnew 7-21 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Vaz 14-33-3, 267

Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Cooks 9-123-1 Mullaney 4-70 Woods 4-37 Hamlett 3-43-1

Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Cooks 6-16-1 Wheaton 4-108-2 Prince 2-13

Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Doctor 7-2-9 Watkins 5-1-6 Reynolds 2-4-6 Masaniai 4-1-5 Poyer 4-1-5

Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Reynolds 6-3-9 Watkins 5-3-8 Zimmerman 4-4-8 Murphy 1-6-7 Martin 3-3-6


Game 9 — Oregon State at Stanford Stanford Stadium • Nov. 10, 2012

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No. 13 Oregon State forced four turnovers and Storm Woods rushed for 94 yards against the NCAA’s top-ranked run defense, but the Beavers lost at No. 16 Stanford, 27-23. After falling behind 14-0, Oregon State scored on five of its next six possessions to take a 23-14 lead late in the third quarter. The Beavers started on that comeback trail with a solid ground attack that led to Terron Ward’s 7-yard touchdown run over right guard. The Beavers gained 41 yards on the ground on that drive against a Cardinal rush defense that came in allowing just 55.6 yards per game. It was also the first rushing touchdown allowed by Stanford since Oct. 6 against Arizona, a span of 17 quarters. Woods rushed for 34 yards on the drive. The Beavers moved in front on the opening drive of the second half. Facing a third-and-16 from the Stanford 22, Cody Vaz found Markus Wheaton wide open over the middle and he raced in to make it 17-14. Romaine added two more field goals in the third quarter to push the lead to 23-14. Ryan Murphy intercepted Kevin Hogan at the Stanford 30 to set up a 42-yarder, and Romaine hit a 44yard field goal on the next Beavers’ possession. Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor brought the Cardinal back to within one score with a 40-yard touchdown reception on the final play of the third quarter to make it 2321. With the momentum appearing to shift towards Stanford after the Beavers were forced to punt, Rashaad Reynolds intercepted Hogan on a deep pass down the left side to stop the Cardinal. Stanford forced a turnover of its own, however, as Vaz fumbled on a scramble. That ensuing drive culminated in a 14-yard touchdown strike from Hogan to Zach Ertz with 5:07 remaining. Scoring by Quarters Oregon Staet Stanford

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INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Woods 15-94 Ward 5-7-1 Cooks 2-1 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Vaz 23-38-1, 226 Mannion 0-1-0, 0 Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Wheaton 8-100-1 Cooks 6-73 Hamlett 2-27 Prince 2-13 Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Taumoepeau 3-5-8 Murphy 6-1-7 Wynn 3-4-7 Zimmerman 3-4-7

You Never Forget The Feeling.

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Oregon State Game Recaps Game 10 — Oregon State vs. California Reser Stadium • Nov. 17, 2012

Game 11 — Oregon State vs. Oregon Reser Stadium • Nov. 24, 2012



CORVALLIS, ORE. — Sean Mannion passed for four touchdowns and Oregon State nearly set a school record for most points in a league game as the No. 15 Beavers rolled past the Golden Bears, 62-14. Mannion completed 24-of-34 passes for 325 yards in his first start since October 27 against Washington. In the process, the sophomore became the sixth Oregon State quarterback to surpass 5,000 yards for a career; he has 5,232 in less than two full seasons. The 62 points scored is the second-most in school history against a league opponent; the record is 66 against Washington State in 2008. The Beavers have hit the 60-point mark 18 times since the program began playing football in 1893. The win was Oregon State’s 11th in the Beavers’ last 14 tries against the Golden Bears and the 62 points surpassed the previous best of 42 in a 48-42 overtime loss in Berkeley in 1996. Defensively, the Beavers dominated California, posting four turnovers in addition to the 322 yards of total offense allowed. California quarterback Allan Bridgford passed for just 132 yards and was intercepted one time. Mannion found seven different receivers on the night, led by Markus Wheaton, who finished with 99 yards on seven catches. He’s now just 14 yards shy of 1,000 on the year and the senior has 205 receptions in his career - fourth in school history, eight shy of tying James Newson (2000-03) for third. Connor Hamlett picked up 80 yards and a touchdown on six receptions, setting career highs in both categories. His third touchdown of the season put the Beavers up 28-7 in the second quarter. Terron Ward led the Beavers on the ground, finishing with 128 yards on 14 carries - a 9.1 average - while scoring two touchdowns. The Beavers finished the game with 200 yards rushing. Scoring by Quarters California Oregon State

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INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Ward 14-128-2 Woods 11-64-1 Agnew 6-16 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Mannion 24-33-4, 325 Harrington 4-5-1, 35 Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Wheaton 7-99-1 Hamlett 6-80-1 Hatfield 4-35-1 Woods 3-27 Cooks 2-60-1 Agnew 1-8-1 Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Poyer 5-1-6 Wynn 2-4-6 Murphy 4-1-5 Doctor 2-3-5 Taumoepeau 1-4-5

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Game 12 — Oregon State vs. Nicholls State Reser Stadium • Dec. 1, 2012

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The No. 16 Oregon State Beavers and the No. 5 Oregon Ducks renewed their rivalry the 116th Civil War, presented by PacificSource Health Plans, the NW Ford Dealers, McDonald’s and Wells Fargo. In front of a school-record crowd of 47,249, the Ducks prevailed, 48-24, in only the fourth Civil War to feature both teams in the national rankings. Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion engineered three scoring drives with key plays against the fourth-best pass defense in the Pac-12. He led the Beavers to a 7-6 lead late in the first quarter. After a completion to Markus Wheaton for 15 yards, Mannion hit Brandin Cooks down the right seam for 40 yards to the Oregon 15. Two plays later, Storm Woods went off right tackle for a 7-yard score to cap the four-play, 55-yard drive to give the Beavers a one-point lead. Kenjon Barner made it 20-7 with a 1-yard touchdown run, but the Beavers cut into the deficit with a 36-yard field goal on the final play of the first half. After a penalty forced the Beavers into a fourth-and-eight play, Mannion found Connor Hamlett for 14 yards to put the Beavers into field goal range. Mannion then hit Woods and Wheaton to set up Trevor Romaine’s successful try as the seconds ticked away. Oregon State built on that momentum with the first possession of the second half. Wheaton got behind the Oregon secondary for a 37-yard gain to the 2-yard line to set up Woods’ second scoring run. With the PAT, the Beavers were within three, 20-17, with 10:41 to play in the third quarter. Wheaton finished with seven grabs for 98 yards to reach the 1,000-yard mark in his senior season. In joining Cooks with more than 1,000 yards, they become the first Oregon State duo to do so since James Newson and Mike Hass in 2003. Scoring by Quarters Oregon Oregon State

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CORVALLIS, ORE. — Senior wide receiver Markus Wheaton became the school’s all-time receptions leader in the second quarter of No. 15 Oregon State’s 77-3 victory over Nicholls State at Reser Stadium. The 77 points are the most ever in Oregon State’s football history. Wheaton’s record-breaking catch, the 223rdof his career, came late in the second quarter on his 11threception of the afternoon. After tossing the record-setting ball to the Beavers’ sideline, Wheaton lined up wide right and was on the receiving end of a 2-yard pass from CodyVaz to make it 35-0 OSU. That was his final catch of the day as he finished with 12 receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown. The Beavers built their lead early with a solid rushing attack and an efficient short passing game with Sean Mannion pulling the strings. Storm Woods started for the Beavers and rushed for 54 yards on 12 carries and put the Beavers ahead early with an 8-yard touchdown run just over five minutes into action. Mannion went 6-for-6 on the drive for 52 yards. Woods scored again on a 1-yard touchdown run on a fourth-and-goal play on Oregon State’s second possession to make it 14-0 with 55 seconds to play in the first quarter. Wheaton took a handoff and went around the right side to make it 21-0 with a 10-yard end-around run with 11:09 remaining in the second. That drive ended Mannion’s first half action with him completing 15-of-16 passes for 174 yards. Vaz’s first drive went 62 yards on six plays, culminating in Terron Ward’s 15-yard touchdown carry to stake the Beavers to a 28-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Ward finished with 64 yards. Vaz found Wheaton on the next drive for the 2-yard score to take the Beavers into the half with a 35-0 lead. Vazand Mannion combined to go 23-for-25 for 255 yards in the first half. Scoring by Quarters Nicholls State Oregon State

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Woods 16-70-2 Ward 6-13 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Mannion 31-49-1, 311 Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Wheaton 7-98 Woods 6-42 Cooks 5-74 Hamlett 4-26 Hatfield 2-17-1 Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Alexander 8-6-14 Zimmerman 7-4-11 Reynolds 7-2-9 Doctor 5-4-9 Martin 7-1-8

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2 0 21

3 3 14

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INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Agnew 12-76-1 Ward 8-64-1 Woods 12-54-2 Wheaton 2-17-1 Passing (Comp-Att-TD, Yds) Mannion 20-23-2, 231 Vaz 14-17-3, 190 Harrington 2-4-0, 32 Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD) Wheaton 12-123-1 Cummings 4-64-1 Mulaney 4-40-1 Singler 3-49 Woods 3-31 Defense (Solo-Asst-Total) Taumoepeau 2-2-4 Skotte 3-0-3 Mafi 3-0-3 Handford 2-1-3 Fifita 2-1-3

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Bowl History California (Pac-10) 37 Iowa (Big Ten) 3

#24 Washington State (Pac-10) 10 Baylor (SWC) 3

#19 Texas A&M (Big 12) 22 #14 Michigan (Big Ten) 20

Friday, December 31, 1993 Builders Square Alamo Bowl

Saturday, December 31, 1994 Builders Square Alamo Bowl

Thursday, December 28, 1995 Builders Square Alamo Bowl

Team Payout: Attendance: TV Rating: Offensive MVP:

Team Payout: Attendance: TV Rating: Offensive MVP: Defensive MVP:

$1,500,000 combined 44,106 3.8 Chad Davis, QB Washington State Defensive MVP: Ron Childs, LB, Washington State Head Coaches: Mike Price (Washington St.) Chuck Reedy (Baylor) Final Records: Washington State (8-4) Baylor (7-5)

$1,441,030 combined 45,716 2.4 Dave Barr, QB, California Jerrott Willard, LB, California Head Coaches: Keith Gilbertson (Cal) Hayden Fry (Iowa) Final Records: Cal (9-4); Iowa (6-6)

Team Payout: Attendance: TV Rating: Offensive MVP: Defensive MVP:

$2,546,650 combined 64,597 6.3 Kyle Bryant, PK, Texas A&M Keith Mitchell, LB Texas A&M Head Coaches: R.C. Slocum (Texas A&M) Lloyd Carr (Michigan) Final Records: Texas A&M (9-3); Mich. (9-4)

#21 Iowa (Big Ten) 27 Texas Tech (Big 12) 0

#16 Purdue (Big Ten) 33 #24 Oklahoma State (Big 12) 20

Purdue (Big Ten) 37 #4 Kansas State (Big 12) 34

Sunday, December 26, 1996 Builders Square Alamo Bowl

Tuesday, December 30, 1997 Builders Square Alamo Bowl

Tuesday, December 29, 1998 Builders Square Alamo Bowl

Team Payout: Attendance: TV Rating: Offensive MVP: Defensive MVP: Head Coaches: Final Records:

Team Payout: Attendance: TV Rating: Offensive MVP: Defensive MVP: Head Coaches:

$2,260,864 combined 55,677 3.8 Sedrick Shaw, RB, Iowa Jared DeVries, DE, Iowa Hayden Fry (Iowa) Spike Dykes (Texas Tech) Iowa (9-3); Texas Tech (7-5)

Final Records:

$2,282,560 combined 55,552 3.9 Billy Dicken, QB, Purdue Adrian Beasley, SS, Purdue Joe Tiller (Purdue) Bob Simmons (OSU) Purdue (9-3) Oklahoma State (8-4)

Team Payout: Attendance: TV Rating: Offensive MVP: Defensive MVP: Head Coaches: Final Records:

$2,483,402 combined 60,780 4.9 Drew Brees, QB, Purdue Rosevelt Colvin, DE, Purdue Joe Tiller (Purdue) Bill Snyder (Kansas State) Purdue (9-4) Kansas State (11-2)

#13 Penn State (Big Ten) 24* #18 Texas A&M (Big 12) 0

#8 Nebraska (Big 12) 66 #19 Northwestern (Big Ten) 17

Iowa (Big Ten) 19 Texas Tech (Big 12) 16

Tuesday, December 28, 1999 Sylvania Alamo Bowl

Saturday, December 30, 2000 Sylvania Alamo Bowl

Saturday, December 29, 2001 Sylvania Alamo Bowl

Team Payout: Attendance: TV Rating: Offensive MVP: Defensive MVP: Head Coaches: Final Records:

$2,956,650 combined 65,380 5.2 Rashard Casey, QB, Penn St. LaVar Arrington, LB, Penn St. Joe Paterno (Penn State) R.C. Slocum (Texas A&M) Penn State (10-3); A&M (8-4)

*Penn State later vacated due to NCAA penalties

Team Payout: Attendance: TV Rating: Offensive MVP: Defensive MVP:

$2,856,844 combined 60,028 3.8 Dan Alexander, RB, Nebraska Kyle Vanden Bosch, DE, Nebraska Head Coaches: Frank Solich (Nebraska) Randy Walker (Northwestern) Final Records: Nebraska (10-2) Northwestern (8-4)

Team Payout: Attendance: TV Rating: Offensive MVP: Defensive MVP: Head Coaches: Final Records:

$3,110,248 combined 65,232 3.8 Aaron Greving, RB, Iowa Derrick Pickens, DL, Iowa Kirk Ferentz (Iowa) Mike Leach (TexasTech) Iowa (7-5); Texas Tech (7-5)

Wisconsin (Big Ten) 31 #14 Colorado (Big 12) 28 (OT)

#21 Nebraska (Big 12) 17 Michigan State (Big Ten) 3

#24 Ohio State (Big Ten) 33 Oklahoma State (Big 12) 7

Saturday, December 28, 2002 Alamo Bowl presented by MasterCard

Monday, December 29, 2003 MasterCard Alamo Bowl

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 MasterCard Alamo Bowl

Team Payout: Attendance: TV Rating: Offensive MVP: Defensive MVP: Head Coaches: Final Records:


$2,700,000 combined 50,690 4.4 Brooks Bollinger, QB Wisc. Jeff Mack, LB, Wisconsin Barry Alvarez (Wisconsin Gary Barnett (Colorado) Wisc. (9-5); Colo. (8-6)

Team Payout: Attendance: TV Rating: Offensive MVP: Defensive MVP: Head Coaches: Final Records:

$2,900,000 combined 56,229 4.2 Jammal Lord, QB, Nebraska Trevor Johnson, DE, Neb. Bo Pelini (Nebraska) John L. Smith (Michigan St) Nebraska (10-3) Michigan State (8-5)

Team Payout: Attendance: TV Rating: Offensive MVP: Defensive MVP: Head Coaches: Final Records:

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$3,300,000 combined 65,265 4.3 Ted Ginn, WR, Ohio State Simon Fraser, DE, Ohio State Jim Tressel (Ohio State) Les Miles (Oklahoma State) Ohio State (8-4) Oklahoma State (7-5)

Bowl History Nebraska (Big 12) 32 #20 Michigan (Big Ten) 28

#18 Texas (Big 12) 26 Iowa (Big Ten) 24

Penn State (Big Ten) 24* Texas A&M (Big 12) 17

Wednesday, December 28, 2005 MasterCard Alamo Bowl

Saturday, December 30, 2006 Alamo Bowl

Saturday, December 29, 2007 Valero Alamo Bowl

Team Payout: Attendance: TV Rating: Offensive MVP: Defensive MVP: Head Coaches: Final Records:

$3,300,000 combined 62,016 5.4* Cory Ross, RB, Nebraska Leon Hall, CB, Michigan Bill Callahan (Nebraska) Lloyd Carr (Michigan) Nebraska (8-4) Michigan (7-5)

Team Payout: Attendance: TV Rating: Offensive MVP: Defensive MVP: Head Coaches: Final Records:

$4,450,00 combined 65,875 6.0 Colt McCoy, QB, Texas Aaron Ross, DB, Texas Mack Brown (Texas) Kirk Ferentz (Iowa) Texas (10-3); Iowa (6-7)

Team Payout: Attendance: TV Rating: Offensive MVP: Defensive MVP: Head Coaches: Final Records:

$3,850,000 combined 66,166 2.7 Rodney Kinlaw, RB, Penn St. Sean Lee, LB, Penn State Joe Paterno (Penn State) Gary Darnell (Texas A&M) Penn State (9-4) Texas A&M (7-6)

*Penn State later vacated due to NCAA penalties

#23 Missouri (Big 12) 30 #20 Northwestern (Big Ten) 23 (OT)

Texas Tech (Big 12) 41 Michigan State (Big Ten) 31

#14 Oklahoma State (Big 12) 36 Arizona (Pac-10) 10

Monday, December 29, 2008 Valero Alamo Bowl

Saturday, January 2, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl

Team Payout: Attendance: TV Rating: Offensive MVP: Defensive MVP:

$3,850,000 combined 55,986 4.6 Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri Head Coaches: Gary Pinkel (Missouri) Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern) Final Records: Missouri (9-4) Northwestern (9-3)

Team Payout: Attendance: TV Rating: Offensive MVP: Defensive MVP: Head Coaches: Final Records:

$4,450,000 combined 64,757 5.61 Taylor Potts, QB, Texas Tech Jamar Wall, DB, Texas Tech Ruffin McNeil (Texas Tech) Mark Dantonio (Michigan St) Tech (8-4); Michigan St. (6-7)

Team Payout: Attendance: TV Rating: Offensive MVP: Defensive MVP: Head Coaches: Final Records:

$6,000,000 combined 57,595 3.3 Justin Blackmon, WR, OSU Markelle Martin, DB, OSU Mike Gundy (Oklahoma St) Mike Stoops (Arizona) Oklahoma State (11-2) Arizona (7-6)

#12 Baylor (Big 12) 67 Washington (Pac-12) 56

Thursday, December 29, 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl Team Payout: Attendance: TV Rating: Offensive MVP:

$6,250,000 combined 65,256 5.1 Terrance Ganaway, RB, Baylor Defensive MVP: Elliott Coffey, LB, Baylor Head Coaches: Art Briles (Baylor) Steve Sarkisian (Washington) Final Records: Baylor (10-3); Wash. (7-6)

Missouri wide receiver Jeremy Maclin set a bowl record with a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown in the 2008 Valero Alamo Bowl against Northwestern. Maclin, who was named the game’s Offensive MVP, also caught the game-winning touchdown pass in overtime from Chase Daniel to help the Tigers to a 30-23 victory.

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Past Bowl Game Recaps BUILDERS SQUARE ALAMO BOWL December 31, 1993





The inaugural Builders Square Alamo Bowl featured the University of Iowa of the Big Ten Conference against the University of California of the Pacific-10 Conference on December 31, 1993. Electricity filled the air as 45,716 fans gathered to kick off the New Year with a San Antonio-style football fiesta. Cal ran up 445 yards of total offense compared to Iowa`s 90. Barr, the game`s Offensive MVP, completed 21 of 28 passes for 266 yards and fired three touchdown passes as the Bears won their third bowl game in three tries since 1990. With the win, the Golden Bears finished their season at 9-4 and ranked No. 24 in the country after opening the year at 5-0. The Hawkeyes finished the season at 6-6. The bowl crowd of 45,716 boosted the Alamodome’s total attendance for 1993 over the 1 million mark. The win marked California’s 20th victory in 23 games over nonconference opponents from 1989-93.


6 0

17 0

7 3

7 0


37 3

First Quarter CAL: Brien, 37-yd FG CAL: Brien, 20-yd FG Second Quarter CAL: Brien, 30-yd FG CAL: Caldwell, 6-yd pass from Barr (Brien kick) CAL: Willard, 61-yd interception return (Brien kick) Third Quarter IOWA: Hurley, 42-yd FG CAL: Uqaezuoke, 34-yd pass from Barr (Brien kick) Fourth Quarter CAL: Remington, 12-yd pass from Barr (Brien kick)

TEAM STATS Category First Downs Net Yards Rushing/Att. Net Yards Passing Comp-Att-Int Total Offense Plays Total Net Yards Avg. Gain Per Play Possession Time Third-Down Conversions

California 28 179/55 266 21-28-0 83 445 5.4 43:14 8/15 (53%)

Iowa 5 20/21 70 6-17-1 38 90 2.4 16:46 1/10 (10%)

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds) CAL - Chapman 24-89; Edwards 6-42; Rutherford 10-40; Semien 1-20; Tavake 4-18; Smith 3-13 IOWA - Kahl 5-27; King 5-19; Shaw 4-14 Passing (Comp-Att-Int, Yds) CAL - Barr 21-28-0, 266 IOWA - Burmeister 6-17-1, 70 Receiving (Rec-Yds) CAL - Caldwell 5-80; Uwaezuoke 2-55; Chapman 5-50; Holly 3-21; Semien 2-23; Remington 1-12; Tavake 1-9 IOWA - Jasper 4-55; Dean 2-15




#24 Washington State




The second annual Builders Square Alamo Bowl was a defensive battle between the Pac-10’s Washington State Cougars and the Southwest Conference’s Baylor Bears. With the nation`s second-ranked defense, Washington State stifled the Baylor offense. The Cougars held Baylor, which set a school record with 359 points during the 1994 regular season, to just 151 yards of total offense. The Bears finished the game with the fewest points, fewest first downs and fewest rushing yards of the season. Not to be outdone, Baylor`s physical defense also limited Washington State to just seven yards rushing. Baylor had a chance to tie the game late, but their chances were crushed when Cougar safety Todd Jensen intercepted a pass in the end zone with 30 seconds remaining.

SCORING SUMMARY Washington State Baylor

7 0

3 0

0 3

0 0


10 3

First Quarter WSU: Hicks, 1-yd rush (Truant kick) Second Quarter WSU: Truant, 37-yd FG Third Quarter BAY: Van Dyke, 36-yd FG

TEAM STATS Category Washington State Baylor First Downs 14 5 Net Yards Rushing/Att. 7/31 74/32 Net Yards Passing 286 77 Comp-Att-Int 27-35-0 8-23-2 Total Offense Plays 66 55 Total Net Yards 293 151 Avg. Gain Per Play 4.4 2.7 Possession Time 27:58 32:02 Third-Down Conversions 6/17 (35%) 3/15 (20%)

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds) WSU - Sparks 8-20; Hicks 10-12; Madu 4-5; BAY - Douglas 13-42; B. Lewis 9-34; Rubin 2-5; Muhammad 6-2 Passing (Comp-Att-Int, Yds) WSU - Davis 27-35-0, 286 BAY - Watson 8-22-2,77; Moore 0-1-0, 0 Receiving (Rec-Yds) WSU - Carpenter 5-91; E. Moore 5-38; Dumas 5-26; Kennedy 4-62; Hicks 4-14; Thomas 2-30; Knuff 1-13; Adams 1-12 BAY - Muhammed 2-34; Douglas 2-16; Bronson 2-15; Stanley 1-7; Rhynes 1-5;

#19 Texas A&M


#14 Michigan


The Third Annual Builders Square Alamo Bowl was a game dominated by field goals. Texas A&M`s Kyle Bryant, an unlikely hero prior to the game, kicked a record five field goals that gave the underdog and 19th-ranked Aggies a 2220 victory over #14 Michigan. But there was more to this game than field goals as A&M’s “Wrecking Crew” defense, ranked No. 3 in the country, stopped the explosive Michigan offense. Heisman candidate Tim Biakabutuka entered the game averaging 143 yards per game, but was held to 94 yards. The Aggies also sacked Michigan quarterback Brian Griese three times. The field goal battled ensued, with Texas A&M taking a 22-13 lead late in the fourth quarter after Bryant’s connected on a 37-yarder. With just five seconds left in the game, Griese and Amani Toomer hooked up for a 44-yard TD pass that brought the game to a thrilling 22-20 finish.


10 7

3 3

3 3

6 7


22 20

First Quarter A&M: Bernard, 9-yd rush (Bryant kick) MICH: Toomer, 41-yd pass from Griese (Hamilton kick) A&M: Bryant, 27-yd FG Second Quarter MICH: Hamilton, 28-yd FG A&M: Bryant, 49-yd FG Third Quarter A&M: Bryant, 47-yd FG MICH: Hamilton, 26-yd FG Fourth Quarter A&M: Bryant, 31-yd FG A&M: Bryant, 37-yd FG MICH: Toomer, 44-yd pass from Griese (Hamilton kick)

TEAM STATS Category First Downs Net Yards Rushing/Att. Net Yards Passing Comp-Att-Int Total Offense Plays Total Net Yards Avg. Gain Per Play Possession Time Third-Down Conversions

Texas A&M 17 130/38 136 12-22-0 67 266 4.0 31:07 3/14 (21%)

Michigan 19 129/45 182 9-23-1 61 311 5.1 28:53 2/12 (17%)

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds) A&M - Parker 21-56; Hardeman 6-41; Bernard 15-40; Connell 1-7 MICH - Biakabutuka 24-94; C. Williams 7-36; Hayes 1-17;

Passing (Comp-Att-Int, Yds) A&M - Pullig 12-22-0, 136 MICH - Griese 9-23-1, 182

Receiving (Rec-Yds) A&M - Hardeman 3-41; Connell 3-36; Sanders 2-30; Parker 3-23; Spiller 1-6 MICH - Toomer 5-135; Hayes 2-35; Riemersma 1-10; Biakabutuka 1-2;

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Past Bowl Game Recaps BUILDERS SQUARE ALAMO BOWL December 29, 1996

#21 Iowa


Texas Tech


The #21 Iowa Hawkeyes redeemed their 37-3 loss to California in the inaugural Builders Square Alamo Bowl in 1993 with a dominating 27-0 victory over Texas Tech in the Fourth Annual Builders Square Alamo Bowl. The second-largest crowd ever gathered for the Builders Square Alamo Bowl at the time (55,677) witnessed Iowa’s domination as 12 bowl records were shattered or tied. Tech’s prolific run offense never got off the ground as Doak Walker Award winner Byron Hanspard was held to 64 yards rushing by the Hawkeyes after averaging more than 200 yards a game during the regular season, while Tech quarterback Zebbie Lethridge was sacked a bowl-record five times. For his then-bowl record rushing total of 113 yards, Iowa running back Sedrick Shaw earned the Offensive MVP award. Hawkeye Jared DeVries had two sacks and won Defensive MVP honors.


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11 0

0 0

10 0


27 0

First Quarter IOWA: Sherman 1-yd run (conversion failed) Second Quarter IOWA: Shaw 20-yd run (Knipper reception for twopoint conversion) IOWA: Bromert 36-yd FG Fourth Quarter IOWA: Bromert 26-yd FG IOWA: Filer 14-yd run (Bromert kick)

TEAM STATS Category First Downs Net Yards Rushing/Att. Net Yards Passing Comp-Att-Int Total Offense Plays Total Net Yards Avg. Gain Per Play Possession Time Third-Down Conversions

Iowa 23 217/52 139 10-17-0 69 356 5.2 34:56 5/13 (38%)



Texas Tech 13 61/31 145 14-32-1 63 206 3.3 25:04 2/13 (15%)

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds) IOWA - Shaw 20-113; Filer 4-41; Banks 13-30; Granquist 4-25; Palmer 4-24; Burger 3-8; Sherman 4-24 TECH - Hanspard 18-64; Jones 1-1; Lethridge 12-4; Passing (Comp-Att-Int, Yds) IOWA - Sherman 9-16-0, 126 TECH - Lethridge 13-28-1, 139; Cavazos 1-4-0, 6; Receiving (Rec-Yds) IOWA - Dwight 6-105; Knipper 1-17; Willock 1-13; Gibson 1-3; Shaw 1-1 TECH - Hart 4-46; McKenzie 3-38; Scovell 1-27; DuBuc 3-20; Spinks 1-10; Hanspard 2-4;

#16 Purdue


#4 Kansas State


#24 Oklahoma State




The Fifth Annual Builders Square Alamo Bowl had all the makings of a fight to the finish. No. 16 Purdue and No. 24 Oklahoma State shared many similarities. But in the end it was the No. 16 Purdue Boilermakers, by virtue of a 20-point third-quarter outburst, who walked away with the night’s top prize, a 33-20 victory over No. 24 Oklahoma State Cowboys in front of a predominantly orange-clad crowd of 55,552. The two teams started slow offensively heading into halftime with Purdue leading OSU 10-6. But Purdue quarterback Billy Dicken, the game’s Offensive MVP after throwing for a then-bowl record 325 yards, got the Purdue offense on track in the third quarter, leading the Boilermakers on three touchdown drives to break the game open. Oklahoma State added a couple scores of their own, but they could not keep up with the Boilermakers scoring pace.

SCORING SUMMARY Purdue Oklahoma State

7 3

3 3

20 7

3 7


33 20

First Quarter OSU: Sydnes 34-yd FG PUR: Alford 18-yd pass from Dicken (Ryan kick) Second Quarter OSU: Sydnes 22-yd FG PUR: Ryan 42-yd FG Third Quarter PUR: Dicken 1-yd run (kick failed) OSU: Fobbs 21-yd run (Sydnes kick) PUR: Sutherland 16-yd run (Ryan kick) PUR: Daniels 69-pass from Dicken (Ryan kick) Fourth Quarter PUR: Ryan 37-yd FG OSU: McQuarters 17 pass from Lindsay (Sydnes)

TEAM STATS Category First Downs Net Yards Rushing/Att. Net Yards Passing Comp-Att-Int Total Offense Plays Total Net Yards Avg. Gain Per Play Possession Time Third-Down Conversions

Purdue Oklahoma State 20 24 129/28 162/37 325 206 18-36-3 17-35-3 64 72 454 368 7.1 5.1 25:35 34:25 6/11 (55%) 5/14 (36%)

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds) PUR - Dicken 8-43; Watson 13-4; Sutherland 2-38; Haddad 3-9 OSU - Fobbs 11-82; Lindsay 12-61; Aikins 2-17; Simmons 10-11; Chaloupka 2-9 Passing (Comp-Att-Int, Yds) PUR - Dicken 18-34-3, 325; Alford 0-1-0; Brees 0-1-0 OSU - Lindsay 9-18-2, 111; Chaloupka 8-17-1, 95 Receiving (Rec-Yds) PUR - Watson 5-102; Alford 4-61; I. Jones 3-27; Blackman 2-33; Daniels 1-69; Tillman 1-13; OSU - McQuarters 4-43; G. Brown 4-52; Love 3-35; Steggs 2-30; Aikins 2-27; Fobbs 2-19

The 1998 Builders Square Alamo Bowl was a tale of two teams. The Purdue Boilermakers were making their second straight appearance in San Antonio and very happy to be doing so, while the No. 4 Kansas State Wildcats had anticipated playing for a national championship before losing in the Big 12 Championship. The end result was the best game in the Alamo Bowl’s six-year history as Purdue edged Kansas State 37-34! The Boilermakers, behind the arm of Offensive MVP Drew Brees, drove 80 yards in 54 seconds, culminating with Brees’ game-winning, 24-yard touchdown pass to Issac Jones with 30 seconds. The upset victory over the Wildcats vaulted 9-4 Purdue to No. 23 in the final Top 25 polls. The loss dropped Kansas State to 11-2 on the season and a final ranking of No. 9. At No. 4, Kansas State was the highest ranked team to ever play in the Alamo Bowl.

SCORING SUMMARY Kansas State Purdue

0 0

7 17

6 10

21 10


34 37

Second Quarter PUR: Daniels 5-yd pass from Brees (Dorsch kick) PUR: Dorsch 25-yd FG KSU: McDonald 1-yd pass from Bishop (Gramatica kick) PUR: Jones 30-yd pass from Brees (Dorsch kick) Third Quarter KSU: Havick fumble recovery (kick failed) PUR: Hugent fumble recovery (Dorsch kick) PUR: Dorsch 26-yd FG Fourth Quarter KSU: Allen 3-yd run (Gramatica kick) PUR: Dorsch 37-yd FG KSU: McDonald 88-yd pass from Bishop (Gramatica kick) KSU: Swift 2-yd pass from Bishop (Gramatica kick) PUR: Jones 24-yd pass from Brees (Dorsch kick)

TEAM STATS Category First Downs Net Yards Rushing/Att. Net Yards Passing Comp-Att-Int Total Offense Plays Total Net Yards Avg. Gain Per Play Possession Time

Kansas State 12 126/43 182 9-24-4 67 306 4.6 31:02

Purdue 19 5/24 230 25-53-3 49 235 4.8 28:58

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds) KSU - Allen 13-93; Hickson 7-36; Bishop 20-7; Goolsby 2-1 PUR - Crabtree 12-46; Brees 10-14 Passing (Comp-Att-Int, Yds) KSU - Bishop 9-24-4,182 PUR - Brees 25-53-3, 230 Receiving (Rec-Yds) KSU - McDonald 5-124; Peries 1-52; Allen 1-3; Swift 1-2; Hickson 1-1; PUR - I. Jones 11-98; Daniels 6-47; Sutherland 3-53 Lane 3-25; Strattong 1-12

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Past Bowl Game Recaps SYLVANIA ALAMO BOWL December 28, 1999

#13 Penn State*


#18 Texas A&M


No. 13 Penn State used the spark from its strong defensive squad to defeat No. 18 Texas A&M 24-0 in the 1999 SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl. A then record crowd of 65,380 was on hand and another 6.4 million watched the two tradition rich programs square off on ESPN. The Nittany Lion defense attacked early and often as quarterback A&M Randy McCown had his first two pass attempts intercepted, including a 34-yard return for the first score of the game by Penn State’s Derek Fox. All-American linebacker and Defensive MVP LaVar Arrington led the defensive charge for Penn State with an Alamo Bowl record 14 tackles. The defense led by future NFL veterans Arrington, defensive end Courtney Brown and linebacker Brandon Short pressured McCown into a throwing four interceptions. Brown and Arrington were selected with the No.1 and No. 2 spots in the 2000 NFL Draft respectively.


7 0

7 0

0 0

10 0


24 0

First Quarter PSU: Fox 34-yd INT return (Forney kick) Second Quarter PSU: Drummond 45-yd pass from Casey (Forney kick) Fourth Quarter PSU: Casey 4-yd run (Forney kick) PSU: Forney 39-yd FG

TEAM STATS Category First Downs Net Yards Rushing/Att. Net Yards Passing Comp-Att-Int Total Offense Plays Total Net Yards Avg. Gain Per Play Possession Time Third-Down Conversions

Penn State 17 175/39 146 8-17-1 56 321 5.7 29:23 4/12 (33%)

Texas A&M 16 80/39 122 15-28-4 67 202 3.0 30:37 7/16 (44%)

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds) PSU - McCoo 6-43; Johnson 6-30; Casey 7-27; Mitchell 8-26; Watson 4-19; Fields 1-12; Luke 3-10; Easy 3-9 A&M - Toombs 19-70; Hardeman 10-41 Passing (Comp-Att-Int, Yds) PSU - Casey 8-16-1, 146; A&M - McCowan 13-22-4, 105; Farris 2-6-0, 17 Receiving (Rec-Yds) PSU - Stewart 2-27; Fields 2-11; Drummond 1-45; Gilmore 1-34; Cerimele 1-16; McCoo 1-13; A&M - Taylor 6-38; Bumgardner 5-59; Toombs 2-7; Porter 1-13; Hodge 1-5 *Note: Penn State later vacated this win due to NCAA penalties.


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#8 Nebraska




#19 Northwestern


Texas Tech


On paper, the 2000 SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl was one of the most intriguing matchups of the bowl season as the power running of No. 8 Nebraska lined up against the high scoring spread offense of the Big Ten co-champion Northwestern Wildcats. On the field, it was a different story as the Cornuskers showed why they had the nation’s best rushing offense overpowering Northwestern in a 66-17 victory. Dan Alexander, who was selected as the Offensive MVP, set a bowl record with 240 yards rushing on just 20 carries. Eric Crouch, who won the Heisman Trophy the following season, finished the day with a bowl record four touchdowns (two rushing and two passing) and Husker place-kicker Josh Brown set a bowl record with nine PATs.

SCORING SUMMARY Nebraska Northwestern

7 3

31 14

21 0

7 0


66 17

First Quarter NEB: Alexander 15-yd run (Brown kick) NW: Long 44-yd FG Second Quarter NW: Johnson 10-yd pass from Kustok (Long kick) NEB: Crouch 50-yd run (Brown kick) NEB: Alexander 2-yd run (Brown kick) NEB: Buckhalter 2-yd run (Brown kick) NEB: Brown 51-yd FG NW: Anderson 69-yd run (Long kick) NEB: Newcombe 58-pass from Crouch (Brown kick) Third Quarter NEB: Davison 11-yd pass from Crouch (Brown kick) NEB: Crouch 2-yd run (Brown kick) NEB: Davison 69-yd pass from Newcombe (Brown kick) Fourth Quarter NEB: Diedrick 9-yd run (Brown kick)

The 2001 SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl featured a battle between the Big Ten’s top scoring offense and the Big 12’s top passing attack. But defense and special teams proved to be the deciding factor as Iowa edged Texas Tech 19-16 in front of a sellout crowd. The game went down to the final play as Iowa defensive back Bob Sanders intercepted a Kliff Kingsbury pass in the end zone to preserve the Hawkeye victory. Kingsbury finished with 309 passing yards. The game featured two unlikely Hawkeye heroes: placekicker Nate Kaeding and reserve running back Aaron Greving. Kaeding kicked four field goals, including a gamewinning 47-yarder while Greving rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown to earn Offensive MVP honors. Tech tied the game at 16 with a 37-yard field goal with 2:05 remaining after Coach Mike Leach opted not to go for a first down on a 4th-and-1 play. Iowa then drove down the field to set up Kaeding’s game-winner with 44 seconds remaining.


Nebraska 28 476/69 160 6-14-1 83 636 7.6 33:37

7 3

3 7

6 6


19 16

First Quarter IOWA: Kaeding 36-yd FG Second Quarter IOWA: Greving 1-yd run (Kaeding kick) TECH: Greathouse 50-yd FG Third Quarter TECH: Welker 20-yd pass from Kingsbury (Treece kick) IOWA: Kaeding 31-yd FG Fourth Quarter IOWA: Kaeding 46-yd FG TECH: Treece 23-yd FG TECH: Treece 37-yd FG IOWA: Kaeding 47-yd FG


TEAM STATS Category First Downs Net Yards Rushing/Att. Net Yards Passing Comp-Att-Int Total Offense Plays Total Net Yards Avg. Gain Per Play Possession Time

3 0

Northwestern 14 232/38 151 17-43-1 81 383 4.7 26:23

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds) NU - Alexander 20-240, Crouch 15-118, Buckhalter 12-58, Diedrick 4-28, Davies 3-17, Lord 4-16; W. Miller 3-10 NW - Anderson 18-158; Kustok 14-83; Simmons 2-14; Lawrence 3-13; Danielson 1-1 Passing (Comp-Att-Int, Yds) NU - Crouch 5-13-1, 91; Newcombe 1-1-0, 69 NW - Kustok 15-35-0, 138; Danielson 2-8-1, 13 Receiving (Rec-Yds) NU - Davison 3-85; Newcombe 1-58; Bowling 1-9; Hassebroek 1-8 NW - Johnson 4-53; Anderson 4-12; Simmons 3-24; Foster 2-41; Patrick 2-6; Schweighardt 1-9; Wright 1-6

Category First Downs Net Yards Rushing/Att. Net Yards Passing Comp-Att-Int Total Offense Plays Total Net Yards Avg. Gain Per Play Possession Time Third-Down Conversions

Iowa 20 178/44 161 19-26-0 70 339 4.8 35:03 6/16 (27%)

Texas Tech 20 80/20 309 29-49-3 69 389 5.6 24:57 6/14 (30%)

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds) IOWA - Greving 25-115; Allen 7-36; McCann 7-26; Hill 1-6; Betts 2-4 TECH - Kingsbury 9-42; Williams 9-30; Francis 1-6; Welker 1-2 Passing (Comp-Att-Int, Yds) IOWA - McCann 19-26-0-161 TECH - Kingsbury 29-49-3-309 Receiving (Rec-Yds) IOWA - Hill 6-49; Clark 4-30; Dodge 4-26; Allen 3-38; Betts 1-10; Jenson 1-8 TECH - Peters 8-60; Glover 6-77; Welker 6-62; Francis 5-90; Williams 3-13; Roberts 1-7

You Never Forget The Feeling.

Past Bowl Game Recaps ALAMO BOWL PRESENTED BY MASTERCARD December 28, 2002

#14 Colorado



31 (OT)

The 10th anniversary of the Alamo Bowl pitted two teams traditionally known for their ability to run the ball. In the end though, it was the kicking game that proved to be the deciding factor in Wisconsin’s 31-28 overtime win against No. 14 Colorado. Wisconsin kicker Mike Allen booted a 37-yard field goal in overtime to seal the win after Colorado kicker Pat Brougham missed a 45-yard attempt in the Buffaloes’ overtime possession. The game marked the first overtime finish in Alamo Bowl history. The victory for Wisconsin capped off a fourth-quarter comeback that saw the Badgers drive 80 yards, convert two fourth downs and find the end zone on a one-yard-run by quarterback Brooks Bollinger with 51 seconds remaining. Bollinger had 163 yards and two touchdowns passing and was named Offensive MVP.

SCORING SUMMARY Colorado Wisconsin

14 7

0 14

14 0

0 7

0 3


28 31

First Quarter COL: Strickland 91-yd INT return (Brougham kick) WIS: Davis 4-yd run (Allen kick) COL: Hackett 10-yd pass from Hodge (Brougham kick) Second Quarter WIS: Williams 10-yd pass from Bollinger (Allen kick) WIS: Charles 7-yd pass from Bollinger (Allen kick) Third Quarter COL: Brown 4-yd run (Brougham kick) COL: Hackett 11-yd pass from Colvin (Brougham kick) Fourth Quarter WIS: Bollinger 1-yd run (Allen kick) Overtime WIS: Allen 37-yd FG

TEAM STATS Category First Downs Net Yards Rushing/Att. Net Yards Passing Comp-Att-Int Total Offense Plays Total Net Yards Avg. Gain Per Play Possession Time Third-Down Conversions

Colorado 13 123/44 77 9-18-3 62 200 3.2 29:23 6/16 (27%)

Wisconsin 21 193/51 163 12-24-1 75 356 4.7 30:37 5/14 (26%)




Michigan State


Oklahoma State


#21 Nebraska


#22 Ohio State


What many anticipated to be an offensive clinic turned out to be a onesided affair in the 2003 MasterCard Alamo Bowl as the Nebraska Cornhuskers shut down the Michigan State Spartans 17-3. Cornhusker running back Cory Ross rushed for a career-high 138 yards and two touchdowns for Nebraska, which was playing in its NCAA-record 35th consecutive bowl game. As a team Nebraska tallied 229 rushing yards and outran MSU by a 12:1 ratio. Husker quarterback Jammal Lord rushed for 79 yards, including a career-long 66-yard scamper that set up Ross’ second score. But it was Lord’s arm that surprised his critics as the senior passer threw for a career-best 180 yards and earned Offensive MVP honors. Michigan State senior quarterback Jeff Smoker was limited to 156 yards passing and his final pass as a Spartan was intercepted by cornerback Fabian Washington with 1:08 remaining. The Blackshirt defense of Nebraska did not disappoint the Husker faithful. Nebraska recorded three interceptions and five sacks, limiting the Spartans to 18 rushing yards and 174 total, more than 200 below its average.

SCORING SUMMARY Michigan State Nebraska

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First Quarter NEB: Dyches 29-yd FG MSU: Rayner 46-yd FG Second Quarter NEB: Ross 3-yd run (Dyches kick) NEB: Ross 6-yd run (Dyches kick)

TEAM STATS Category Michigan State First Downs 13 Net Yards Rushing/Att. 18/23 Net Yards Passing 160 Comp-Att-Int 21-39-3 Total Offense Plays 62 Total Net Yards 174 Avg. Gain Per Play 2.8 Possession Time 29:31 Third-Down Conversions 3/14 (29%)

Nebraska 20 229/54 156 8-17-0 71 389 5.5 30:29 6/15 (29%)


With its second-string quarterback running the show, the Ohio State Buckeyes made winning look easy in the 2004 MasterCard Alamo Bowl beating Oklahoma State 33-7. Sophomore quarterback Justin Zwick, who replaced suspended Troy Smith, threw for 189 yards and a touchdown in the one-sided matchup. True freshman wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr., now a receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, put on an offensive show, catching six passes for 78 yards including a 42-yard pickup on a screen pass from Zwick. Ginn also rushed for another 51 yards and a touchdown in the victory. Mike Nugent, the senior kicker who received the Lou Groza award, made his own contribution in the win. Nugent kicked four field goals and became the all-time leading scorer for Ohio State. Ginn earned Offensive MVP honors, while Defensive MVP honors went to Buckeye defensive end Simon Fraser.

SCORING SUMMARY Oklahoma State Ohio State

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First Quarter OHST: Gonzalez 23-yd pass from Zwick (Nugent kick) OHST: Nugent 37-yd FG OHST: Nugent 35-yd FG Second Quarter OHST: Ross 1-yd run (Nugent kick) OHST: Nugent 41-yd FG Third Quarter OHST: Ginn, Jr. 5-yd run (Nugent kick) Fourth Quarter OHST: Nugent 36-yd FG OKST: Willis 4-yd run (Ricks kick)

TEAM STATS Category Oklahoma State Ohio State First Downs 15 19 Net Yards Rushing/Att. 149/30 214/42 Net Yards Passing 137 189 Comp-Att-Int 15-35-1 17-27-0 Total Offense Plays 65 69 Total Net Yards 286 403 Avg. Gain Per Play 4.4 5.8 Possession Time 25:09 34:51 Third-Down Conversions 4/15 (22%) 7/15 (32%)


Rushing (Att-Yds) COL - Brown 28-104; Calhoun 9-21; Colvin 3-10 WIS - Davis 25-104; Bollinger 20-92; Smith 5-16

Rushing (Att-Yds) MSU - Dortch 9-31; Hayes 6-13 NEB - Ross 37-138; Lord 10-79; Kriewald 2-10; Davies 2-4; Fluellen 1-3;

Rushing (Att-Yds) OKST - Woods 12-72; Elliott 3-39; Morency 8-20; Willis 2-7 OHST - Ross 12-99; Joe 13-57; Ginn Jr. 8-40; Hall 4-9

Passing (Comp-Att-Int, Yds) COL - Hodge 6-13-1-62; Colvin 3-5-1-15 WIS - Bollinger 12-24-2-163

Passing (Comp-Att-Int, Yds) MSU - Smoker 21-39-3, 156 NEB - Lord 8-17-0, 160

Passing (Comp-Att-Int, Yds) OKST - Woods 15-34-0, 137 OHST - Zwick 17-27-1, 189

Receiving (Rec-Yds) COL - Hackett 3-30; Drumm 2-16; Monteilh 1-20; Donahoe 1-11 WIS - Williams 5-83; Charles 5-67; Bernstein 1-9; Smith 1-4

Receiving (Rec-Yds) MSU - Alexander 8-63; Brown 4-41; Shabaj 4-31; Scott 1-18; Knott 1-10; Kavanaght 1-8 NEB - Fluellen 4-84; Pilkington 3-70; Keiser 1-6

Receiving (Rec-Yds) OKST - Woods 4-40; Frazier 3-24; Bajema 2-29; Mack 1-19 OHST - Ginn Jr 6-78; Holmes 5-47; Nicol 2-11; Gonzalez 1-23

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Past Bowl Game Recaps MASTERCARD ALAMO BOWL December 28, 2005

#20 Michigan


#18 Texas


Penn State*






Texas A&M


The No. 20 Michigan Wolverines nearly pulled off the improbable against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the 2005 MasterCard Alamo Bowl. Down by four with two seconds remaining, Michigan made a bid for one of the most exciting final plays in college bowl history. Michigan quarterback Chad Henne completed a short pass that started a chain of eight laterals and a near miracle. Coaches and players from both teams made their way onto the field mid-play thinking the game had ended as Michigan’s Tyler Ecker caught the eighth lateral and scampered up the sideline toward the end zone. Nebraska cornerback Titus Brothers never quit on the play and knocked Ecker out of bounds at the Nebraska 13yard line to secure the Cornhuskers’ 32-28 victory. The national television broadcast of the 2005 MasterCard Alamo Bowl earned a 5.41 rating making it the mostwatched college football game in ESPN history at the time.

7 7

7 7

7 3

7 15


Texas Iowa

28 32

First Quarter NEB: Nunn 52-yd pass from Taylor (Congdon kick) MICH: Ecker 13-yd pass from Henne (Rivas kick) Second Quarter MICH: Massey 16-yd pass from Henne (Rivas kick) NEB: Swift 14-yd pass from Taylor (Congdon kick) Third Quarter NEB: Congdon 20-yd FG MICH: Manningham 21-yd pass from Henne (Rivas kick) Fourth Quarter MICH: Henne 7-yd run (Rivas kick) NEB: Ross 31-yd run (Peterson pass from Taylor) NEB: Nunn 13-yd pass from Taylor (Congdon kick)

TEAM STATS Category First Downs Net Yards Rushing/Att. Net Yards Passing Comp-Att-Int Total Offense Plays Total Net Yards Avg. Gain Per Play Possession Time Third-Down Conversions

Michigan 23 130/42 270 21-43-1 85 400 4.7 31:21 5/17 (29%)

Nebraska 16 151/37 167 14-31-2 68 318 4.7 28:39 4/16 (25%)

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds) MICH: Hart 19-74; Henne 13-38; Grady 5-17; Bass 3-4 NEB: Ross 28-161; Lucky 1-3 Passing (Comp-Att-Int, Yds) MICH: Henne 21-43-1, 270 NEB: Taylor 14-32-2, 167 Receiving (Rec-Yds) MICH: Avant 8-71; Manningham 3-28; Bass 3-24; Hart 2-35; Massey 2-18 NEB: Nunn 4-91; Swift 3-31; Hardy 3-27; Ross 3-8


The Iowa Hawkeye’s were unable to hold on to their 11-point lead at the half as the Texas Longhorns came from behind to win the 2006 Alamo Bowl 2624. Texas was the heavy favorite playing in their first Alamo Bowl in front of a then record crowd of 65,875 that was mostly a sea of burnt-orange. Current NFL quarterback Colt McCoy, then a freshman, took Offensive MVP honors after throwing for 308 yards and two TD’s, including a 72-yarder to Jamal Charles which finally put the Longhorns on top. Texas won its third straight bowl game and became the first team to win the Alamo Bowl after trailing at halftime. The game earned a 6.0 rating which translates into 8.8 million viewers making it the #1 most-watched college football bowl game broadcast in ESPN history surpassing the 7.8 million viewers who saw last year’s dramatic Nebraska vs. Michigan game.

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First Quarter IOWA: Young 1-yd run (Schlicher kick) IOWA: Brodell 63-yd pass from Tate (Schlicher kick) UT: Bailey 27-yd FG Second Quarter UT: Sweed 20-yd pass from McCoy (Bailey kick) Third Quarter UT: Bailey 43-yd FG UT: Charles 72-yd pass from McCoy (Bailey kick) IOWA: Brodell 23-yd pass from Tate (Schlicher kick) Fourth Quarter UT: Young 2-yd run (conversion failed) IOWA: Schlicher 38-yd FG

TEAM STATS Category First Downs Net Yards Rushing/Att. Net Yards Passing Comp-Att-Int Total Offense Plays Total Net Yards Avg. Gain Per Play Possession Time Third-Down Conversions

Texas 17 70/21 308 26-40-0 61 378 6.2 29:04 6/15 (40%)

A Penn State victory did not look likely with the Nittany Lions down by 14 points early in the in the 2007 Valero Alamo Bowl. Penn State battled to erased a two-touchdown deficit and defeated Texas A&M 24-17 in front of a Valero Alamo Bowl record crowd of 66,166. Penn State scored 17 consecutive points in the second quarter before A&M’s Matt Szymanski kicked a 38-yard field goal to tie the game at 17-17 late in the third quarter. The Nittany Lions took the lead for good with a TD run by Evan Royster and held off a fourth-and-goal attempt by Texas A&M late in the fourth quarter. Penn State’s Rodney Kinlaw won Offensive MVP honors after running for 143 yards on 21 carries and backup runner Royster finished with 65 on nine carries.



SCORING SUMMARY Michigan Nebraska

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Iowa 17 89/34 274 15-25-1 59 363 6.2 30:56 6/13 (46%)

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds) UT: Charles 4-26; Shipley 1-14; Young 12-11; Pittman 1-11; McCoy 2-3 IOWA: Young 13-64; Sims 12-26; Tate 5-10; Christensen 2-1 Passing (Comp-Att-Int, Yds) UT: McCoy 26-40-0, 308 IOWA: Tate 15-25-1, 274 Receiving (Rec-Yds) UT: Finley 8-46; Cosby 7-59; Sweed 3-70; Pittman 3-37; Young 2-3; Charles 1-72; Shipley 1-11; Jones 1-10 IOWA: Brodell 6-159; Douglas 3-40; Chandler 2-36; Busch 1-19; Stross 1-13; Moeaki 1-8; Sims 1-2

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First Quarter A&M: Goodson 1-yd run (Bean kick) A&M: Goodson 16-yd run (Szymanski kick) Second Quarter PSU: Butler 30-yd pass from Morelli (Kelly kick) PSU: Clark 11-yd run (Kelly kick) PSU: Kelly 25-yd FG Third Quarter A&M: Szymanski 38-yd FG PSU: Royster 38-yd run (Kelly kick)

TEAM STATS Category First Downs Net Yards Rushing/Att. Net Yards Passing Comp-Att-Int Total Offense Plays Total Net Yards Avg. Gain Per Play Possession Time Third-Down Conversions

Penn State 23 270/41 143 15-31-1 72 413 5.7 29:40 6/16 (46%)

Texas A&M 17 164/38 164 19-31-1 69 328 4.8 30:20 6/16 (46%)

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds) PSU: Kinlaw 21-143; Royster 9-65; Clark 6-50; Williams 3-11; Morelli 1-1 A&M: Goodson 14-65; McGee 8-41; Lane 10-34; Alexander 4-15; Smith 2-9 Passing (Comp-Att-Int, Yds) PSU: Morelli: 15-31-1, 143 A&M: McGee: 19-31-1, 164 Receiving (Rec-Yds) PSU: Williams 5-39; Butler 4-59; Golden 2-32; Kinlaw 2-4; Quarless 1-5; Shipley 1-4 A&M: Goodson 7-30; Bennett 4-46; Lane 3-33; Franks 2-19; Taylor 1-14; Shankle 1-14; Alexander 1-8 *Note: Penn State later vacated this win due to NCAA penalties.

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Past Bowl Game Recaps VALERO ALAMO BOWL December 29, 2008

#23 Missouri


#20 Northwestern

23 (OT)

The 2008 Valero Alamo Bowl delivered on all counts: a thrilling game that took overtime to decide, a highly visible national television slot usually reserved for NFL “Monday Night Football” and enthusiastic crowd with many fans traveling far and wide to make it down to San Antonio for the game. All-American receiver Jeremy Maclin electrified the crowd with a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown, the longest in Alamo Bowl history, late in the first half to tie the game. Maclin, who was named Offensive MVP, also came through in the clutch with a 7-yard touchdown reception from Chase Daniel on the opening possession of overtime. Missouri’s defense was able to hold on for the victory after knocking down a 32-yard desperation heave on the game’s final play.

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First Quarter NU: Peterman 35-yd pass from Bacher (Villarreal kick) Second Quarter MU: Wolfert 31-yd FG NU: Villarreal 21-yd FG MU: Maclin 75-yd punt return (Wolfert kick) Third Quarter NU: Ward 46-pass from Bacher (Villarreal kick) MU: Alexander 11-yd pass from Daniel (Wolfert kick) MU: Wolfert 43-yd FG NU: Lane 23-yd pass from Bacher (Villarreal kick) Fourth Quarter MU: Wolfert 37-yd FG Overtime MU: Maclin 7-yd pass from Daniel (Wolfert kick)

TEAM STATS Category First Downs Net Yards Rushing/Att. Net Yards Passing Comp-Att-Int Total Offense Plays Total Net Yards Avg. Gain Per Play Possession Time Third-Down Conversions

Missouri 21 111/30 200 27-44-3 74 311 4.2 24:40 7/16 (44%)

Michigan State


#14 Oklahoma State


Texas Tech




The 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl didn’t disappoint as 64,757 fans packed the Alamodome for its sixth largest crowd in Alamo Bowl history and its third sellout in its last four bowl game. Michigan State took a 28-27 lead into the fourth quarter, and appeared to get a break when Tech quarterback Taylor Potts left the game after injuring his non-throwing hand. He left with an Alamo Bowl-record 372 yards and two touchdowns. With Tech down 31-27, QB Steven Sheffield marched the Red Raiders downfield in eight plays, the last an 11yard touchdown pass to Detron Lewis taking the lead 34-31. Baron Batch tacked on a 25-yard touchdown run late in the game to seal the victory.

SCORING SUMMARY Michigan State Texas Tech

SCORING SUMMARY Missouri Northwestern

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Northwestern 21 72/40 304 27-43-1 83 376 4.5 34:20 11/21 (52%)

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First Quarter TT: Batch 3-yd run (Williams kick) MSU: Baker 46-yd run (Swenson kick) Second Quarter TT: Wiliams 21-yd FG TT: Leong 2-yd pass from Potts (Williams kick) MSU: Martin 48-yd pass from Cousins (Swenson kick) TT: Williams 38-yd FG Third Quarter MSU: Nichol 7-yd run (Swenson kick) TT: Franks 14-yd pass from Potts (Williams kick) MSU: White 8-yd pass from Martin (Swenson kick) Fourth Quarter MSU: Swenson 44-yd FG TT: Lewis 11-yd pass from Sheffield (Williams kick) TT: Batch 13-yd run (Williams kick)

Rushing (Att-Yds) MU: Washington 15-44; Maclin 5-43; Daniel 9-29 NU: Sutton 29-114

SCORING SUMMARY Oklahoma State Arizona


Passing (Comp-Att-Int, Yds) MU: Daniel 27-44-3, 200 NU: Bacher 27-43-1, 304

Passing (Comp-Att-Int, Yds) MSU - Cousins 13-27-2, 220; Martin 2-2-0, 10; Bates 1-1-0, 18 TT: Potts 29-43-1, 372; Sheffield 9-11-0, 88

Receiving (Rec-Yds) MU: Coffman 7-67; Maclin 7-39; Saunders 6-33; Alexander 3-29; Jackson 1-15; Jones 1-8 NU: Ward 7-101; Peterman 7-83; Lane 5-77; Sutton 5-29; Brewer 3-14

Receiving (Rec-Yds) MSU - White 6-114; Martin 4-86; Gantt 2-34; Nichol 2-11; Cousins 1-2; Baker 1-1 TT: Lewis 10-114; Swindall 7-49; Batch 6-85; Zouzalik 3-75; Leong 3-58; Stephens 3-33; Franks 2-19; Torres 2-15; Jeffers 2-12

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First Quarter OSU: Smith 6-yd run (Bailey kick) OSU: Blackmon 71-yd pass from Weeden (Bailey kick) ARIZ: Criner 5-yd pass from Foles (Zendejas kick) OSU: Bailey 40-yd kick Second Quarter OSU: Martin 62-yd INT return (Bailey kick failed) Third Quarter ARIZ: Zendejas 42-yd FG OSU: Blackmon 3-yd pass from Weeden (Bailey kick) OSU: Bailey 50-yd FG Fourth Quarter OSU: Bailey 44-yd FG

TEAM STATS Category Michigan State Texas Tech First Downs 13 31 Net Yards Rushing/Att. 148/32 119/31 Net Yards Passing 248 460 Comp-Att-Int 16-30-2 38-54-1 Total Offense Plays 62 85 Total Net Yards 396 579 Avg. Gain Per Play 6.4 6.8 Possession Time 28:27 31:33 Third-Down Conversions 6/16 (40%) 8/17 (47%)

Rushing (Att-Yds) MSU - Baker 12-97; Caper 11-25; Cousins 5-18; Nichol 1-7; Martin 2-3 TT: Batch 22-100; Stephens 4-31; Jeffers 1-4


Before coming to San Antonio, Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon had to make a stop in Florida to pick up the Biletnikoff Award as the best receiver in the country. He then brought those award-winning skills to the Valero Alamo Bowl, finishing the year where he set three different single-season school records. Blackmon caught two touchdowns, including his 71-yard scamper that he savored as long as possible before scoring, as the Cowboys finished with their first 11-win season by claiming the 36-10 victory. Oklahoma State, which led the nation in total offense, won its first bowl game in three tries and scored at least 33 points for the 11th time on the season. Arizona finished the season 7-6 and became the Pac10’s first contestant in San Antonio since the conference was an original conference partner with the Alamo Bowl in 1993 and 1994.

TEAM STATS Category Oklahoma State Arizona First Downs 17 25 Net Yards Rushing/Att. 72/20 90/38 Net Yards Passing 240 280 Comp-Att-Int 25-41-0 32-50-3 Total Offense Plays 61 88 Total Net Yards 312 370 Avg. Gain Per Play 5.1 4.2 Possession Time 22:29 37:31 Third-Down Conversions 4/13 (31%) 9/21 (43%)

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds) OSU - Hunter 10-32; Smith 5-16; Cooper 1-15; Bowling 1-9; Randle 2-2 ARIZ - Grigsby 16-59; Nwoku 11-36; Antolin 1-1; Criner 1-1 Passing (Comp-Att-Int, Yds) OSU - Weeden 25-41-0, 240 ARIZ - Foles 32-50-3, 280 Receiving (Rec-Yds) OSU - Blackmon 9-117; Cooper 7-53; Bowling 3-35; Randle 2-28; Moore 2-13 ARIZ: Criner 9-47; Douglas 6-91; Morrison 6-66; Grigsby 4-26; Roberts 2-19; Nwolu 2-11; Miller 2-5; Cobb 1-15

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Past Bowl Game Recaps VALERO ALAMO BOWL December 29, 2011



#12 Baylor


No. 12 Baylor pulled out a thrilling Valero Alamo Bowl victory in the highestscoring regulation game in bowl history in the 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl. The Bears defeated Washington 67-56 on December 29, 2011 at the Alamodome in front of a crowd of 65,256. Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, the first reigning Heisman Trophy winner to appear in the Valero Alamo Bowl, threw for one touchdown and rushed for another, but he was shown up on this night by running back Terrance Ganaway who rushed for 200 yards and five touchdowns as he earned Offensive MVP honors for the game. The game set various bowl records, including total points in regulation and total offense in a bowl game. Washington took the lead 56-53 with 9:40 to go on a Keith Price 8-yard touchdown run, but Ganaway was right there with Baylor’s answer. His final two scores gave Baylor the final 67-56 margin.

Leading up to the 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl, it was widely assumed that Baylor and Washington would use their wide-open offensive attacks to put plenty of points on the scoreboard in one of the more exciting games of the bowl season. Even for a game billed as such, the 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl surpassed expectations as Baylor outlasted the Huskies 67-56 in the highestscoring regulation bowl game in college football history.

SCORING SUMMARY Washington Baylor

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14 29

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56 67

First Quarter BU: Wright 11-yd pass from Griffin III (Jones kick) WASH: Price 5-yd run (Folk kick) BU: Salubi 36-yd run (Jones kick) BU: Griffin III 24-yd run (Jones kick) Second Quarter WASH: Johnson 12-yd pass from Price (Folk kick) WASH: Aguilar 1-yd pass from Price (Folk kick) WASH: Price 15-yd run (Folk kick) WASH: Polk 56-yd run (Folk kick) BU: Jones 42-yd FG Third Quarter WASH: Kearse 80-yd pass from Price (Folk kick) BU: Salubi 7-yd run (Jones kick) BU: Ganaway 89-yd run (Monk pass from Griffin III) WASH: Aguilar 13-yd pass from Price (Folk kick) BU: Ganaway 1-yd run (Jones kick) BU: Ganaway 1-yd run (Jones kick) Fourth Quarter WASH: Price 8-yd run (Folk kick) BU: Ganaway 4-yd run (Jones kick) BU: Ganaway 43-yd run (Jones kick)

TEAM STATS Category First Downs Net Yards Rushing/Att. Net Yards Passing Comp-Att-Int Total Offense Plays Total Net Yards Avg. Gain Per Play Possession Time

Washington 26 182/37 438 23-37-0 74 620 8.4 31:50

Baylor 33 482/52 295 24-33-0 85 777 9.1 28:10

INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing (Att-Yds) WASH - Polk 30-147; Price 5-39; Callier 2-(-4) BU - Ganaway 21-200; Reese 2-101; Salubi 5-101; Griffin III 18-55; Wright 4-28 Passing (Comp-Att-Int, Yds) WASH - Price 23-37-0, 438 BU - Griffin III 24-33-0, 295 Receiving (Rec-Yds) WASH - Kearse 5-198; Aguilar 5-90; Seferian-Jenkins 5-59; Williams 3-19; Johnson 2-36; Polk 2-8; Callier 1-28 BU - Wright 7-91; Williams 6-62; Reese 5-66; Sampson 3-25; Norwood 1-23; Monk 1-15; Salubi 1-13


Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III led his Baylor Bear team to a record-setting 6756 victory over Washington in the 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl. Griffin is the only reigning Heisman winner to appear in the bowl game.

2011 Valero Alamo Bowl Records - Most points (game): 67, Baylor - Most points (half): 43, Baylor (2nd half) - Most combined points: 123 - Most yards total offense, team: 777, Baylor* - Most yards total offense, combined: 1,397* - Highest average yards per play: 9.1, Baylor - Most yards rushing: 482, Baylor - Most first downs: 33, Baylor* - Highest third-down efficiency: 56.3% (9-of-16), Washington - Most rushing touchdowns: 5, Terrance Ganaway, Baylor - Longest run: 89 yards, Terrance Ganaway - Most touchdowns (Rushing & Passing): 7 (4 passing, 3 rushing), Keith Price, Washington* - Most yards passing: 438, Keith Price, Washington - Most touchdown passes: 4, Keith Price, Washington - Most yards receiving: 198, Jermaine Kearse, Washington *NCAA Bowl Record

Washington quarterback Keith Price set three Valero Alamo Bowl records, including an NCAA Bowl record with 7 total touchdowns.

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Alamo Bowl Individual Records MOST RUSHING ATTEMPTS


37, Cory Ross, Nebraska (vs. Michigan State), 12/29/03 30, Chris Polk, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11 29, Tyrell Sutton, Northwestern (vs. Missouri), 12/29/08


2, Amani Toomer, Michigan (vs. Texas A&M), 12/28/95 2, Isaac Jones, Purdue (vs. Kansas State), 12/29/98 2, Darnell McDonald, Kansas State (vs. Purdue), 12/29/98 2, Matt Davison, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00 2, D.J. Hackett, Colorado (vs. Wisconsin), 12/28/02 2, Terrence Nunn, Nebraska (vs. Michigan), 12/28/05 2, Andy Brodell, Iowa (vs. Texas), 12/30/06 2, Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State (vs. Arizona), 12/29/10 2, Devin Aguilar, Washington (vs. Baylor) 12/29/11

12.0, Dan Alexander, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00 9.5, Terrance Ganaway, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11



51, Josh Brown, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 21/30/00 50, (Two Players Tied)

5, Terrance Ganaway, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11 3, Keith Price, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11



5, Kyle Bryant, Texas A&M (vs. Michigan), 12/28/95* 4, (Two Players Tied)

89, (TD), Terrence Ganaway, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11 78, Tevin Reese, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11 69, (TD), Damien Anderson, Northwestern (vs. Nebraska), 12/30/00


MOST RUSHING YARDS 240, Dan Alexander, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00 200, Terrance Ganaway, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11

MOST TOUCHDOWNS (RUSHING & PASSING) 7, (4 passing, 3 rushing), Keith Price, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11* 5, (5 rushing), Terrance Ganaway, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11 4, (2 passing, 2 rushing), Eric Crouch, Nebraska (vs. Michigan), 12/28/00 4, (3 passing, 1 rushing), Chad Henne, Michigan (vs. Nebraska), 12/28/05

9, Josh Brown, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00 8, Aaron Jones, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11 8, Erik Polk, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11

MOST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS 179, Travis Cobb, Arizona (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/29/10 149, Keshawn Martin, Michigan State (vs. Texas Tech), 1/2/10



53, Drew Brees, Purdue (vs. Kansas State), 12/29/98 50, Nick Foles, Arizona (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/29/10

69, Steve Breaston, Michigan (vs. Nebraska), 12/28/05 64, Travis Cobb, Arizona (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/29/10



32, Nick Foles, Arizona (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/29/10 29, Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech (vs. Iowa), 12/29/01 29, Taylor Potts, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10

75, Jeremy Maclin, Missouri (vs. Northwestern), 12/29/08 46, Kasen Williams, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11


MOST PASSING YARDS 438, Keith Price, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11 372, Taylor Potts, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10

67, Justin Brantly, Texas A&M (vs. Penn State), 12/29/07 62, Cole Farden, Oklahoma State (vs. Ohio State), 12/29/04


MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES 4, Keith Price, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11 3, Dave Barr, California (vs. Iowa), 12/31/93 3, Michael Bishop, Kansas State (vs. Purdue), 12/29/98 3, Chad Henne, Michigan (vs. Nebraska), 12/28/05 3, Zac Taylor, Nebraska (vs. Michigan), 12/28/05 3, C.J. Bacher, Northwestern (vs. Missouri), 12/29/08

HIGHEST COMPLETION PERCENTAGE 77.1 (27-35), Chad Davis, Wash. St. (vs. Baylor), 12/31/94 75.0 (21-28), Dave Barr, California (vs. Iowa), 12/31/93 72.7 (24-33), Robert Griffin III, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11

MOST PASSES INTERCEPTED 4, Michael Bishop, Kansas State (vs. Purdue), 12/29/98 4, Randy McCown, Texas A&M (vs. Penn State), 12/28/99

240, Dan Alexander, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00 224, Steve Breaston, Michigan (vs. Nebraska), 12/28/05 200, Terrance Ganaway, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11

MOST INTERCEPTIONS 2, Adrian Beasley, Purdue (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/30/97 2, Billy Gustin, Purdue (vs. Kansas State), 12/29/98 2, Derek Fox, Penn State (vs. Texas A&M), 12/28/99 2, Leon Hall, Michigan (vs. Nebraska), 12/28/05

LONGEST INTERCEPTION RETURN 91 (TD), Don Strickland, Colorado (vs. Wisconsin), 12/28/02 62 (TD), Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State (vs. Arizona), 12/29/10


88, Darnell McDonald, Kansas State (vs. Purdue), 12/29/98 80, Jermaine Kearse, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11 71, Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State (vs. Arizona), 12/29/10

17, Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri (vs. Northwestern), 12/29/08 15, Elliot Coffey, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11 15, Cort Dennison, Washington (vs. Baylor, 12/29/11 15, Sean Parker, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11 14, Napoleon Harris, Northwestern (vs. Nebraska), 12/30/00 14, LaVar Arrington, Penn State (vs. Texas A&M), 12/28/99



11, Isaac Jones, Purdue (vs. Kansas State), 12/29/98 10, Detron Lewis, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10 9, Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State (vs. Arizona), 12/29/10 9, Juron Criner, Arizona (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/29/10

3.5, Chike Okeafor, Purdue (vs. Kansas State), 12/29/98 3, Josh Shirley, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11


*NCAA Bowl Record

MOST RECEIVING YARDS 198, Jermaine Kearse, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11 159, Andy Brodell, Iowa (vs. Texas), 12/30/06

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Alamo Bowl Team Records MOST POINTS - GAME


67, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11 66, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00

54, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10 53, Purdue (vs. Kansas St.), 12/29/98



43, Baylor (2nd half vs. Washington) 12/29/11 38, Nebraska (1st half vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00

38, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10 32, Arizona (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/29/10



31, Nebraska (2nd quarter vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00 29, Baylor (3rd quarter vs. Washington), 12/29/11

460, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10 438, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11



123, Baylor (67) vs. Washington (56), 12/29/11* 83, Nebraska (66) vs. Northwestern (17), 12/30/00

77.1, Washington St. (27-of-35 vs. Baylor), 12/31/94 75.0, California (21-of-28 vs. Iowa), 12/31/93



64, Baylor vs. Washington (2nd half), 12/29/11 59, Baylor vs. Washington, (1st half), 12/29/11

33, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11 31, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10



45, Nebraska vs. Northwestern (2nd quarter), 12/30/00* 43, Baylor vs. Washington (3rd quarter), 12/29/11

24, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00 18, Baylor (vs. Washington) 12/29/11



56, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11 34, Kansas St. (vs. Purdue), 12/29/98

20, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10 15, Washington (vs. Baylor) 12/29/11



0, Texas A&M (vs. Penn State), 12/28/99 0, Texas Tech (vs. Iowa), 12/29/96

56.3 (9-of-16), Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11 55.0 (6-of-11), Purdue (vs. Oklahoma St.), 12/30/97



9, Baylor (vs. Washington) 12/29/11 9, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00

4, Michigan (vs. Nebraska), 12/28/05 4, Texas A&M (vs. Penn State), 12/29/07



5, Texas A&M (vs. Michigan), 12/28/95* 4, Iowa (vs. Teas Tech), 12/29/01

3, Kansas St. (vs. Purdue), 12/29/98 3, Wisconsin (vs. Colorado), 12/28/02



7, Iowa vs. Texas Tech, 12/29/01* 7, Texas A&M vs. Michigan, 12/28/95*


5, Michigan (vs. Nebraska), 12/28/05 5, Nebraska (vs. Michigan State), 12/29/03 5, Purdue (vs. Kansas St.), 12/29/98 5, Iowa (vs. California), 12/31/93

777, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11 636, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern),12/30/00


MOST YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE - COMBINED 1,397, Baylor (777) vs. Washington (620), 12/29/11

10, Northwestern (vs. Nebraska), 12/30/00

HIGHEST PUNTING AVERAGE 52.0, Iowa (vs. Texas Tech) 12/29/96

MOST OFFENSIVE PLAYS 85, Michigan (vs. Nebraska), 12/28/05 85, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10 85, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11




9.1, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11 8.4 Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11

15, Washington St. (vs. Baylor), 12/31/94 14, Kansas St. (vs. Purdue), 12/29/98



69, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00 55, California (vs. Iowa), 12/31/93

125, Kansas St. (vs. Purdue), 12/29/98 110, (Two Teams Tied)



482, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11 476, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00

43:14, California (vs. Iowa), 12/31/93 37:31, Arizona (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/29/10



9.3, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11 6.9, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00

16:46, Iowa (vs. California), 12/31/93

412, Nebraska (vs. Michigan), 12/28/05 357, Northwestern (vs. Nebraska), 12/30/00

* NCAA Bowl Record


You Never Forget The Feeling.

All-Time Attendance and MVP’s All-Time Attendance: 66,166........................... Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2007 (Penn State vs. Texas A&M) 65,875........................... Alamo Bowl, December 30, 2006 (#18 Texas vs. Iowa) 65,380........................... SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 1999 (#13 Penn State vs. #18 Texas A&M) 65,265........................... MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2004 (#22 Ohio State vs. Oklahoma State) 65,256........................... Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2011 (Washington vs. #12 Baylor) 65,232........................... SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2001 (Texas Tech vs. Iowa) 64,757........................... Valero Alamo Bowl, Jan. 2, 2010 (Michigan State vs. Texas Tech) 64,597........................... Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 1995 (#14 Michigan vs. #19 Texas A&M) 62,016........................... MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 2005 (#20 Michigan vs. Nebraska) 60,780........................... Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 1998 (#4 Kansas State vs. Purdue) 60,028........................... SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 30, 2000 (#8 Nebraska vs. #19 Northwestern) 57,595........................... Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2010 (Arizona vs. #14 Oklahoma State) 56,229........................... MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2003 (#21 Nebraska vs. Michigan State) 55,986........................... Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2008 (#23 Missouri vs. #20 Northwestern) 55,677........................... Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 1996 (Texas Tech vs. #21 Iowa) 55,552........................... Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 30, 1997 (#24 Oklahoma State vs. #16 Purdue) 50,690........................... Alamo Bowl presented by MasterCard, Dec. 28, 2002 (Wisconsin vs. #14 Colorado) 45,716........................... Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 31, 1993 (California vs. Iowa) 44,106........................... Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 31, 1994 (Washington State vs. Baylor)

Most Valuable Players: Year Offense Defense 2011 .............................. TERRANCE GANAWAY, RB, Baylor .............. ELLIOTT COFFEY, LB, Baylor Dec. 2010 ..................... JUSTIN BLACKMON, WR, Oklahoma State .... MARKELLE MARTIN, DB, Oklahoma State Jan. 2010 ...................... TAYLOR POTTS, QB, Texas Tech .................... JAMAR WALL, DB, Texas Tech 2008.............................. JEREMY MACLIN, WR, Missouri ................... SEAN WEATHERSPOON, LB, Missouri 2007.............................. RODNEY KINLAW, RB, Penn State ............... SEAN LEE, LB, Penn State 2006.............................. COLT MCCOY, QB, Texas............................... AARON ROSS, DB, Texas 2005.............................. CORY ROSS, RB, Nebraska ........................... LEON HALL, CB, Michigan 2004.............................. TED GINN JR, WR, Ohio State........................ SIMON FRASER, DL, Ohio State 2003.............................. JAMMAL LORD, QB, Nebraska...................... TREVOR JOHNSON, DL, Nebraska 2002.............................. BROOKS BOLLINGER, QB, Wisconsin ......... JEFF MACK, LB, Wisconsin 2001.............................. AARON GREVING, RB, Iowa ........................ DERRICK PICKENS, DL, Iowa 2000.............................. DAN ALEXANDER, RB, Nebraska ................. KYLE VANDEN BOSCH, DL, Nebraska 1999.............................. RASHARD CASEY, QB, Penn State ............... LAVAR ARRINGTON, LB, Penn State 1998.............................. DREW BREES, QB, Purdue ........................... ROSEVELT COLVIN, DL, Purdue 1997.............................. BILLY DICKEN, QB, Purdue........................... ADRIAN BEASLEY, DB, Purdue 1996.............................. SEDRICK SHAW, RB, Iowa ........................... JARED DEVRIES, DL, Iowa 1995.............................. KYLE BRYANT, PK, Texas A&M...................... KEITH MITCHELL, LB, Texas A&M 1994.............................. CHAD DAVIS, QB, Washington State .............. RON CHILDS, LB, Washington State 1993.............................. DAVE BARR, QB, California ........................... JERROTT WILLARD, LB, California

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Bowl Awards and TV Ratings Fred Jacoby Sportsmanship Award: 2011 ..................................................... SENIO KELEMETE, Offensive Line, Washington Dec. 2010 ............................................ DAVID DOUGLAS, Wide Receiver, Arizona Jan. 2010 ............................................. ROSS WEAVER, Defensive Back, Michigan State 2008..................................................... RASHEED WARD, Wide Receiver, Texas Tech 2007..................................................... MARK DODGE, Linebacker, Texas A&M 2006..................................................... MIKE ELGIN, Offensive Line, Iowa 2005..................................................... STEVE BREASTON, Wide Receiver, Michigan 2004..................................................... DONOVAN WOODS, Quarterback, Oklahoma State 2003..................................................... JOE TATE, Offensive Line, Michigan State 2002..................................................... ZAC COLVIN, Quarterback, Colorado 2001..................................................... ANTON PAIGE, Wide Receiver, Texas Tech 2000..................................................... ZAK KUSTOK, Quarterback, Northwestern 1999..................................................... JASON WEBSTER, Defensive Back, Texas A&M 1998..................................................... JARROD COOPER, Defensive Back, Kansas State 1997..................................................... KEVIN WILLIAMS, Defensive Back, Oklahoma State 1996..................................................... SHANE DUNN, Offensive Line, Texas Tech 1995..................................................... JARRET IRONS, Linebacker, Michigan 1994..................................................... ADRIAN ROBINSON, Defensive Back, Baylor 1993..................................................... LARRY BLUE, Defensive Line, Iowa All-Time Alamo Bowl TV Ratings: 6.3........................................................ MICHIGAN vs TEXAS A&M, Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 1995 6.0........................................................ TEXAS vs IOWA, Alamo Bowl, Dec. 30, 2006 5.6........................................................ TEXAS TECH VS MICHIGAN STATE, Valero Alamo Bowl, Jan. 2, 2010 5.4........................................................ MICHIGAN VS NEBRASKA, MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 2005 5.2........................................................ PENN STATE VS TEXAS A&M, SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 1999 5.1........................................................ WASHINGTON vs BAYLOR, Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2011 4.9........................................................ KANSAS STATE VS PURDUE, Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 1998 4.6........................................................ MISSOURI VS NORTHWESTERN, Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2008 4.4........................................................ WISCONSIN vs COLORADO, Alamo Bowl presented by MasterCard, Dec. 28, 2002 4.3........................................................ OHIO STATE VS OKLAHOMA STATE, MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2004 4.2........................................................ NEBRASKA VS MICHIGAN STATE, MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2003 3.9........................................................ OKLAHOMA STATE VS PURDUE, Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 30, 1997 3.8........................................................ WASHINGTON STATE VS BAYLOR, Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 31, 1994 3.8........................................................ TEXAS TECH VS IOWA, Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 1996 3.8........................................................ NEBRASKA VS NORTHWESTERN, SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 30, 2000 3.8........................................................ TEXAS TECH VS IOWA, SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2001 3.3........................................................ ARIZONA VS OKLAHOMA STATE, Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2010 2.7........................................................ PENN STATE VS TEXAS A&M, Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2007 2.4........................................................ CALIFORNIA VS IOWA, Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 31, 1993 Through 2011, the Valero Alamo Bowl has the #1, #2 and #5 most-watched non-BCS bowl games in ESPN history. • The January 2, 2010 (Texas Tech vs. Michigan State) broadcast delivered 5.6 million households. • The December 30, 2006 (Texas vs. Iowa) game was viewed by the 5.5 million households. • The December 29, 2011 (Washington vs. Baylor) was seen by 5.1 million households. • The 1995 Alamo Bowl is the highest-rated ESPN non-BCS bowl games in history but only had 4.3 million viewers. *ESPN’s increased distribution each year means the viewership per rating point also increases, which means the more recent games are seen by a higher number of households.


You Never Forget The Feeling.

2012 Valero Alamo Bowl Media Guide  

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