The 2019 Alamo Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 31, 2019, with kickoff at 7:30 p.m. EST (6:30 p.m. local CST) on ESPN.[5] It was the 27th edition of the Alamo Bowl, and was one of the 2019–20 bowl games concluding the 2019 FBS football season. Sponsored by Valero Energy, the game was officially known as the Valero Alamo Bowl.

2019 Valero Alamo Bowl
27th Alamo Bowl
1234 Total
Utah 0037 10
Texas 371414 38
DateDecember 31, 2019
Season2019
StadiumAlamodome
LocationSan Antonio, Texas
MVPSam Ehlinger (QB, Texas) & Joseph Ossai (LB, Texas)[1]
FavoriteUtah by 7[2]
RefereeJohn McDaid (SEC)[3]
Attendance60,147
PayoutUS$8,252,740[4]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN and ESPN Radio
AnnouncersESPN: Dave Flemming (play-by-play)
Louis Riddick (analyst)
Paul Carcaterra (sideline)
ESPN Radio: Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
Nielsen ratings3.1 (5.61 million viewers)
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TeamsEdit

The game was played between the Texas Longhorns of the Big 12 Conference and the Utah Utes of the Pac-12 Conference. This was second time that the two programs have met; their prior meeting was in 1982, won by Texas.[6]

Texas LonghornsEdit

Texas entered the game with a 7–5 record (5–4 in conference). They finished in a four-way tie for third place in the Big 12. The Longhorns were 1–3 against ranked opponents; losing to LSU, Oklahoma, and Baylor while defeating Kansas State. This was Texas' fourth Alamo Bowl, tying the Longhorns with Iowa and Oklahoma State for the most appearances. Texas entered the game with a 2–1 record in prior Alamo Bowl appearances.

Utah UtesEdit

Utah entered the game with a 11–2 record (8–1 in conference), and ranked 12th in the AP Poll. They finished the regular season atop the Pac-12's South Division, having only lost to USC. In the Pac-12 Championship Game, the Utes faced Oregon and were defeated, 37–15. Utah was 1–1 against ranked opponents, defeating Arizona State and losing to Oregon. This was the first appearance for the Utes in the Alamo Bowl.

Game summaryEdit

2019 Valero Alamo Bowl
1 2 34Total
No. 11 Utah 0 0 3710
Texas 3 7 141438

at AlamodomeSan Antonio, Texas

Game information
First Quarter
  • (10:26) TEX – Cameron Dicker 29 yard field goal (Drive: 10 plays, 63 yards, 4:34; Texas 3–0)
Second Quarter
  • (13:24) TEX – Sam Ehlinger 5 yard pass to Collin Johnson, Cameron Dicker kick (Drive: 2 plays, 6 yards, 0:43; Texas 10–0)
Third Quarter
  • (10:30) TEX – Sam Ehlinger 11 yard pass to Keaontay Ingram, Cameron Dicker kick (Drive: 3 plays, 43 yards, 1:04; Texas 17–0)
  • (4:58) UTAH – Jadon Redding 32 yard field goal (Drive: 11 plays, 60 yards, 5:32; Texas 17–3)
  • (0:06) TEX – Sam Ehlinger 6 yard rush, Cameron Dicker kick (Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 4:52; Texas 24–3)
Fourth Quarter
  • (11:34) UTAH – Tyler Huntley 4 yard pass to Demari Simpkins, Jadon Redding kick (Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 3:32; Texas 24–10)
  • (8:58) TEX – Sam Ehlinger 15 yard pass to Devin Duvernay, Cameron Dicker kick (Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 2:36; Texas 31–10)
  • (7:54) TEX – Keaontay Ingram 49 yard rush, Cameron Dicker kick (Drive: 1 play, 49 yards, 0:13; Texas 38–10)

StatisticsEdit

Statistics UTAH TEX
First downs 15 22
Plays–yards 60–254 56–438
Rushes–yards 37–128 37–231
Passing yards 126 207
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 15–23–0 13–19–1
Time of possession 31:26 28:34
Team Category Player Statistics
Utah Passing Tyler Huntley 15/23, 126 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Zack Moss 16 carries, 57 yards
Receiving Brant Kuithe
Cole Fotheringham[a]
3 receptions, 30 yards
Texas Passing Sam Ehlinger 12/18, 201 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Keaontay Ingram 13 carries, 108 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Devin Duvernay 3 receptions, 92 yards, 1 TD

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Both Kuithe and Fotheringham finished with the same number of receptions and receiving yards, meaning Utah finished with two leading receivers.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ @Sports2NiteTV (December 31, 2019). "Offensive Player of the Game: Sam Ehlinger @sehlinger3 Defensive Player of the Game: Joseph Oassi @joseph_ossai" (Tweet). Retrieved December 31, 2019 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "Utah vs. Texas - Game Summary". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  3. ^ "2019-20 bowl officiating assignments". footballzebras.com. December 9, 2019. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  4. ^ "2019 Bowl Schedule". collegefootballpoll.com. Retrieved December 13, 2019.
  5. ^ "2019-20 college football bowl schedule, games, dates, times, TV channels". CBSSports.com. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  6. ^ "Texas Longhorns vs. Utah Utes football series history". winsipedia.com. Retrieved December 8, 2019.

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