The 2012-2013 Bowl Blitz Invitational presented by STAT BOX STORIES continues with the Valero Alamo Bowl, a showdown between ranked opponents in the #23 Texas Longhorns (8-4, 5-4 Big 12) and the #13 Oregon State Beavers (9-3, 6-3 Pac-12). Kevin Vaughn of MVPGamerz.com suits up for his last entry in this year’s project by donning the burnt orange of Texas for this Bowl Game.
Beavers unable to mess with Texas, fail to find end zone in Longhorns 28-3 Alamo Bowl rout
San Antonio, T.X. – In a Bowl Game match-up between ranked teams, the numbers in front of the school names proved misleading as the #23 Texas Longhorns easily had their way with the #13 Oregon State Beavers, jumping out to a 21-0 start on their way to an easy 28-3 victory.
Texas got on the board early thanks to a 7-yard touchdown pass from QB #14 to WR #1; the first of two receiving touchdowns on the day. Three minutes later, a 7-yard run by HB #32 extended the lead to 14-0.
In the second quarter, scoring was hard to come by until 1:38 remaining in the first half, when Texas QB #14 found WR #1 again on a 51-yard touchdown pass to put the lead at 21-0 going into halftime. Oregon State miscues doomed drives as the Beavers struggled to muster any resistance against a fired-up Texas squad.
The Beavers finally got points on the board courtesy of a 34-yard field goal in the third quarter; the only points of the frame. The 21-3 lead shifted to the 28-3 final score not long into the fourth quarter, as Texas HB #28 broke loose on a 16-yard run to get the game’s final touchdown in the books and carry the Longhorns to a comfortable Alamo Bowl victory.
Though Oregon State was the designated home team for this showdown in San Antonio, the Alamodome was filled to the brim with burnt orange-clad fans cheering on the Texas side. The only fans who went home disappointed were the Beavers supporters faced with a long trip back to Oregon after a loss on the national stage.
Player of the Game: Texas WR #1, who caught 3 passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns.
It was over when… Oregon State QB #4 threw two interceptions in Texas territory which killed drives that could have gotten the Beavers back into the game.
Game Ball goes to… Texas CB #25, who had two interceptions in the game as part of a defensive effort which held Oregon State to a lone field goal over the course of the game.
Stat of the Game: 197. Oregon State was held to 197 total yards for the game, while Texas racked up 195 yards rushing alone.
Statistical Tidbits: Texas HB #28 carried the ball 27 times for 115 yards and a touchdown; Texas HB #32 managed 50 yards on 8 carries, scoring a touchdown of his own. … Oregon State WR #13 led all receivers with 93 yards on receptions, but he was unable to find the end zone as the Beavers were shut out through the first half. … Both teams went 5-for-11 on third down conversions for the game. The Longhorns attempted the game’s only fourth down conversion attempt and were successful. … Oregon State had 5 more completions than Texas for the game, but the Longhorns out-gained the Beavers through the air, 229-193. … Texas rushed for 195 yards on 42 carries, while Oregon State only managed 4 yards on 15 carries.