SELECTION SUNDAY IS upon us but as far as clarity goes, that will have to wait a few more hours. It…
It's official: BEAVS TO ALAMO BOWL vs. TEXAS
It will be Oregon State's first bowl trip to San Antonio and the third ever matchup between the two teams (1980, 1987.) Oregon State has lost both previous meetings.
Texas (8-4) is ranked No. 23 in the BCS. They are No. 25 in the USA Today Coaches poll, unranked in the AP and No. 20 in the Harris poll.
The Longhorns were at one time ranked as high as No. 10 in the Coaches' poll this season before suffering their first loss to then No. 8 West Virginia. Texas has one win over a ranked opponent this year, at then No. 18 Texas Tech. They lost to then No. 13 Oklahoma and this past Saturday to No. 6 Kansas State. Notable Texas wins this season include Oklahoma State and Baylor.
Texas replaced QB David Ash with Case McCoy late in the season. McCoy has twice replaced Ash in games and got the start against K-State. Ash was listed as questionable for the Kansas State game due to a rib injury but media reports prior to the game indicated the change was more due to a coach's decision than anything else. In its past 24 games, Texas has changed starters six times.
The Alamo Bowl's tie-in with the Pac-12 came following the 2010 season (then the Pac-10.) Prior to the '10 season, the second pick from the Pac-12 was previously made by the Holiday Bowl.
The Longhorns appeared headed to the Cotton Bowl but when NIU jumped into the BCS top 16, they received an automatic BCS bowl bid, bumping Oklahoma out of the mix as a BCS at-large team and putting the Sooners into the Cotton Bowl.
BeaverFootball.com Recommended Stories
OSU vs. Stanford: Beav WRs young, ranks thin
WHEN OREGON STATE plays Stanford on Saturday, two of the three starting receivers are expected to be different than the group that began the season.Read More
Beavs: RT Andrews out 2-4, Stanton to start
WITH GAVIN ANDREWS out 2-4 weeks with a hairline fracture of his ankle, converted tight end Dustin Stanton will run with the 1's this week in practice in advance of making his first career start at…Read More
OSU Notebook: Beavs banged up
IT’S OPTIMAL TO be heading into a physical, smash-mouth game to be as close to full health as possible. Oregon State will go into Stanford (Saturday, 12:30 p.m.) far, far away from that.Read More
Dr. Roto Video: Week 8 Strategy
Should you keep Fred Jackson or cut him? Should you cut Zac Stacy or trade him? Each team requires its own strategy based on different circumstances and Dr. Roto does his best to clarify your…Read More
Who's Hot? Week 8: Trevone, Pitt D, Kirby
The stud teams, players, coaches and trends from Week 8Read More