Over the past 26 years, the Valero Alamo Bowl has created everlasting for college
football fans everywhere. The Bowl’s history is abundant with showstopping
finishes, as 11 games since 2005 have been decided in the final minutes. Don’t
miss a minute of the 2019 Valero Alamo Bowl, because this is where amazing happens
in the blink of an eye.
#13 Washington State held off #24 Iowa State’s furious comeback in their first
ever Valero Alamo Bowl appearance. Washington State took command of the first half
outscoring Iowa State 21-10. The Cyclones returned for the third quarter with a 10-point
offensive run holding the Cougars to a scoreless third quarter. A touchdown after a
forced Iowa State fumble gave Washington State an 8-point lead, and the eventual
winning touchdown after a failed two-point conversion attempt from Iowa State in the
#15 TCU cemented themselves as the Comeback Kings of the Alamo City when the
Horned Frogs rallied from a 21-3 first half deficit to defeat #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 4th quarter. But the Horned Frogs answered with a
54-yard drive led by Kenny Hill that culminated in a game-winning field goal with just
minutes left in the game.
In one of the most memorable bowl finishes of all-time, the Valero Alamo Bowl saw an
incredible second half comeback as #11 TCU scored 31 consecutive points in the second
half after a first half in which the Horned Frogs were the victim of a 31-0 onslaught at
the hands of #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.
#14 UCLA withstood a furious second-half comeback from #11 Kansas State as the
Mason Rudolph, QB,
Oklahoma St., 2016
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 6. 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 Longhorn victory.
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 five touchdown runs in the final 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 4th quarter to knock off Michigan St., 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 A&M 24-17.
Texas overcame a 14-0 deficit 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.
Gardner Minshew, QB,
Washington St., 2018
Bram Kohlhausen, QB,
TCU, Jan. 2016
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