Former league foes Oklahoma State, Colorado to face each other at Alamo Bowl
No. 11 Colorado (10-3, Pac-12) vs. No. 13 Oklahoma State (9-3, Big 12)
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – The runner ups of the Big 12 and Pac 12 will face off in San Antonio in the Alamo Bowl.
The University of Colorado Buffaloes, ranked No. 10 in the country, will go against the Oklahoma State Cowboys, ranked No. 12, on Dec. 29 at 9 p.m. in the Valero Alamodome.
Colorado: LB Jimmie Gilbert, 57 tackles (46 solos), 12 1/2 sacks, six forced fumbles.
Oklahoma State: QB Mason Rudolph, 3,777 yards, 25 TDs, four interceptions passing.
Colorado: The Buffaloes, with their first 10-win season since 2001, were holding out hope for a Rose Bowl berth, but USC got the Pac-12 spot in Pasadena after moving from 11th to ninth, and a spot ahead of Colorado, in the final CFP rankings. Colorado lost 41-10 to Washington in the Pac-12 championship game.
Oklahoma State: The Big 12 runner-up, Oklahoma State had a seven-game winning streak before losing to Oklahoma in their regular-season finale Saturday. Coach Mike Gundy considers the Cowboys a 10-win team since officials admitted their mistake that gave Central Michigan (not undefeated Western Michigan) an extra play for a Hail Mary pass to beat the Cowboys on Sept. 10.
Oklahoma State 31, Colorado 28, Nov. 19, 2009.
Colorado: The first Colorado bowl since 2007 will be the 29th in school history. The Buffaloes have played in the Alamo Bowl once, losing in overtime to Wisconsin in the 2002 game.
Oklahoma State: The Cowboys are going to a bowl for the 11th season in a row and 27th time in school history. Oklahoma State 1-2 in the Alamo Bowl, beating Arizona in their last appearance six years ago.