History

The holidays mean 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. 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 9 neutral site games at the Alamodome in San Antonio. These 30games have attracted over 1.69 million spectators (over 50% are out-of-town visitors), generated a direct economic impact in excess of $509 million and contributed over $85 million to higher education through team payouts and local scholarships.

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.

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

  • 2013

    #10 Ducks and Mariota Spoil Farewell for Brown and Texas

    Oregon 30 vs. Texas 7
    Attendance: 65,918
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 2012

    #23 Texas Rallies to Knock Off #13 Oregon State

    Texas 31 vs. Oregon State 27
    Attendance: 65,277
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 2011

    Baylor, Washington Smash Record Books in Historic Scoring Spree

    Baylor 67 vs. Washington 56
    Attendance: 65,256
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 2010

    #14 Oklahoma State Too Much For Arizona

    Oklahoma State 36 vs. Arizona 10
    Attendance: 57,595
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 2009

    Texas Tech Roars Back To Overtake Michigan State

    Texas Tech 41 vs. Mich State 31
    Attendance: 64,757
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 2008

    #23 Missouri Beats #20 Northwestern on Maclin's OT Catch

    Missouri 30 vs. Northwestern 23
    Attendance: 55,986
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 2007

    All-Time Bowd Crowd Watches Penn State Outlast Texas A&M 24-17

    Penn State 24 vs. Texas A&M 17
    Attendance: 66,166
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 2006

    #18 Texas Comes Back From 14-0 Deficit to Beat Iowa

    Texas 26 vs. Iowa 24
    Attendance: 65,875
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 2005

    #20 Michigan’s Eight Lateral Play Comes Up Short as Nebraska Prevails

    Nebraska 32 vs. Michigan 28
    Attendance: 62,016
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 2004

    Ginn, Ohio State Defense Too Much For Oklahoma State

    #22 Ohio State 33 vs. Ok State 7
    Attendance: 65,265
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 2003

    #21 Nebraska’s Blackshirt Defense Stifles Michigan State

    Nebraska 17 vs. Michigan State 3
    Attendance: 56,229
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 2002

    Wisconsin Forces Overtime and Upsets #14 Colorado

    Wisconsin 31 vs. Colorado 28
    Attendance: 50,690
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 2001

    Iowa Foils Hail Mary To Preserve Win Over Texas Tech

    Iowa 19 vs. Texas Tech 16
    Attendance: 65,232
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 2000

    #8 Nebraska Overpowers #19 Northwestern

    Nebraska 66 vs. Northwestern 17
    Attendance: 60,028
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 1999

    #13 Penn State’s All-American Defense Stifles #18 Texas A&M

    Penn State 24 vs. Texas A&M 0
    Attendance: 65,380
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 1998

    Brees, Purdue Beat #4 Kansas State With Last Minute Scoring Drive

    Purdue 37 vs. Kansas State 34
    Attendance: 60,780
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 1997

    #16 Purdue Rides Big Third Quarter to Victory over #24 Oklahoma State

    Purdue 33 vs. Oklahoma State 20
    Attendance: 55,552
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 1996

    #21 Iowa Blanks Texas Tech in First Alamo Bowl Shutout

    Iowa 27 vs. Texas Tech 0
    Attendance: 55,677
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 1995

    Bryant Kicks #19 Texas A&M Past #14 Michigan

    Texas A&M 22 vs. Michigan 20
    Attendance: 64,597
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 1994

    #24 Washington State Makes It Two Straight for the Pac-10

    Washington State 10 vs. Baylor 3
    Attendance: 44,106
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 1993

    California Offense Overwhelms Iowa in Inaugural Game

    California 37 vs. Iowa 3
    Attendance: 45,716
    [ Game Summary ]

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.

rgiii

Robert Griffin III, Baylor

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

Transportation

Since the Valero Alamo Bowl averages 98% capacity and onsite parking at the Alamodome is fully committed prior to game day, fans should plan their local transportation and downtown parking in advance. The best options are VIA Park & Ride and Downtown Shuttle routes that drop off under the Alamodome.

ALAMODOME PARKING

All Alamodome parking must be purchased in advance. No passes will be sold ion game day. If you have already purchased a parking pass, click here to view arrival and departure maps.

VIA PARK & RIDE

Bus service and token purchase from the AT&T Center (One AT&T Center, 78219 via Lot F), Crossroads (151 Crossroad Blvd) and Madla Transit (1584 Cantrell) Park & Ride locations to the Alamodome will start at 2:45 pm (3 hours before kickoff).

Fan Zone activities begin at noon at Sunset Station and at 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 are $2.50 each way and will be sold at the Park & Ride locations or online at viaonlinestore.net

VIA BUS ROUTES/DOWNTOWN SHUTTLE

VIA has several routes carrying visitors and locals throughout the downtown area. The most direct game buses and stops are the ones marked “Downtown Shuttle.” This $1.20 service to the Alamodome drops fans off at the North entrance of the Alamodome at the Thompson Center Transit Station.

The Downtown Shuttle runs every 10 minutes starting at 2:45 p.m. and stops along Dolorosa (at Pecos-La Trinidad, Santa Rosa and Main) and Market streets (at St. Mary’s and Alamo) before pulling into the Alamodome. The shuttle runs for an hour after the game with the first post-game drop-offs occurring on Commerce (at Navarro, Soledad, Flores, Santa Rosa and San Saba) before swinging back along Dolorosa and Market. For the easiest ingress and egress, park on the west side of downtown and take an easy shuttle to the steps of the Alamodome.

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

DOWNTOWN PARKING

Downtown San Antonio has 28,000 parking spaces at a variety of parking garages and surface lots where fans can park and get to the game. In general, Interstate 281/37 will be congested several hours prior to kick off so if you don’t have an Alamodome parking pass do not exit near the facility. Instead, seek out walkable lots and drive directly to them.

The easiest access to downtown will be from the west off Interstate 10/35. Please click here to view downtown parking options or download the Pango app for a map of city controlled downtown lots. To stay out of traffic, many fans park in one of the many surface lots west of downtown and then take the Downtown Shuttle to the game.

TAXI SERVICE

Taxis drop-off and pick-up in Lot A on the south side of the Alamodome. Because drop-offs are spread out over several hours, access to taxis and entrance to Lot A is generally good. However, the line waiting for taxis post-game can be long. Fans going downtown are encouraged to take the 10 minute walk or use the Downtown Shuttle that pick-ups at the north entrance. Those needing to go outside of downtown should consider pick-up locations at downtown hotels and spots a couple blocks north of the Alamodome.

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

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.

Transportation

Since the Valero Alamo Bowl averages 98% capacity and onsite parking at the Alamodome is fully committed prior to game day, fans should plan their local transportation and downtown parking in advance. The best options are VIA Park & Ride and Downtown Shuttle routes that drop off under the Alamodome.

ALAMODOME PARKING

All Alamodome parking must be purchased in advance. No passes will be sold ion game day. If you have already purchased a parking pass, click here to view arrival and departure maps.

VIA PARK & RIDE

Bus service and token purchase from the AT&T Center (One AT&T Center, 78219 via Lot F), Crossroads (151 Crossroad Blvd) and Madla Transit (1584 Cantrell) Park & Ride locations to the Alamodome will start at 2:45 pm (3 hours before kickoff).

Fan Zone activities begin at noon at Sunset Station and at 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 are $2.50 each way and will be sold at the Park & Ride locations or online at viaonlinestore.net

VIA BUS ROUTES/DOWNTOWN SHUTTLE

VIA has several routes carrying visitors and locals throughout the downtown area. The most direct game buses and stops are the ones marked “Downtown Shuttle.” This $1.20 service to the Alamodome drops fans off at the North entrance of the Alamodome at the Thompson Center Transit Station.

The Downtown Shuttle runs every 10 minutes starting at 2:45 p.m. and stops along Dolorosa (at Pecos-La Trinidad, Santa Rosa and Main) and Market streets (at St. Mary’s and Alamo) before pulling into the Alamodome. The shuttle runs for an hour after the game with the first post-game drop-offs occurring on Commerce (at Navarro, Soledad, Flores, Santa Rosa and San Saba) before swinging back along Dolorosa and Market. For the easiest ingress and egress, park on the west side of downtown and take an easy shuttle to the steps of the Alamodome.

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

DOWNTOWN PARKING

Downtown San Antonio has 28,000 parking spaces at a variety of parking garages and surface lots where fans can park and get to the game. In general, Interstate 281/37 will be congested several hours prior to kick off so if you don’t have an Alamodome parking pass do not exit near the facility. Instead, seek out walkable lots and drive directly to them.

The easiest access to downtown will be from the west off Interstate 10/35. Please click here to view downtown parking options or download the Pango app for a map of city controlled downtown lots. To stay out of traffic, many fans park in one of the many surface lots west of downtown and then take the Downtown Shuttle to the game.

TAXI SERVICE

Taxis drop-off and pick-up in Lot A on the south side of the Alamodome. Because drop-offs are spread out over several hours, access to taxis and entrance to Lot A is generally good. However, the line waiting for taxis post-game can be long. Fans going downtown are encouraged to take the 10 minute walk or use the Downtown Shuttle that pick-ups at the north entrance. Those needing to go outside of downtown should consider pick-up locations at downtown hotels and spots a couple blocks north of the Alamodome.

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Lot A Arrival

Driving Directions

IH37 From NB IH37

  • Exit Cesar Chavez. Stay on NB frontage and proceed straight to Lot A on right.

IH37 From SB IH37

  • Exit SB Tower of America’s to Cesar Chavez (DO NOT TAKE THE TURNAROUND).
  • Turn left on Cesar Chavez . Take a left Cesar Chavez under IH 37 overpass to NB frontage road and proceed to Lot A on right.

Lot A Departure

Lot A will exit on the NB Frontage rd. to Montana.  Vehicles will turn left on Montana to Tower of America’s.  Vehicles will turn left on Tower of America’s to access IH 37 SB or continue to Cesar Chavez to access Downtown or IH 35 NB or SB.

Lot B Arrival

Driving Directions

IH37 From NB IH 37

  • Exit Cesar Chavez.
  • Turn right on Cesar Chavez  and proceed over the bridge to Cherry St.
  • Take a left on Cherry St. to Lot B on left.

IH37 From SB IH 37

  • Exit SB Tower of America’s to Cesar Chavez (DO NOT TAKE THE TURNAROUND)
  • Take a left on Cesar Chavez under overpass and proceed over the bridge to Cherry St.
  • Take a left on Cherry St. to Lot B on left.

Lot B Departure

Lot B will exit on Cherry and proceed SB on Cherry to Cesar Chavez.  Vehicles will either proceed to Florida to access IH 37 NB or SB or proceed to Hackberry turning either NB or SB to access IH 10 EB / WB or IH 35 NB /SB.

Lot C Arrival

Driving Directions

IH37 From NB IH 37

  • Exit Commerce St.
  • Turn right on Commerce St. to Cherry St.
  • Turn right on Cherry St. to Lot C on right.

IH37 From SB IH 37

  • Exit Commerce St.
  • Turn left on Commerce St. to Cherry St.
  • Turn right on Cherry St. to Lot C on right.

Lot C Departure

Lot C will exit Cherry  and proceed NB on Cherry to Montana.  Vehicles will either proceed NB on Cherry to Nolan (Left on Nolan) to IH 37 NB or Downtown or right on Montana to Hackerry using Hackberry NB or SB to access IH 10 EB / WB or IH 35 NB / SB.

1231 E Commerce Arrival

Driving Directions

IH37 From NB IH 37 & SB IH 37

  • Exit E. Houston Street.
  • Proceed east bound to Cherry St.
  • Turn right onto Cherry St. and proceed to E. Commerce.
  • Turn right onto E. Commerce and turn into the lot approximately 100 ft. on your right.

1231 E Commerce Departure

Exit right out of Lot onto E. Commerce and head WB to the service road/on ramp of IH 37.  Follow police directions for entrance onto IH 37.

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 and 25,000 parking spots.

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 which provides 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 twice (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 Valero Alamo Bowl has also served as the local host for 10 neutral site college football games in the Alamodome including three Big 12 Footballs Championship (1997, 1999 and 2007) as well as the soldout Texas A&M vs. Army game in 2006 and Notre Dame’s first Shamrock Series game in 2009 vs. Washington State. The Fighting Irish will return to the Alamodome on November 12, 2016 when they play Army during Veteran’s Day Weekend.

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