History

Late December means more than Christmas lights and jingle bells to San Antonio. Since the first game in 1993, the Valero Alamo Bowl has created excitement and pageantry in San Antonio that rings in the New Year with thrilling games in front of capacity crowds and record television ratings.

The Valero Alamo Bowl showcases two of the premier conferences in the country, the Big 12 and Pac-12. The Bowl has quickly become one of the most popular bowls, producing some of the most-watched bowl games in ESPN history while selling out six of the last eight years.

This year’s game will be played on January 2, 2015 and will feature #1 Pac-12 team against the #1 Big 12 team after the College Football Playoff selections.

The Valero Alamo Bowl has hosted 21 bowl games and three Big 12 Football Championship games at the Alamodome in San Antonio. These 24 games have attracted over 1.40 million spectators (over 50% are out-of-town visitors), generated a direct economic impact in excess of $415 million, contributed over $84 million to higher education, distributed over $1,230,000 in local scholarship funds.

Over 7.5 million viewers watched the 2013 game between #10 Oregon and Texas making it #11 on ESPN’s list of Top 20 Most-Watched Non-BCS Bowl Games of all-time. The Valero Alamo Bowl has produced seven of the Top 20 Most-Watched Non-BCS Bowl Games in ESPN history.
The Alamodome record sports crowd of 66,166 belongs to the 2007 Valero Alamo Bowl between Penn State and Texas A&M translated into a bowl record $42.6 million direct economic impact for San Antonio. The 2013 game was number two with 65,918 fans.

For information on past Alamo Bowls, please click the respective links below.

2013 Valero Alamo Bowl
Texas 7 vs. #10 Oregon 30
Ducks Spoil Coach Brown’s Farewell

2012 Valero Alamo Bowl
#13 Oregon State 27 vs. #23 Texas 31
Longhorns Rally to Knock off #13 Beavers

2011 Valero Alamo Bowl
Baylor 67 vs. Washington 56
Baylor and Washington smash record books in historic scoring spree

2010 Valero Alamo Bowl
Oklahoma State 36 vs. Arizona 10
Oklahoma State upends Arizona 36-10 in the first Pac-10 vs. Big 12 matchup in Valero Alamo Bowl history

2009 Valero Alamo Bowl
Texas Tech 41 vs. Michigan State 31
The 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl became the most watched bowl game in ESPN history as Texas Tech upended Michigan State 41-31.

2008 Valero Alamo Bowl
Missouri 30 vs. Northwestern 23
#23 Missouri tops #20 Northwestern in second overtime game in Valero Alamo Bowl history

2007 Valero Alamo Bowl
Penn State 24 vs. Texas A&M 17
Penn State proves too strong, surging past Texas A&M 24-17 in Coach Joe Paterno’s 500th game.

2006 Alamo Bowl
Texas 26 vs. Iowa 24
#18 Texas overcomes a 14-0 deficit to outlast Iowa 26-24 in front of record attendance and viewership

2005 MasterCard Alamo Bowl
Nebraska 32 vs. Michigan 28
Nebraska seals come-from-behind victory as #20 Michigan’s last play featuring eight laterals comes up short

2004 MasterCard Alamo Bowl
Ohio State 33 vs. Oklahoma State 7
#24 Ohio State defense shuts down Oklahoma State

2003 MasterCard Alamo Bowl
Nebraska 17 vs. Michigan State 3
#21 Nebraska’s Blackshirt defense stifles the Michigan State offense

2002 Alamo Bowl Presented by MasterCard
Wisconsin 31 vs. Colorado 28
Wisconsin wins in overtime over #14 Colorado

2001 Sylvania Alamo Bowl
Iowa 19 vs. Texas Tech 16
Iowa Outlasts Texas Tech 19-16

2000 Sylvania Alamo Bowl
Nebraska 66 vs. Northwestern 17
#8 Nebraska Overpowers #19 Northwestern

1999 Sylvania Alamo Bowl
Penn State 24 vs. Texas A&M 0
#13 Penn State’s All-American Defense Stifles #18 Texas A&M Attack

1998 Builders Square Alamo Bowl
Purdue 37 vs. Kansas State 34
#4 Kansas State and Purdue Trade Combacks in a True Thriller

1997 Builders Square Alamo Bowl
Purdue 33 vs. Oklahoma State 20
#16 Purdue Rides Big Third Quarter to Victory over #24 Oklahoma State

1996 Builders Square Alamo Bowl
Iowa 27 vs. Texas Tech 0
#21 Iowa Shutouts Texas Tech in Return To San Antonio

1995 Builders Square Alamo Bowl
Texas A&M 22 vs. Michigan 20
Bryant Kicks #19 Texas A&M Past #14 Michigan

1994 Builders Square Alamo Bowl
Washington State 10 vs. Baylor 3
#24 Washington State Makes It Two Straight for the Pac-10

1993 Builders Square Alamo Bowl
California 37 vs. Iowa 3
California Offense Overwhelms Iowa in Inaugural Game

Alumni

Theses game changers have contributed to the history of the Valero Alamo Bowl with both skills and passion for the game. The game has seen 473 alumni selected in the NFL draft with 66 of those athletes being selected in the first round.

Notable Valero Alamo Bowl Alums

breez

Drew Brees, Purdue

Drafted in 2001 by the San Diego Chargers.
Two-time AP Offensive Player of the Year and 2009 Super Bowl MVP.

maclin

Jeremy Maclin, Missouri

Drafted in 2009 by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Has caught 258 passes and 26 touchdowns in just four seasons in the NFL.

ginn

Ted Ginn Jr., Ohio State

Drafted in 2007 by the Miami Dolphins.
Ranks 10th in active players with six career kickoff and punt returns for touchdowns.

foles

Nick Foles, Arizona

Drafted in 2012 by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Led the NFL with a 119.2 QB rating, 3rd by in NFL history.

arrington

LaVar Arrington, Penn State

2001
Number two overall 2000 NFL Draft selection by Washington Redskins and three-time Pro Bowler.

charles

Jamaal Charles, Texas

Drafted in 2008 by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Three-time Pro Bowler averaging 5.6 yards per carry, highest in league history.

crouch

Eric Crouch, Nebraska

Drafted in 2002 by the St. Louis Rams.
2001 Heisman Trophy winner and Two-time Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year.

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Robert Griffin III, Baylor

Drafted in 2012 by the Washington Redskins.
2011 Heisman Trophy winner.

Records

Since 1993, some of the most exciting and accomplished college football programs have participated in matchups that have thrilled Valero Alamo Bowl crowds. From high-scoring team shootouts, to incredible individual accomplishments.

TEAM RECORDS

MOST POINTS – GAME
67, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11
66, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00
56, Washington (vs. Baylor) 12/29/11

MOST POINTS – HALF
43, Baylor (2nd half vs. Washington) 12/29/11
38, Nebraska (1st half vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00
35, Washington (1st half vs. Baylor) 12/29/11

MOST POINTS – QUARTER
31, Nebraska (2nd quarter vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00
29, Baylor (3rd quarter vs. Washington), 12/29/11
28, Washington (2nd quarter vs. Baylor), 12/29/11

MOST COMBINED POINTS – GAME
123, Baylor (67) vs. Washington (56), 12/29/11*
83, Nebraska (66) vs. Northwestern (17), 12/30/00

MOST COMBINED POINTS – HALF
64, Baylor vs. Washington (2nd half), 12/29/11
59, Baylor vs. Washington, (1st half), 12/29/11
55, Nebraska vs. Northwestern (1st half), 12/30/00

MOST COMBINED POINTS – QUARTER
45, Nebraska vs. Northwestern (2nd quarter), 12/30/00*
43, Baylor vs. Washington (3rd quarter), 12/29/11*


MOST POINTS BY A LOSING TEAM
56, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11
34, Kansas St. (vs. Purdue), 12/29/98

FEWEST POINTS
0, Texas A&M (vs. Penn State), 12/28/99
0, Texas Tech (vs. Iowa), 12/29/96

MOST TOUCHDOWNS
9, Baylor (vs. Washington) 12/29/11
9, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00
8, Washington (vs. Baylor) 12/29/11

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE
5, Texas A&M (vs. Michigan), 12/28/95*
4, Iowa (vs. Teas Tech), 12/29/01

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE – BOTH TEAMS
7, Iowa vs. Texas Tech, 12/29/01*
7, Texas A&M vs. Michigan, 12/28/95*

MOST YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE -TEAM
777, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11
636, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern),12/30/00
620, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11

MOST YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE – COMBINED
1,397, Baylor (777) vs. Washington (620), 12/29/11

MOST OFFENSIVE PLAYS
85, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11
85, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10
85, Michigan (vs. Nebraska), 12/28/05

HIGHEST AVERAGE PER PLAY
9.1, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11
8.4 Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11

MOST RUSHING ATTEMPTS
69, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00
55, California (vs. Iowa), 12/31/93

MOST YARDS RUSHING
482, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11
476, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00

HIGHEST AVG. PER RUSHING ATTEMPT
9.3, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11
6.9, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00

FEWEST YARDS RUSHING
5, Purdue (vs. Kansas St.), 12/29/98
18, Michigan State (vs. Nebraska), 12/29/03

MOST FIRST DOWNS BY PENALTY
5, Iowa (vs. Texas Tech) 12/29/96
4, Purdue (vs. Kansas St.) 12/29/98
4, Texas A&M (vs. Michigan) 12/28/95
4, Michigan (vs. Texas A&M) 12/28/95

MOST COMBINED FIRST DOWNS BY PENALTY
8, Texas A&M vs. Michigan, 12/28/95
7, Iowa vs. Texas Tech, 12/29/96

FEWEST PENALTIES
1, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11
1, Iowa (vs. Texas Tech) 12/29/96

MOST PASS ATTEMPTS
54, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10
53, Purdue (vs. Kansas St.), 12/29/98

MOST PASS COMPLETIONS
38, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10
32, Arizona (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/29/10

MOST YARDS PASSING
460, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10
438, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11

HIGHEST PASSING PERCENTAGE
77.1, Washington St. (27-of-35 vs. Baylor), 12/31/94
75.0, California (21-of-28 vs. Iowa), 12/31/93

MOST FIRST DOWNS – OVERALL
33, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11
31, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10

MOST FIRST DOWNS – RUSHING
24, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00
18, Baylor (vs. Washington) 12/29/11

MOST FIRST DOWNS – PASSING
20, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10
15, Washington (vs. Baylor) 12/29/11
14, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11

THIRD-DOWN EFFICIENCY
56.3 (9-of-16), Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11
55.0 (6-of-11), Purdue (vs. Oklahoma St.), 12/30/97

MOST FUMBLES
4, Michigan (vs. Nebraska), 12/28/05
4, Texas A&M (vs. Penn State), 12/29/07

MOST FUMBLES LOST
3, Kansas St. (vs. Purdue), 12/29/98
3, Wisconsin (vs. Colorado), 12/28/02

MOST QB SACKS
10, Texas (vs. Oregon State), 12/29/12
5, Michigan (vs. Nebraska), 12/28/05
5, Nebraska (vs. Michigan State), 12/29/03
5, Purdue (vs. Kansas St.), 12/29/98
5, Iowa (vs. California), 12/31/93

MOST PUNTS – GAME
10, Northwestern (vs. Nebraska), 12/30/00
8, Nebraska (vs. Michigan), 12/28/05
8, Iowa (vs. California), 12/31/93

MOST PUNTS – HALF
7, Northwestern (1st half vs. Nebraska), 12/30/00
5, Nebraska (2nd half vs. Michigan), 12/28/05
5, Washington St. (1st half vs. Baylor), 12/31/94

MOST PUNTS – QUARTER
5, Northwestern (2nd quarter vs. Nebraska), 12/30/00
3, Nebraska (4th quarter vs. Michigan), 12/28/05
3, Washington St. (1st quarter vs. Baylor), 12/31/94

HIGHEST PUNTING AVERAGE
52.0, Iowa (vs. Texas Tech) 12/29/96

MOST PUNTING YARDAGE
412, Nebraska (vs. Michigan), 12/28/05
357, Northwestern (vs. Nebraska), 12/30/00

FEWEST PUNTS
2, Baylor (vs. Washington) 12/29/11
2, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11
2, Purdue (vs. Oklahoma St.), 12/30/97
2, California (vs. Iowa), 12/31/93
2, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10
2, Arizona (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/29/10

MOST PENALTIES – GAME
15, Washington St. (vs. Baylor), 12/31/94
14, Kansas St. (vs. Purdue), 12/29/98

MOST PENALTIES – HALF
10, Washington St. (vs. Baylor), 12/31/94
8, Kansas St. (vs. Purdue), 12/29/98

MOST PENALTIES – QUARTER
6, Washington St. (vs. Baylor), 12/31/94
6, Texas A&M (vs. Michigan), 12/28/95

MOST PENALTY YARDS
125, Kansas St. (vs. Purdue), 12/29/98
110, Two teams

LONGEST TIME OF POSSESSION – GAME
43:14, California (vs. Iowa), 12/31/93
37:31, Arizona (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/29/10

LEAST TIME OF POSSESSION – GAME
16:46, Iowa (vs. California), 12/31/93

LEAST TIME OF POSSESSION – HALF
8:00, Iowa (vs. California), 12/31/93

LEAST TIME OF POSSESSION – QUARTER
2:19, Iowa (1st quarter vs. California), 12/31/93

* NCAA Bowl Record

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

MOST RUSHING ATTEMPTS
37, Cory Ross, Nebraska (vs. Michigan State), 12/29/03
30, Chris Polk, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11

MOST YARDS RUSHING
240, Dan Alexander, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00
200, Terrance Ganaway, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11

MOST YARDS PER CARRY
12.0, Dan Alexander, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00
9.5, Terrance Ganaway, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11

MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS
5, Terrance Ganaway, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11
3, Keith Price, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11

LONGEST RUN
89, (TD), Terrence Ganaway, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/10
78, Tevin Reese, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11
69, (TD), Damien Anderson, Northwestern (vs. Nebraska), 12/30/00

MOST TOUCHDOWNS (RUSHING & PASSING)
7, (4 passing, 3 rushing), Keith Price, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11*
5, (5 rushing), Terrance Ganaway, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11
4, (3 passing, 1 rushing), Chad Henne, Michigan (vs. Nebraska), 12/28/05
4, (2 passing, 2 rushing), Eric Crouch, Nebraska (vs. Michigan), 12/28/00

MOST PASS ATTEMPTS
53, Drew Brees, Purdue (vs. Kansas State), 12/29/98
50, Nick Foles, Arizona (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/29/10

MOST PASS COMPLETIONS
32, Nick Foles, Arizona (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/29/10
29, Taylor Potts, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10
29, Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech (vs. Iowa), 12/29/01

MOST YARDS PASSING
438, Keith Price, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11
372, Taylor Potts, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10

MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES
4, Keith Price, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11
3, C.J. Bacher, Northwestern (vs. Missouri), 12/29/08
3, Chad Henne, Michigan (vs. Nebraska), 12/28/05
3, Zac Taylor, Nebraska (vs. Michigan), 12/28/05
3, Michael Bishop, Kansas State (vs. Purdue), 12/29/98
3, Dave Barr, California (vs. Iowa), 12/31/93

HIGHEST COMPLETION PERCENTAGE
77.1 (27-35), Chad Davis, Wash. St. (vs. Baylor), 12/31/94
75.0 (21-28), Dave Barr, California (vs. Iowa), 12/31/93
72.7 (24-33), Robert Griffin III, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11

MOST PASSES INTERCEPTED
4, Randy McCown, Texas A&M (vs. Penn State), 12/28/99
4, Michael Bishop, Kansas State (vs. Purdue), 12/29/98

LONGEST PASS RECEPTION FOR A TOUCHDOWN
88, (TD), Darnell McDonald, Kansas State (vs. Purdue), 12/29/98
80, (TD), Jermaine Kearse, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11
71, (TD), Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State (vs. Arizona), 12/29/10

MOST RECEPTIONS
11, Isaac Jones, Purdue (vs. Kansas State), 12/29/98
10, Detron Lewis, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10
9, Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State (vs. Arizona), 12/29/10
9, Juron Criner, Arizona (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/29/10

MOST YARDS RECEIVING
198, Jermaine Kearse, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11
159, Andy Brodell, Iowa (vs. Texas), 12/30/06

MOST RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS
2, Andy Brodell, Iowa (vs. Texas), 12/30/06
2, Terrence Nunn, Nebraska (vs. Michigan), 12/28/05
2, D.J. Hackett, Colorado (vs. Wisconsin), 12/28/02
2, Matt Davison, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00
2, Isaac Jones, Purdue (vs. Kansas State), 12/29/98
2, Darnell McDonald, Kansas State (vs. Purdue), 12/29/98
2, Amani Toomer, Michigan (vs. Texas A&M), 12/28/95
2, Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State (vs. Arizona), 12/29/10
2, Devin Aguilar, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11

LONGEST FIELD GOAL
51, Josh Brown, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 21/30/00
50, Clinton Greathouse, Texas Tech (vs. Iowa), 12/29/01
50, Dan Bailey, Oklahoma State (vs. Arizona), 12/29/10

MOST FIELD GOALS
5, Kyle Bryant, Texas A&M (vs. Michigan), 12/28/95*
4, Nate Kaeding, Iowa (vs. Michigan), 12/29/01
4, Mike Nugent, Ohio State (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/29/04

MOST FIELD GOALS IN A HALF
3, Kyle Bryant, Texas A&M (vs. Michigan), 12/28/05
3, Nate Kaeding, Iowa (vs. Texas Tech), 12/29/01
3, Mike Nugent, Ohio State (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/29/04

MOST FIELD GOALS IN A QUARTER
2, Kyle Bryant, Texas A&M (vs. Michigan), 12/28/95
2, Nate Kaeding, Iowa (vs. Texas Tech), 12/29/01
2, Robert Treece, Texas Tech (vs. Iowa), 12/29/01
2, Mike Nugent, Ohio State (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/29/04
2, Matt Williams, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10

MOST PATs
9, Josh Brown, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00
8, Aaron Jones, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11
8, Erik Polk, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11

MOST KICKOFF RETURNS
6, Keshawn Martin, Michigan State (vs. Texas Tech), 1/2/10
6, Bishop Sankey, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11

MOST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS
179, Travis Cobb, Arizona (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/29/10
149, Keshawn Martin, Michigan State (vs. Texas Tech), 1/2/10

LONGEST KICKOFF RETURN
69, Steve Breaston, Michigan (vs. Nebraska), 12/28/05
64, Travis Cobb, Arizona (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/29/10
56, Anthony Bowma, Iowa (vs. Texas), 12/30/06

MOST PUNTS
10, J.J. Standring, Northwestern (vs. Nebraska), 12/30/00
8, Sam Koch, Nebraska (vs. Michigan), 12/28/05
8, Nick Gallery, Iowa (vs. California), 12/31/93

LONGEST PUNT RETURN
75, Jeremy Maclin, Missouri (vs. Northwestern), 12/29/08
46, Kasen Williams, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11

MOST CUMULATIVE PUNT RETURN YARDS
72, Steve Breaston, Michigan (vs. Nebraska), 12/28/05
67, David Allen, Kansas State (vs. Purdue), 12/29/98

MOST PUNT RETURNS
7, Steve Breaston, Michigan (vs. Nebraska), 12/28/05
5, Ben Bronson, Baylor (vs. Washington State), 12/31/94

LONGEST PUNT
67, Justin Brantly, Texas A&M (vs. Penn State), 12/29/07
62, Cole Farden, Oklahoma State (vs. Ohio State), 12/29/04

BEST PUNT AVERAGE
55.0, Justin Brantly, Texas A&M (vs. Penn State), 12/29/07
54.5, Kiel Rasp, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11

MOST ALL-PURPOSE YARDS
240, Dan Alexander, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00
224, Steve Breaston, Michigan (vs. Nebraska), 12/28/05
200, Terrance Ganaway, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11
198, Jermaine Kearse, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11

MOST INTERCEPTIONS
2, Leon Hall, Michigan (vs. Nebraska), 12/28/05
2, Derek Fox, Penn State (vs. Texas A&M), 12/28/99
2, Billy Gustin, Purdue (vs. Kansas State), 12/29/98
2, Adrian Beasley, Purdue (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/30/97

LONGEST INTERCEPTION RETURN
91 (TD), Don Strickland, Colorado (vs. Wisconsin), 12/28/02
62 (TD), Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State (vs. Arizona), 12/29/10

MOST TACKLES
17, Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri (vs. Northwestern), 12/29/08
15, Elliot Coffey, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11
15, Sean Parker, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11
15, Cort Dennison, Washington (vs. Baylor, 12/29/11

MOST SACKS
4.5, Alex Okafor, Texas (vs. Oregon State), 12/29/12
3.5, Chike Okeafor, Purdue (vs. Kansas State), 12/29/98

*NCAA Bowl Record

BOWL RECORDS

Big Ten: 8-6 (Iowa 2-2; Michigan 0-2; Michigan State 0-2; Northwestern 0-2; Ohio State 1-0; Penn State 2-0; Purdue 2-0 and Wisconsin 1-0)
Big 12: 9-8 (Baylor 1-0; Colorado 0-1; Kansas State 0-1; Missouri 1-0; Nebraska 3-0; Oklahoma State 1-2; Texas A&M 1-1, Texas 2-1 and Texas Tech 1-2)
Pac-10/12: 3-3 (Arizona 0-1, California 1-0, Oregon 1-0, Oregon State 0-1, Washington 0-1, and Washington State 1-0)
Southwest Conference: (Baylor 0-1)

In 1993 and 1994, the Alamo Bowl matched the Southwest Conference vs. the Pac-10. (Iowa was an at-large selection in 1993 as the SWC did not have a bowl eligible team). From 1995-2010, the Valero Alamo Bowl has matched the Big Ten vs. the Big 12. Starting in 2010 the Valero Alamo Bowl matched-up the Big 12 vs. the Pac-10 (now Pac-12). For the 2014-2019 Valero Alamo Bowls will match the #1 teams from the Big 12 and Pac-12 after the College Football Playoff.

ALL-TIME ALAMO BOWL ATTENDANCE
66,166 Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2007 (Penn State vs. Texas A&M)
65,918 Valero Alamo Bowl, December 30, 2013 (Oregon vs. Texas)
65,875 Alamo Bowl, December 30, 2006 (Texas vs. Iowa)
65,380 SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 1999 (Penn State vs. Texas A&M)
65,277 Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2012 (Texas vs. Oregon State)
65,265 MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2004 (Ohio State vs. Oklahoma State)
65,256 Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2011 (Washington vs. Baylor)
65,232 SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2001 (Texas Tech vs. Iowa)
64,757 Valero Alamo Bowl, Jan. 2, 2010 (Michigan State vs. Texas Tech)
64,597 Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 1995 (Michigan vs. Texas A&M)
62,016 MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 2005 (Michigan vs. Nebraska)
60,780 Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 1998 (Kansas State vs. Purdue)
60,028 SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 30, 2000 (Nebraska vs. Northwestern)
57,595 Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2010 (Arizona vs. Oklahoma State)
56,229 MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2003 (Nebraska vs. Michigan State)
55,986 Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2008 (Missouri vs. Northwestern)
55,677 Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 1996 (Texas Tech vs. Iowa)
55,552 Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 30, 1997 (Oklahoma State vs. Purdue)
50,690 Alamo Bowl presented by MasterCard, Dec. 28, 2002 (Wisc. vs. Colorado)
45,716 Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 31, 1993 (California vs. Iowa)
44,106 Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 31, 1994 (WashingtonState vs. Baylor)

TOP 15 ALL-TIME ALAMODOME CROWDS
73,086 George Strait, June 1, 2013 (full stadium concert)
66,835 South Texas Billy Graham Crusade, April 6, 1997 (free event)
66,166 Valero Alamo Bowl, December 26, 2007 (Penn State vs. Texas A&M)
65,918 Valero Alamo Bowl, December 30, 2013 (Oregon vs. Texas)
65,875 Alamo Bowl, December 30, 2006 (Texas vs. Iowa)
65,562 New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons, Oct. 16, 2005
65,380 SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 1999 (Penn State vs. Texas A&M)
65,280 South Texas Billy Graham Crusade, April 5, 1997 (free event)
65,277 Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2012 (Texas vs. Oregon State)
65,265 MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2004 (Ohio State vs. Oklahoma State)
65,256 Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2011 (Washington vs. Baylor)
65,232 SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2001 (Texas Tech vs. Iowa)
65,035 Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship, Dec. 4, 1999 (Nebraska vs. Texas)
64,824 Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship, Dec. 6, 1997 (Nebraska vs. Texas A&M)
64,757 Valero Alamo Bowl, Jan. 2, 2010 (Michigan State vs. Texas Tech)

ALL-TIME ALAMO BOWL TV RATINGS
6.3 – Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 1995 (Michigan vs. Texas A&M)
6.0 – Alamo Bowl, Dec. 30, 2006 (Texas vs. Iowa)
5.6 – Valero Alamo Bowl, Jan. 2, 2010 (Michigan State vs. Texas Tech)
5.4 – MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 2005 (Michigan vs. Nebraska)
5.2 – SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 1999 (Penn State vs. Texas A&M)
5.1 – Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2011 (Washington vs. Baylor)
4.9 – Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 1998 (Kansas State vs. Purdue)
4.8 – Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2012 (Texas vs. Oregon State)
4.6 – Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2008 (Missouri vs. Northwestern)
4.5 – Valero Alamo Bowl, December 30, 2013 (Oregon vs. Texas–1st year of US Rating)
4.4 – Alamo Bowl presented by MasterCard, Dec. 28, 2002 (Wisconsin vs. Colorado)
4.3 – MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2004 (Ohio State vs. Oklahoma State)
4.2 – MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2003 (Nebraska vs. Michigan State)
3.9 – Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 30, 1997 (Oklahoma State vs. Purdue)
3.8 – SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 30, 2000 (Nebraska vs. Northwestern)
3.8 – Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 1996 (Texas Tech vs. Iowa)
3.8 – Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 31, 1994 (Washington State vs. Baylor)
3.8 – SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2001 (Texas Tech vs. Iowa)
3.3 – Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2010 (Arizona vs. Oklahoma State)
2.7 – Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2007 (Texas A&M vs. Penn State)
2.4 – Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 31, 1993 (California vs. Iowa)

Notes: The low rating for 2007 is partly attributable to the game being opposite of an NFL triplecast of the Patriots-Giants game as New England was playing for a 16-0 season. ESPN’s increased distribution each year means the viewership per rating point also increases. In 2013 ESPN switched from coverage ratings to US ratings which would depress past ratings if adjusted accordingly. A more accurate way to make historical comparisons is via P2+ viewers.

VALERO ALAMO BOWL VIEWERSHIP IN ESPN’S TOP 20 NON-BCS GAMES
7,829,470 – Valero Alamo Bowl, Jan. 2, 2010 (Michigan State vs. Texas Tech)
7,791,097 – Alamo Bowl, December 30, 2006 (Texas vs. Iowa)
7,547,399 – Valero Alamo Bowl, December 30, 2013 (Oregon vs. Texas)
6,923,194 – Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2011 (Washington vs. Baylor)
6,884,950 – MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 2005 (Michigan vs. Nebraska)
6,756,916 – Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2012 (Texas vs. Oregon State)
6,170,190 – Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 1995 (Michigan vs. Texas A&M)

Through 2012, the Valero Alamo Bowl has the #1, #2, #6, #11 and and #14 most-watched non-BCS bowl games in ESPN history in terms of household impressions.

Pageantry

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The Valero Alamo Bowl halftime show brings together a cast of over 1,000 high school musicians, dancers and cheerleaders from across America courtesy of WorldStrides Heritage Performance programs. For more information on how to be involved in WorldStrides Heritage Performance programs and perform during halftime of the Valero Alamo Bowl visit www.worldstridesheritageperformance.org.

Game Day Transportation

A capacity crowd is expected for the Valero Alamo Bowl. Fans should plan their local transportation and downtown parking in advance.

The best options are one of the four convenient VIA Park & Ride options (highly recommended and only $2.50 each way) and Downtown Bus (the Downtown Shuttle and new PRIMO 100 routes both drop off under the Alamodome and only cost $1.20 each way).

Parking at the Alamodome is available by pre-purchased permit only. Those permits are fully committed meaning the Alamodome lots are at capacity. There will not be any onsite parking for sale on game day.

PARK & RIDE

Park & Ride is the best way to get to the game especially given the downtown construction projects currently underway and the capacity crowd expected. It’s available with free parking for VIA riders (must purchase VIA fare). Locations offer lighted and secured parking.

Bus service and token purchase from the Park & Ride locations to the Alamodome will start at 2 pm (3 hours and 45 minutes before kickoff). Fan Zone activities begin at noon at Sunset Station and the Alamodome’s North Plaza so arrive early.

Return service will be available every 30 minutes throughout the game and will run for an hour after the conclusion of the game. For more information visit viainfo.net.

Tokens will be sold at the Park & Ride locations or online at viaonlinestore.net

FULL FARE: $2.50 each way
HALF FARE: $1.25 each way

DOWNTOWN BUS

VIA has several routes carrying visitors and locals throughout the downtown area. PRIMO 100 (formerly the Yellow Route) or buses marked “Downtown Shuttle” go through the center of town and service the Alamodome. On game day, fans are dropped off at the North entrance of the Alamodome at the Thompson Center Transit Station.

PRIMO runs every 12-15 minutes. There is also a PRIMO line coming from the Medical Center so check VIA’s website on the best ways to get to the game from there.

The Downtown Shuttle runs every 10 minutes starting at 2:45 p.m. east on Market from Downtown UTSA and will run a full hour after the game.

PRIMO (Exact change is required)
FULL FARE: $1.20 each way
HALF FARE: $0.60 each way
ALL DAY FARE: $4

DOWNTOWN & DOME PARKING
Downtown San Antonio has a variety of Parking Garages and Surface Lots where fans can park and get to the game. Fans can park in a downtown lot and take a Downtown Shuttle or PRIMO 100 bus route for a $1.20 through downtown to the Alamodome. Lots range in price depending on location.

Click here for a list of downtown Parking Garage and Surface Lot parking options.

Alamodome

The Alamodome is located in downtown San Antonio and is walkable from world renowned attractions like the Alamo and the River Walk as well as over 10,500 hotel rooms. As a testament to downtown’s compact footprint, Oregon was the latest bowl participant to make the 8 minute walk from the team hotel to the game on their way to victory in the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl.

Built as an extension to the neighboring convention center, the Alamodome has more meeting space per square foot than any other football stadium in North America to provide versatility and flexibility. The facility has also made significant improvements the last three years including a new home team locker room, DAS/WiFi networks and a new AstroTurf playing surface.

In addition to hosting the Valero Alamo Bowl to 98% capacity the last 10 years, the 65,000 seat Alamodome is also home to the UTSA Roadrunners of Conference USA.

The Alamodome has been the site of the NCAA Men’s Final Four on three occasions (1998, 2004 and 2008) and the Women’s Final Four in 2002 and 2009. Three regular season (the New Orleans Saints relocated to San Antonio following Hurricane Katrina) and six NFL preseason games have taken place in the Alamodome.

The largest crowd in Alamodome history occurred on June 1, 2013 when 73,086 attended a George Strait concert.