After falling in the Big 12 Championship to in-state foe Oklahoma, the No. 12 Cowboys look to close their season on a high note when they take on No. 10 Colorado in the Valero Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tex. Colorado was throttled 41-10 in the Pac-12 Championship.

Game info

Oklahoma State (9-3) vs. Colorado (10-3)

Dec. 29, 2016

Alamodome, San Antonio, TX

How to watch

Game time: 9 p.m. ET 

TV Channel: ESPN 

Live stream: You can live stream the game here.

Players to watch

Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph threw for 3,777 yards, 25 touchdowns and just four interceptions this season. This marked Rudolph’s second 3,000-yard season in a row and he ranked eighth in the FBS in passing yards.

Buffaloes junior running back Phillip Lindsay rushed for 1,189 yards and 16 touchdowns this season. The yardage total surpassed what he accumulated during his freshman and sophomore seasons combined (1,044).

Key Stats

- Colorado’s title game loss ended a six-game winning streak; Oklahoma State’s loss in the title game snapped a seven-game winning streak.

- Rudolph’s preferred target is James Washington, who has caught 62 passes for 1,209 yards and nine touchdowns to rank 14th in the country in receiving yards.

- Oklahoma State is in search of its second 10-win season in a row.

- The is the Cowboys’ 11th straight trip to bowl season and 14th in the last 15 years; in the previous 13 trips since 2002, Oklahoma State is 7-6.

- Oklahoma State is 1-2 all-time in Alamo Bowls, winning in 2010 and losing in 2004 and 1997; Colorado is 0-1, with a loss in 2002 to Brooks Bollinger and the Wisconsin Badgers.

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- The Cowboys boast the No. 9 passing attack in the country with 322.8 yards per game.

- The Buffaloes have already won 10 games for their first 10-win season since 2001; with a win, they’ll clinch their first 11-win season since going 11-1 in 1994.

- Colorado is playing in its first bowl game since losing the Independence Bowl after the 2007 season; the Buffaloes haven’t won a bowl game since the 2004 Houston Bowl.

- The Buffaloes peaked at No. 9 this year -- their highest ranking since getting to No. 7 during the 2002 season.

Injuries

Cowboys offensive lineman Larry Williams is questionable with an ankle injury.

Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau is probable with an ankle injury.