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NCAA.com | December 30, 2013

History: Alamo Bowl

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The Alamo Bowl, first played in 1993, matches the second choice from the Pac-12 and the third choice from the Big 12.

The game originally gave an automatic bid to the now-defunct Southwest Conference. Ironically, in the inaugural game, no SWC team participated because only two of the conference's team were bowl-eligible and both of those were committed to other bowls. Iowa was invited -- and lost to Cal 37-3.

Memorable moments

• The 1996 game was marked by tragedy. Iowa linebacker Mark Mitchell's mother was killed in a car accident on her way to the game. The Hawkeyes, which defeated Texas Tech 27-0 in the game, wore plain black helmets in honor of her.

• In 2002, Wisconsin upset No. 14 Colorado 31-28 in overtime. The Badgers finished the season 6-0 in non-conference play -- and 2-6 in the Big Ten.

• The 2005 game had a wild finish. While a multi-lateral play was going on, Nebraska gave its coach a Gatorade bath before the play was blown dead. Nebraska won 32-28.

ALAMO BOWL RESULTS
YEARWINNERSCORELOSERSCORE
1993California37Iowa3
1994Washington State10Baylor3
1995Texas A&M22Michigan20
1996Iowa27Texas Tech0
1997Purdue33Oklahoma State20
1998Purdue37Kansas State34
1999Penn State24Texas A&M0
2000Nebraska66Northwestern17
2001Iowa19Texas Tech16
2002Wisconsin31Colorado28 (OT)
2003Nebraska17Michigan State3
2004Ohio State33Oklahoma State7
2005Nebraska32Michigan28
2006Texas26Iowa24
2007Penn State24Texas A&M17
2008Missouri30Northwestern23 (OT)
2010Texas Tech41Michigan State31
2010Oklahoma State36Arizona10
2011Baylor67Washington56
2012Texas31Oregon State27
2013Oregon30Texas7
No game played in 2009. Two games were played in 2010 -- one in January, one in December.

 

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