Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 12/29/12
Beavers return to bowl game It’s been three long years since the Beavers have sniffed a bowl game. And though their triumphant return to college footballs’ postseason isn’t a BCS berth, this is still a huge game. Oregon State will face off against Texas in the Alamo Bowl—that just happens to be played in Texas. But the Beavs have been one of college football’s best underdog stories this year. While a huge challenge awaits them, OSU has the tools to win this one. Wheaton and Cooks combine for over 200 yards Markus Wheaton and Brandin Cooks have each enjoyed a phenomenal season. Oregon State’s star wideouts are a huge reason its offense is so lethal. Riley should be giving Wheaton plenty of fist bumps Saturday. (Photo: Mark J. Terrill / AP) Wheaton and Cooks accounted for 61 percent of OSU’s receiving yards this season. They combined for over 200 yards receiving in four different games this season. The Longhorns have the 37th ranked passing defense in the FBS, giving up 213.5 yards per game.
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