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Texas, Washington slated to meet in Valero Alamo Bowl

Barkley Truax12/04/22
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The No. 20 Texas Longhorns (8-4) and No. 12 Washington Huskies (10-2) are set to do battle in the 30th Anniversary of the Valero Alamo Bowl in a matchup between two explosive offenses.

The potential high-scoring affair will feature two of the top quarterbacks in their respective conferences in Quinn Ewers (UT) and Michael Penix (UW). The two former Big Ten transfers

Penix led the nation in passing yards this season, throwing for 4,354 yards and 29 touchdowns through 12 games for the Huskies. Ewers could have had a chance to be somewhere near the top if it weren’t for an injury suffered in the early season against Alabama, forcing him to miss multiple weeks. Instead, Ewers finished the regular season with 1,808 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian held the same position at Washington from 2009-2013, where in 2011 Sarkisian led the Huskies to the Alamo Bowl where they lost in a shootout against Robert Griffin III and the Baylor Bears 66-57.

This year’s edition of the Alamo Bowl is set for Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. CT live from the Alamodome. The meeting will serve as the fifth-all time meeting between the two programs.

LSU Tigers, Purdue Boilermakers slated to meet in Citrus Bowl

The LSU Tigers are headed to the Citrus Bowl to take on the Purdue Boilermakers.

Slated for a 1 p.m. ET on ABC on Jan. 2, the game will take place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. 

It’s been a roller coaster season under Brian Kelly’s watch for his inaugural season in Baton Rouge, beginning with the low of a loss to Florida State and reaching a zenith by defeating Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide. Regardless, the Tigers will be looking to defeat the Boilermakers and end their season on a high note. 

After the Crimson Tide and capturing the SEC West, LSU has dreams of making the College Football Playoff, but those were dashed by a loss to Texas A&M and another to Georgia in the SEC Championship Game. Nevertheless, LSU has laid a foundation that Kelly hopes carries them for years to come. 

Meanwhile, Purdue suffered defeat at the hands of Michigan during the Big Ten Championship Game, which they catapulted themselves to after an 8-4 regular season and capturing the Big Ten West crown. The Boilermakers were only down one point at halftime against the Wolverines, but watched Michigan cruise to a 43-22 victory over the second half of the game.