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A preview for the 2012 Alamo Bowl, featuring the Texas Longhorns against the Oregon State Beavers.
Texas went 8-4 this season, and has now gone three consecutive seasons without reaching a BCS bowl game. Although most schools are satisfied with an 8-4 record, some Texas fans want Mack Brown replaced.
Brown understands the pressure of working for a school like Texas, telling the media:
"If you ask me if I'm happy with three years of non-BCS games, I would say no. That's for me, much less everybody else."
The Longhorns' opponent has a quarterback controversy as well, as both Sean Mannion and Cody Vaz have started at quarterback for the Beavers. Vaz will start in the Alamo Bowl, but both quarterbacks could receive playing time.
Vaz and Mannion have both thrown the ball well this season, as Oregon St. ranks 15th in the nation in passing offense. Wide receiver Markus Wheaton will present a tough matchup for the Texas secondary, as the senior averages over 100 yards per game.
Game date and time
December 29, 6:45 p.m. ET
Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
Oregon State -1
Longhorn Sports Network Radio
Last year’s game
Baylor 67 - Washington 56
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