Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 12/4/12
Plenty to watch for in Alamo Bowl It’s no Rose Bowl, but for the 9-3 Beavers to make it this far is still a huge accomplishment. Set to take on the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl, there’s plenty to watch for in this matchup. Having the Beavers back in a bowl It’s been two years since the Beavers last had a bowl game, and what a long two years it’s been. 2010 Oregon State finished a disappointing 5-7, only to follow that up in 2011 with a stunning 3-9—the worst single season record in the Mike Riley era. Its last bowl game was a 2009 20-44 loss to BYU in the Las Vegas bowl. Now OSU returns to the postseason on the tails of a great 9-3 rebound season. The Beavs have played tough all season long to get to this point, and it’s good to have them back in the mix. Beavs facing high profile opponent Texas has taken a bit of a tumble from grace, but it’s still one of the most storied programs in college football. At 8-4 on the season, the Longhorns finished third in the Big 12 and ranked ...
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