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Oregon State vs. Texas,
12/29/2012 18:45 EDT,
Score: 27 - 31
Point Spread: -3/-110 Oregon State
Alamo Bowl – Saturday Dec. 29th
Oregon State -3 vs. Texas
Texas is not the better team here. Oregon State plays physical football which is rare for the PAC 12. The Texas defense was a disappointment all year and this is a Bowl Game in-state and I doubt the Longhorns are fired up much for this one. Mack Brown is the most overrated coach in America, his team is usually one of the most overrated teams in the Land, and Oregon State has 3 close losses this season all to very good teams, and were never blown out in any game. Texas has 2 QBs that are not good, OSU has a good QB scenario. The Beavers look to this as a challenge and are well coached, and the oddsmakers have the right team favored. Texas too inconsistent at QB and their special teams are iffy at best and again, Texas not happy to be here even in their home state. This is a 2 hour bus ride from campus, so I doubt they are in awe of San Antonio and I see the Beavers as the better team. It is a lot about motivation in these Bowl Games, you read and hear that everywhere, and this game a prime example.
Texas has been a train wreck all year, I see nothing to change that here against a disciplined and well coached team who is a solid ballclub. Usually I would take a Big 12 school over a PAC 12 School like I did with Baylor over UCLA which was a no brainer, but OSU plays a physical brand of football unlike many in the PAC 12, and Mack Brown could not coach his way out of a wet paper bag against Riley here.
Oregon State 28 Texas 20