Top 5 Texas Longhorns Games Of 2012: #1 Alamo Bowl

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Dec 29, 2012; San Antonio, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive end Alex Okafor (80) sacks Oregon State Beavers quarterback Cody Vaz (14) during the second half of the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome. Texas beat Oregon State 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

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From March 4th to March 8th, Hook’em Headlines will bring you the top 5 games of 2012. The number 1 Texas Longhorn game of 2012 would be the Alamo Bowl.

The lead up:

After losing the final two games of the regular season, the Texas Longhorns were 8-4 and were selected to play in the Alamo Bowl against 13th ranked Oregon State. The Longhorns were staring at another 8-5 finish and another finish outside of the AP Top 25. To add salt to the wound, Case McCoy and Jordan Hicks were sent home the day before the game on an alleged sexual assault. Jordan Hicks was injured and wouldn’t play. McCoy’s dismissal was much worse. David Ash was the only quarterback that could play. If he got injured, it would be punter Alex King or the Longhorns would burn the redshirt of either Connor Brewer or Jalen Overstreet. David Ash would have to stay in the game even if he was playing poorly. Everything was stacked against the Longhorns.

The game:

The Alamo Bowl started out very slow, with the first 4 drives of the game netting 33 yards of offense, all of it coming from Oregon State who took a 3-0 lead. The Longhorns were able to catch a break when Alex Okafor sacked Cody Vaz and forced a fumble that was recovered by Cedric Reed. The Longhorns were only able to generate 4 yards of offense and a field goal to tie the game at 3. On the very next drive, the Beavers were able to drive down the field on the back of Texas native Storm Woods who scored from 12 yards out to put the score at 10-3. The Longhorns were able to answer on the next drive on a 64 yard rush by Marquise Goodwin. The Beavers scored on their next two possession to take a 20-10 halftime lead.

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