Every college football season, the Valero AlamoBowl is always seen as a highlight and thrilling game. Most notably the game back in 2016 between then ranked #11 TCU defeated then ranked #15 Oregon in 3OT with a final score of 47-41. TCU were last year’s bowl winners defeating Stanford in a close game 39-37. This year, the #24 Iowa State Cyclones will face off against the #13 Washington State Cougars.
The Alamo Bowl game has been played in San Antonio since 1993. Since 2010, the second choice teams from the Big 12 Conference and the PAC-12 Conference face off against each other in this Bowl game.
Since Texas was second best to Oklahoma, neither team would be a pick leaving West Virginia to be technically the first team in the Big 12 and then leaving (8-4) Iowa State to represent the Big 12. Washington and Utah were top dogs in the PAC-12 leaving a clear cut pick for (10-2) Washington State.
This will be Iowa State’s first appearance in the Alamo Bowl. As for Washington State, their last appearance in the Alamo Bowl was in 1994 against the Baylor Bears having defeated the Bears in a low scoring game of 10-3.
The Cyclones and Cougars will face of in the 26th Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome on December 28th at 8pm CT and will be broadcasted on ESPN.