OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM
DECEMBER 28, 2018
No. 15 TCU Completes Another Epic
Valero Alamo Bowl Comeback Over No. 13 Stanford
BOX SCORE: 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH FINAL
No. 15 TCU 3 7 13 16 39
No. 13 Stanford 14 7 10 6 37
No. 15 TCU Celebrates After Completing Comeback
S ince 2005, 10 Valero Alamo Bowls have
not been decided until the fi nal minutes.
The 2017 Valero Alamo Bowl was no
different as No. 15 TCU held on in the fi nal minutes
to win 39-37 against No. 13 Stanford.
The Horned Frogs now hold the fi rst and second
largest comebacks in Valero Alamo Bowl history,
overcoming a 21-3 fi rst-half defi cit this year against
Stanford and a 31-point defi cit at halftime against
Oregon two years ago in a thrilling triple overtime win.
Stanford controlled the ball in the first half,
including a 15-yard run from running back and
Heisman fi nalist Bryce Love in the fi rst quarter and
two touchdown passes from quarterback KJ Costello
to wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside to take a 21-3
lead at the half.
TCU stormed back in the second half behind big
plays from quarterback Kenny Hill, who won Valero
Alamo Bowl offensive MVP honors, and a 76-yard punt
return from receiver Desmon White, which broke a
Valero Alamo Bowl record.
In the fourth consecutive Top-15 matchup in Valero
Alamo Bowl history, TCU receiver Jalen Reagor racked
up 169 receiving yards, third-best in Valero Alamo
Bowl history, and recorded another Valero Alamo Bowl
record 93-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter.
Stanford’s Bryce Love ran for 145 yards and
had a 69-yard touchdown run in the third quarter,
while Costello and Arcega-Whiteside connected for
a Valero Alamo Bowl record third touchdown pass in
the fourth quarter giving Stanford a 37-36 lead with
6:42 on the clock.
TCU’s Cole Bunce’s 33-yard fi eld goal with just over
three minutes left put the Horned Frogs up 39-37
and an interception by safety Innis Gaines with two
minutes left secured a TCU victory.
TCU linebacker Travin Howard earned Valero Alamo
Bowl defensive MVP honors for the second time in
the last three years after tallying four solo and six
assisted tackles on the night.