The Texas Longhorns from the Big 12 conference will face the Oregon St Beavers from the PAC 12 conference in the Alamo Bowl in an NCAA college football game on Saturday night December 29th. Kick off time from San Antonio Texas is scheduled for 6:45PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The betting odds from the Alamo Bowl came out with the Oregon St Beavers favored by -2 points with an over under line of 57 points. Early money from the bettors has landed on the Longhorns as Oregon St is now favored by -1 ½ points. The over under has moved down a ½ point to a current line of 56 ½ points.
This will be the first meeting between the Beavers and Longhorns since the 1987 season where Texas defeated Oregon t 61-16 as a -12 point home favorite. CFB Trend: Texas Longhorns are 2-6 ATS in their past eight games.
Texas enters the Alamo Bowl in their home state with a record of 8-4 on the season. The concluded their regular season with two straight losses. On Thanksgiving night they drop a 20-13 home decision to TCU and on December 1st in the regular season finale Texas loses to Kansas St 42-24. The other losses by Texas came by three points at home to West Virginia and in their huge rivalry contest they get blow out by Oklahoma 63-21 as a +3 point underdog. Notable wins by the Longhorns came against Mississippi on the road, home to Baylor and a 31-22 road win at Texas Tech. The team struggled defensively this season ranking 77th in total defense by allowing 412 yards and in points allowed giving up 29 points to their opponents good for 74th in college football. Texas was a top third offense that produced 36 points a game. Sophomore quarterback David Ash threw for 17 touchdowns and 7 picks with a 67% completion percentage.
The Oregon St Beavers concluded play in the 2012 regular season with a record of 9-3. They were pretty good to bettors finishing with an against the spread mark of 8-4. After a 6-0 start they went 2-3 against their final five major college football opponents. They beat up on FCS school Nichols St 77-3 on December 1st. The three losses came to Washington and Stanford on the road in close games by four points or less and a 48-24 home defeat to Oregon. Notable victories for the Beavers came against UCLA and BYU on the road and home to Wisconsin and Arizona St. Oregon St threw the ball effectively with 316 yards per game average good for 15th in college football. The score 33 points a game and allow 19 to their opponents. The Beavers sport a solid defense ranking 32nd in college football by allowing 353 yards a game. Sophomore quarterback Sean Mannion completed 64% of his passes with 15 touchdowns and 13 picks.