2016 Alamo Bowl (December)

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2016 Valero Alamo Bowl
1234 Total
Oklahoma State 314147 38
Colorado 0008 8
Date December 29, 2016
Season 2016
Stadium Alamodome
Location San Antonio, Texas
Favorite Colorado by 3[1]
Referee Jeff Heaser (ACC)
Attendance 59,815 [2]
Payout US$3,825,000[3]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers TV: Adam Amin, Mack Brown, Molly McGrath
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
Alamo Bowl
 < 2016 (Jan) 2017

The 2016 Alamo Bowl was a postseason college football bowl game, played on December 29, 2016 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.[4] The game featured the Oklahoma State Cowboys, of the Big 12 Conference, and the Colorado Buffaloes, of the Pac-12 Conference.[5] It was the two teams' first meeting since 2009 and the first since Colorado's departure from the Big 12 Conference in 2011. The game was the 24th edition of the Alamo Bowl and was sponsored by the San Antonio-based company, Valero Energy.[6]

Team selection[edit]

The Big 12 and Pac-12 has contractual tie-ins with the Alamo Bowl that afforded the bowl organizing committee the second pick of the conferences' bowl-eligible teams.[7] A Big 12 team has participated in the game every year since the conference's founding in 1996. Previously, Oklahoma State played in the 1997, 2004, and December 2010 editions, and finished with a 1–2 record. Colorado participated in the 2002 edition as a representative as the Big 12, losing to the 2002 Wisconsin Badgers football team.[8]

The Pac 12 and the Alamo Bowl began their partnership in 2010. The Pac 12 has since provided their second pick to the game.[9]

Oklahoma State[edit]

Colorado[edit]

Series history[edit]

The Buffaloes and Cowboys first played each other in 1920, a 40–7 Colorado victory. The teams played each other annually from 1960–97, as members of the Big Eight Conference, and twice every four years in Big 12 competition. The Buffaloes heading into this contest held a 26–19–1 record over Oklahoma State. However, the Cowboys won the two previous matchups including a 31–28 victory over the Buffaloes in 2009.[10][11][12][13]

Game summary[edit]

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP OKST COLO
1 10:17 10 64 4:43 OKST 28-yard field goal by Ben Grogan 3 0
2 11:15 7 64 2:36 OKST Chris Carson 10-yard touchdown run, Ben Grogan kick good 10 0
2 7:00 7 66 2:17 OKST James Washington 5-yard touchdown reception from Mason Rudolph, Ben Grogan kick good 17 0
3 5:42 12 71 4:29 OKST Blake Jarwin 6-yard touchdown reception from Mason Rudolph, Ben Grogan kick good 24 0
3 0:05 5 48 2:03 OKST Jhajuan Seales 23-yard touchdown reception from Mason Rudolph, Ben Grogan kick good 31 0
4 5:28 9 77 2:38 COLO Sefo Liufau 6-yard touchdown run, 2-point pass (Liufau–Lindsay) good 31 8
4 3:44 3 41 1:44 OKST Justice Hill 37-yard touchdown run, Ben Grogan kick good 38 8
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 38 8

Source:[14]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics OKST COLO
First Downs 24 18
Plays-yards 74-527 67-318
Third down efficiency 7-14 6-16
Rushes-yards 41-189 29-62
Passing yards 338 256
Passing, Comp-Att-Int 23-33-0 22-38-1
Time of Possession 32:24 27:36
Team Category Player Statistics
OKST Passing Mason Rudolph 22/32, 314 yds, 3 TD
Rushing Justice Hill 19 car, 100 yds, 1 TD
Receiving James Washington 9 rec, 171 yds, 1 TD
COLO Passing Sefo Liufau 18/29, 195 yds
Rushing Philli Lindsay 14 car, 63 yds
Receiving Philli Lindsay 6 rec, 103 yds

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