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Oklahoma State defeats Colorado 38-8 in 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl

Cowboys finish season 10-3

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SAN ANTONIO – The Oklahoma State Cowboys had no issues manhandling the University of Colorado Buffaloes Thursday night in the 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl.

The Cowboys defeated the Buffaloes 38-8.

The game began with great anticipation, with both teams finishing the regular season in the Top 12 in the college standings. Both were also known for producing high scoring game, with the Buffaloes averaging 33 points per game during the regular season and the Cowboys averaging 39 points.

The game was close after the first quarter, Oklahoma State was only able to squeak out a field goal.

However, by halftime the Cowboys led 17-0 and never looked back. The team expanded their lead to 31 by the fourth quarter. Oklahoma State possessed the ball for less than three minutes for three of its touchdowns.

Colorado got on the scoreboard late in the game, scoring a touchdown and a two-yard conversion with less than six minutes in the game, closing the gap and ensuring they weren't shut out.

But the Cowboys weren't ready to call it a game. They scored another touchdown in the final three minutes of the quarter.

This year’s game was not a sellout, officials with the bowl game said 59,815 people attended the game.

The game marked the 11th straight bowl game for Oklahoma State. While Thursday's game was the first one for the Buffaloes since 2007. Colorado came into the game after finishing the regular season 8-1 and losing to the University of Washington in the Pac-12 title game.

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— Adrian Garcia (@KSATadrian) December 30, 2016