2012 Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs. Oregon State Beavers

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.

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Beavers unable to mess with Texas, fail to find end zone in Longhorns 28-3 Alamo Bowl rout

Box Score

Scoring Summary

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.

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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.

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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.

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