OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM
DECEMBER 28, 2018
Over the past 25 years, the Valero Alamo Bowl has created
everlasting memories in the city of San Antonio for
college football fans everywhere. The bowl’s history
is abundant with showstopping fi nishes, as 10 games since 2005
have been decided in the fi nal minutes. Don’t miss a minute of the
2018 Valero Alamo Bowl, because this is where amazing happens
in the blink of an eye.
No. 15 TCU cemented themselves as the Comeback Kings of the Alamo City when the Horned
Frogs rallied from a 21-3 fi rst half defi cit to defeat No. 13 Stanford, 39-37. Cardinal wide receiver
JJ Arcega-Whiteside hauled in his Valero Alamo Bowl-record third touchdown to take the lead
late in the fourth quarter. But the Horned Frogs answered with a 54-yard drive led by Kenny
Hill that culminated in a game-winning fi eld goal with just minutes left in the game.
In one of the most memorable bowl fi nishes of all-time, the Valero Alamo Bowl saw an
incredible second half comeback as No. 11 TCU scored 31 consecutive points in the second half
after a fi rst half in which the Horned Frogs were the victim of a 31-0 onslaught at the hands of
No. 15 Oregon. The two teams traded scores in two overtime periods before TCU quarterback
Bram Kohlhausen and the Horned Frog defense secured a win in the third overtime period to
complete the largest comeback in bowl history.
No. 14 UCLA withstood a furious second-half comeback from No.
11 Kansas State as the Bruins held on to win the 2015 Valero Alamo
Bowl 40-35. The Wildcats trailed 31-6 at halftime, but two touchdowns
from Wildcat quarterback Jake Waters cut the UCLA lead to just six.
The teams traded scores late in the 4th quarter and then a failed
onside kick sealed the deal as the Bruins took home the trophy
after a 40-35 win.
Texas trailed Oregon State 27-17 before rallying back to win
the game 31-27. Texas quarterback David Ash threw touchdown
passes to Johnathan Gray and Marquise Goodwin to secure the
Baylor outlasted Washington 67-56 in the highest scoring
regulation bowl game in college football history. The two
teams combined to set 21 Valero Alamo Bowl records.
Baylor trailed Washington 56-53 with 9:40 to go, but
Terance Ganaway scored two of his fi ve touchdown runs
in the fi nal six minutes to help Baylor secure the win.
A non-BCS game ESPN record 8.9 million viewers and a
sellout crowd tuned in to watch Texas Tech score 14 points
in the fourth quarter to knock off Michigan State, 41-31.
Missouri and Northwestern needed overtime to decide
a winner. A short pass from Missouri quarterback Chase
Daniel to wide receiver Jeremy Maclin proved to be the
difference in the Tigers’ 30-23 win.
Penn State used a late goal-line stand to complete
a two-touchdown comeback and knock off Texas
Texas overcame a 14-0 defi cit and held Iowa scoreless
on its last two drives, including one as time expired,
to defeat the Hawkeyes 26-24. Longhorn freshman
quarterback Colt McCoy took Offensive MVP honors after
throwing for 308 yards and two touchdowns.
Where Amazing Can
Happen in the
Blink of an Eye
Colt McCoy, QB,
Texas Longhorn, 2006
Bram Kohlhausen, QB,
TCU, Jan. 2016
UCLA, Jan. 2015