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, featuring the #1 Pac-12 team against the #1 Big 12 team after the College Football Playoff selections.

The Valero Alamo Bowl has hosted 23 bowl games and 9 neutral site games at the Alamodome in San Antonio. These 32 games have attracted over 2.35 million spectators (over 50% are out-of-town visitors),generated a direct economic impact in excess of $560 million and contributed over $98 million to higher education through team payouts and local scholarships.

Over 7.4 million viewers watched the 2016 game between #11 TCU and #15 Oregon.

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

  • 2016

    #11 TCU's Record Comeback Shocks #15 Oregon in 3/OT

    #11 TCU 47 vs. #15 Oregon 41
    Attendance: 64,569
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 2015

    #14 UCLA’s huge first half enough to hold off #11 Kansas State

    #14 UCLA 40 vs. #11 Kansas State 35
    Attendance: 60,517
    [ Game Summary ]
  • 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

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DeForest Buckner, Oregon

2016
Pac-12 Defensive Player and two-time Alamo Bowl alum. Drafted #7 overall in 2016 NFL Draft.

Eric Kendricks

Eric Kendricks, UCLA

Drafted in Round 2 to the Minnesota Vikings in 2015.
2014 Butkus Award Winner and Valero Alamo Bowl Defensive MVP

Marcus Mariota

Marcus Mariota, Oregon

Drafted Number 2 overall in 2015 to the Tennessee Titans.
2014 Heisman Trophy Winner.

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Nick Foles, Arizona

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

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Robert Griffin III, Baylor

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

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Jeremy Maclin, Missouri

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

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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.

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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.

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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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Drew Brees, Purdue

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

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, featuring the #1 Pac-12 team against the #1 Big 12 team after the College Football Playoff selections.

The Valero Alamo Bowl has hosted 23 bowl games and 9 neutral site games at the Alamodome in San Antonio. These 32 games have attracted over 2.35 million spectators (over 50% are out-of-town visitors),generated a direct economic impact in excess of $560 million and contributed over $98 million to higher education through team payouts and local scholarships.

Over 7.4 million viewers watched the 2016 game between #11 TCU and #15 Oregon.

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

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
41, Oregon (vs. TCU), 1/02/16
35, Kansas State (vs. UCLA), 01/02/15

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
4, TCU (vs. Oregon), 01/02/16

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
94, TCU (vs. Oregon), 01/02/16
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
8.5, UCLA (vs. Kansas State), 01/02/15
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
33, Kansas State (vs. UCLA), 01/02/15
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
17, Kansas State (vs. UCLA), 01/02/15
15, Washington (vs. Baylor) 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
5, TCU (1st half vs. Oregon), 01/02/16

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, UCLA (vs. Kansas State), 01/02/15
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
128, UCLA (vs. Kansas State), 01/02/15
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
8:04, Oregon (2nd half vs. TCU), 01/02/16

LEAST TIME OF POSSESSION – QUARTER
2:19, Iowa (1st quarter vs. California), 12/31/93
2:23, Oregon (3rd quarter vs. TCU), 01/02/16

* 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
194, Paul Perkins, UCLA (vs. Kansas State), 01/02/15

MOST YARDS PER CARRY
12.0, Dan Alexander, Nebraska (vs. Northwestern), 12/30/00
9.7, Paul Perkins, UCLA (vs. Kansas State), 01/02/15
9.5, Terrance Ganaway, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11

MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS
5, Terrance Ganaway, Baylor (vs. Washington), 12/29/11
3, Royce Freeman, Oregon (vs. TCU), 01/02/16
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, (2 passing, 2 rushing), Bram Kohlhausen, TCU (vs. Oregon), 01/02/16
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
48, Jake Waters, Kansas State (vs. UCLA), 01/02/15

MOST PASS COMPLETIONS
32, Nick Foles, Arizona (vs. Oklahoma State), 12/29/10
31, Jake Waters, Kansas State (vs. UCLA), 01/02/15
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
13, Tyler Lockett, Kansas State (vs. UCLA), 01/02/15
11, Isaac Jones, Purdue (vs. Kansas State), 12/29/98
10, Curry Sexton, Kansas State (vs. UCLA), 01/02/15
10, Detron Lewis, Texas Tech (vs. Michigan State), 1/2/10

MOST YARDS RECEIVING
198, Jermaine Kearse, Washington (vs. Baylor), 12/29/11
164, Tyler Lockett, Kansas State (vs. UCLA), 01/02/15
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
2, Tyler Lockett, Kansas State (vs. UCLA),

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, Jaden Oberkrom, TCU (vs. Oregon), 01/02/16
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
4, Jaden Oberkrom, TCU (vs. Oregon), 01/02/16
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, Jaden Oberkrom, TCU (vs. Oregon),01/02/16
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
249, Tyler Lockett, Kansas State (vs. UCLA), 01/02/15
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

ALL-TIME ALAMO BOWL CONFERENCE 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/Southwest Conference: 11-10 (Baylor 1-1; Colorado 0-1; Kansas State 0-2; Missouri 1-0; Nebraska 3-0; Oklahoma State 1-2; TCU 1-0; Texas A&M 1-1, Texas 2-1 and Texas Tech 1-2)
Pac-10/12: 4-4 (Arizona 0-1, California 1-0, Oregon 1-1, Oregon State 0-1, UCLA 1-0, Washington 0-1 and Washington State 1-0)

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 could not provide 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 paired the Big 12 vs. the Pac-10 (now Pac-12). For the 2014-2019 college football seasons, the Valero Alamo Bowl matches up the #1 teams from the Big 12 and Pac-12 conferences 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, December 28, 1999 (Penn State vs. Texas A&M)
65,277 Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2012 (Texas vs. Oregon State)
65,265 MasterCard Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2004 (Ohio State vs. Oklahoma State)
65,256 Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2011 (Washington vs. Baylor)
65,232 SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2001 (Texas Tech vs. Iowa)
64,757 Valero Alamo Bowl, January 2, 2010 (Michigan State vs. Texas Tech)
64,597 Builders Square Alamo Bowl, December 28, 1995 (Michigan vs. Texas A&M)
64,569 Valero Alamo Bowl, January 2, 2016 (Oregon vs. TCU)
62,016 MasterCard Alamo Bowl, December 28, 2005 (Michigan vs. Nebraska)
60,780 Builders Square Alamo Bowl, December 29, 1998 (Kansas State vs. Purdue)
60,517 Valero Alamo Bowl, January 2, 2015 (Kansas State vs. UCLA)
60,028 SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, December 30, 2000 (Nebraska vs. Northwestern)
57,595 Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2010 (Arizona vs. Oklahoma State)
56,229 MasterCard Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2003 (Nebraska vs. Michigan State)
55,986 Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2008 (Missouri vs. Northwestern)
55,677 Builders Square Alamo Bowl, December 29, 1996 (Texas Tech vs. Iowa)
55,552 Builders Square Alamo Bowl, December 30, 1997 (Oklahoma State vs. Purdue)
50,690 Alamo Bowl presented by MasterCard, December 28, 2002 (Wisc. vs. Colorado)
45,716 Builders Square Alamo Bowl, December 31, 1993 (California vs. Iowa)
44,106 Builders Square Alamo Bowl, December 31, 1994 (Washington State 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, December 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, December 29, 2012 (Texas vs. Oregon State)
65,265 MasterCard Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2004 (Ohio State vs. Oklahoma State)
65,256 Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2011 (Washington vs. Baylor)
65,232 SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2001 (Texas Tech vs. Iowa)
65,035 Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship, December 4, 1999 (Nebraska vs. Texas)
64,824 Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship, December 6, 1997 (Nebraska vs. Texas A&M)
64,757 Valero Alamo Bowl, January 2, 2010 (Michigan State vs. Texas Tech)

ALL-TIME ALAMO BOWL ESPN VIEWERSHIP
7,829,470 – Valero Alamo Bowl, January 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)
7,414,406 – Valero Alamo Bowl, January 2, 2016 (Oregon vs. TCU)
6,923,194 – Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2011 (Washington vs. Baylor)
6,884,950 – MasterCard Alamo Bowl, December 28, 2005 (Michigan vs. Nebraska)
6,756,916 – Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2012 (Texas vs. Oregon State)
6,170,190 – Builders Square Alamo Bowl, December 28, 1995 (Michigan vs. Texas A&M)
6,076,177 — Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2008 (Missouri vs. Northwestern)
5,758,026 — Alamo Bowl Pres. by MasterCard, December 28, 2002 (Colorado vs. Wisconsin)
5,738,555 — SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, December 28, 1999 (Penn State vs. Texas A&M)
5,603,125 — Valero Alamo Bowl, January 2, 2015 (Kansas State vs. UCLA)
5,446,139 — Builders Square Alamo Bowl, December 29, 1998 (Kansas State vs. Purdue)
5,221,541 — MasterCard Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2004 (Oklahoma State vs. Ohio St.)
4,922,930 — MasterCard Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2003 ( Michigan State vs. Nebraska)
4,771,554 — SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, December 30, 2000 (Nebraska vs. Northwestern)
4,643,357 — Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2010 (Oklahoma State vs. Arizona)
4,481,728 — SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2001 (Iowa vs. Texas Tech)
3,964,709 — Builders Square Alamo Bowl, December 30, 1997 (Oklahoma St. vs. Purdue)
3,813,701 — Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2007 (Texas A&M vs. Penn State)
3,737,607 — Builders Square Alamo Bowl, December 29, 1996 (Texas Tech vs. Iowa)
2,525,015 — Builders Square Alamo Bowl, December 31, 1993 (California vs. Iowa)

ALL-TIME ALAMO BOWL ESPN RATINGS
6.3 – Builders Square Alamo Bowl, December 28, 1995 (Michigan vs. Texas A&M)
6.0 – Alamo Bowl, December 30, 2006 (Texas vs. Iowa)
5.6 – Valero Alamo Bowl, January 2, 2010 (Michigan State vs. Texas Tech)
5.4 – MasterCard Alamo Bowl, December 28, 2005 (Michigan vs. Nebraska)
5.2 – SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, December 28, 1999 (Penn State vs. Texas A&M)
5.1 – Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2011 (Washington vs. Baylor)
4.9 – Builders Square Alamo Bowl, December 29, 1998 (Kansas State vs. Purdue)
4.8 – Valero Alamo Bowl, December 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 U.S. Rating)
4.4 – Valero Alamo Bowl, January 2, 2016 (Oregon vs. TCU)
4.4 – Alamo Bowl presented by MasterCard, December 28, 2002 (Wisconsin vs. Colorado)
4.3 – MasterCard Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2004 (Ohio State vs. Oklahoma State)
4.2 – MasterCard Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2003 (Nebraska vs. Michigan State)
3.9 – Builders Square Alamo Bowl, December 30, 1997 (Oklahoma State vs. Purdue)
3.8 – SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, December 30, 2000 (Nebraska vs. Northwestern)
3.8 – Builders Square Alamo Bowl, December 29, 1996 (Texas Tech vs. Iowa)
3.8 – Builders Square Alamo Bowl, December 31, 1994 (Washington State vs. Baylor)
3.8 – SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2001 (Texas Tech vs. Iowa)
3.6 – Valero Alamo Bowl, January 2, 2015 (Kansas State vs. UCLA)
3.3 – Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2010 (Arizona vs. Oklahoma State)
2.7 – Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2007 (Texas A&M vs. Penn State)
2.4 – Builders Square Alamo Bowl, December 31, 1993 (California vs. Iowa)

Notes: 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. Thus, a more accurate way to make historical comparisons is via P2+ viewers. The low viewership for the 2007 Valero Alamo Bowl is partly attributable to the game being opposite of a Thursday night Patriots-Giants game that was broadcast over three networks as New England was playing for a 16-0 season.

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.

Merchandise

Backpacks

Valero Alamo Bowl Sling Backpack

Logoed Coronado Original sling backpack with multi-sip pouches, water bottle holder and adjustable strap.

$ 35.00

Game Programs

K-State vs. UCLA Game Program

Get your commemorative Kansas State vs. UCLA game program which includes full team rosters and season highlights.

$ 15.00

Helmets

K-State/UCLA Mini-Helmet

Get this one of a kind commemorative Kansas State/UCLA half and half mini helmet.

$ 25.00

Posters

K-State vs. UCLA Poster

Get your commemorative Kansas State vs. UCLA full illustration poster.

$ 20.00

Transportation

Click here for the Valero Alamo Bowl Game Guide and read below for the best advice on getting to and from the game.

A crowd of over 60,000 is expected for the 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl on Thursday, December 29. Traffic around the stadium will be very heavy from 5 p.m. until the 30 minutes after the 8 p.m. kickoff.

The best option is VIA’s Park & Ride or Downtown Shuttle as their routes that drop off under the Alamodome’s North entrance.

VIA PARK & RIDE

Bus service and token purchase is tentatively scheduled to depart from Blossom Athletic Center (12002 Jones Maltsberger Road, 78216)  Crossroads (151 Crossroad Blvd, 78201) and the least congested location which is Madla Transit (1584 Cantrell, 78221) Park & Ride locations to the Alamodome will start at 5 pm (3 hours before kickoff).

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 the Special Events section of VIA’s website.

Tokens for round-trip transportation are $5 and will be sold at the Park & Ride locations, VIA Information Centers 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 $1.30 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 5 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 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 or use your favorite transit app (Go VIA VIA, Moovit or Transit all have updated VIA schedules) on the best ways to get to the game from there.

DOWNTOWN PARKING

Downtown San Antonio has over 30,000 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. If you don’t have an Alamodome parking pass, do not try to exit near the facility. The most congested exits are 281/37 at Houston, Commerce and Cesar Chavez.

Instead, seek out walkable lots and use other exits to drive directly to them. The Waze app works well in San Antonio.

  • If you want to park west of the downtown and walk or take VIA’s Downtown Shuttle, exit off of Interstate 10/35 at Cesar Chavez, Buena Vista or any exits due west of the Alamodome.
  • If you want to park in center of downtown, exit Interstate 35 at St. Mary’s or Main just north of Downtown.
  • To park north of Alamodome and west of Interstate 281/37, exit Interstate 35 at N. New Braunfels.

Please click here to view downtown parking options or download the Pango app for a map of city controlled downtown lots.

RIDE SHARE

Fans can utilize ride share to come and leave the Alamodome. First time Uber riders can get started here and insert the promo code VAB2016 to receive a free ride up to $20 off. Already an Uber rider? Don’t forget to share this promo code with others so that they can enjoy a ride around town!

There is drop-off and pick up for Uber in Lot A but Interstate 281 should be avoided during peak times.  Plan a route that gets you close to the stadium so you can avoid the heaviest congestion.

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 picks-up at the north entrance for only $1.30 per person. Those needing to go outside of downtown should consider pick-up locations at downtown hotels and spots a couple blocks north of the Alamodome with good highway access.

ALAMODOME PARKING

All Alamodome parking must be purchased in advance. Each year onsite Alamodome parking is typically fully committed by October 31. No passes will be sold on game day.

If you have already purchased a parking pass, click here to view arrival and departure maps. RV’s, buses and oversized vehicles will be required to display a parking permit for each occupied space.

As mentioned above, routes that avoid Interstate 281/37 especially between 5 and 8 p.m. is encouraged.

The lots open at 10 a.m. on game day for tailgating with Lot B hosting Tailgate Town.  Tailgating is restricted to the space in front or rear of your vehicle. Do not obstruct the driving lane or bring glass containers. A fire extinguisher must accompany each group using a cooking appliance and a person knowledgeable in its operation must attend to cooking appliances when hot. Fire extinguishers are required if an open flame is used.

 

No solicitation, selling or marketing of any kind is allowed. While alcoholic beverages are permitted, glass containers are not.

 

 

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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 for their last two Valero Alamo Bowl appearances.

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 four years including a new home team locker room, DAS/WiFi networks and an AstroTurf playing surface. The latest round of renovations will be completed before the building hosts the NCAA Men’s Final Four in 2018. Those improvements include

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). The NCAA Men’s Final Four returns to San Antonio in 2018 when the latest round of improvements will be completed. These include doubling the size of concourses and the LED ribbon boards as well as new HD videowalls and a 20,000+ multi-purpose room built under the north plaza.

Three regular season (the New Orleans Saints relocated to San Antonio following Hurricane Katrina) and six NFL preseason games have also taken place in the Alamodome.

The Valero Alamo Bowl has also served as the local host for 11 neutral site college football games in the Alamodome including three Big 12 Football Championships (1997, 1999 and 2007) as well as the Texas A&M vs. Army game in 2006 and two Notre Dame Shamrock Series games (Washington State in 2009 and Army in 2016).

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

For the Valero Alamo Bowl, Alamodome parking must be purchased in advance as onsite parking is typically fully committed by October 31. No passes will be sold on game day.

If you have already purchased a parking pass, click here to view arrival and departure maps. RV’s, buses and oversized vehicles will be required to display a parking permit for each occupied space.

The lots open at 10 a.m. on game day for tailgating with Lot B hosting Tailgate Town.  Tailgating is restricted to the space in front or rear of your vehicle. Do not obstruct the driving lane or bring glass containers. A fire extinguisher must accompany each group using a cooking appliance and a person knowledgeable in its operation must attend to cooking appliances when hot. Fire extinguishers are required if an open flame used.

No solicitation, selling or marketing of any kind is allowed. While alcoholic beverages are permitted, glass containers are not.