It may not be the bowl matchup that Oregon fans wanted, but it is a solid bowl opponent none the less in Texas. The Longhorns are coming off of a loss against Baylor in the Big 12 Championship game and enter the game playing in the 2nd most bowl games in history. The Alamo Bowl makes 52 bowl games for Texas. The game marks the sixth consecutive bowl appearance for Oregon and just the sixth matchup with the Longhorns, the first since 2000.
The Ducks are the third highest ranked team to play in San Antonio in the Valero Alamo Bowl. Oregon comes in on it’s 6th 10 win season in a row and is the only program to finish the season ranked in the Top 10 for the past five seasons.
Oregon finished the season 10-2 with a dramatic victory over in state rival Oregon State in the Civil War. Texas (8-4)wrapped up the regular season with a win vs Texas Tech and a loss to Baylor in the Big 12 Championship game on Saturday.
Competing against an iconic Texas football program will present a tremendous challenge that will spur our preparation.
Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich on facing Texas in the Alamo Bowl
The game will kickoff on a Monday night, December 30th at 3:45 PT and be aired on ESPN.