The Valero Alamo Bowl is scheduled to kick off on Dec. 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET during the 2022-23 College Football Bowl Season. The game is held at the Alamadome in San Antonio, Texas, home of the UTSA Roadrunners. The No. 20 Texas Longhorns (8-4) play the No. 12 Washington Huskies (10-2) in what should be one of the more high-flying games this year. Below, we’ll look at Alamo Bowl odds and bowl history.
Alamo Bowl odds: Texas Vs. Washington
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Texas is a against Washington in the Alamo Bowl, an in-state bowl for the Longhorns. The over/under is set at favorable points. With a higher point total comes higher variance, which opens the door for taking Washington outright if you so choose.
The Huskies find themselves in the postseason for the first time since 2019 while the Longhorns have played in the Alamo Bowl in three of the last four seasons. Texas is on a four-game bowl win streak, but this is their first bowl under Steve Sarkisian. Note a major travel advantage for Texas in this game.
Michael Penix returns to Seattle next season and this is his first bowl game played. Under Penix, Washington turned in the most efficient offense in the nation and third-most effective passing offense. However, defense was a serious issue for Washington, with them giving up 40 and 45 in their two losses this season. The Huskies are 110th in defensive EPA on the season, with more issues coming against the run.
Watch for big-name opt outs for Texas, particularly Bijan Robinson. The offense has the firepower to be one of the nation’s best, but Quinn Ewers melted over the back half of the season. He finished under 57% completion and with only 14 touchdown passes on the year. Ewers looked rattled, like the game was moving too fast for him in his first year starting.
While Washington doesn’t field a strong defense, Ewers didn’t look comfortable in the pocket in the regular season.
Notable Opt Outs
Texas: RB Bijan Robinson, LB DeMarvion Overshown, RB Roschon Johnson
Alamo Bowl betting
Last year’s Alamo Bowl (or the “Opt Out Bowl”) featured two interim coaches and a dozen opt outs. Through all of the noise, Oklahoma– under legendary coach Bob Stoops– was a seven-point favorite over Oregon. The Sooners won a shootout 47-32, easily covering the spread. With 79 combined points, over 64 points was never in doubt. The wild card nature to the game presented a fun watch for fans and featured Caleb Williams in his last game before heading to USC.
Each of the last two seasons saw two teams that didn’t retain coaches after the season with favorites covering both games. However, that broke a run of six straight underdogs cashing, including four outright wins. All-time, underdogs are 17-12 while unders are 16-13.
The last time the Alamo Bowl featured two unranked teams was in 2010. 2019 featured unranked Texas upending No. 12 Utah as seven-point underdogs.
Below are historical results of the Alamo Bowl.
The first Alamo Bowl was played in 1993, where Cal handily beat Iowa 37-3.
|December 29, 2022||#12 Washington||27||#20 Texas||20|
|December 29, 2021||#14 Oklahoma||47||#15 Oregon||32|
|December 29, 2020||#20 Texas||55||Colorado||23|
|December 31, 2019||Texas||38||#12 Utah||10|
|December 28, 2018||#12 Washington State||28||#25 Iowa State||26|
|December 28, 2017||#13 TCU||39||#15 Stanford||37|
|December 29, 2016||#12 Oklahoma State||38||#10 Colorado||8|
|January 2, 2016||#11 TCU||47||#15 Oregon||41 (3OT)|
|January 2, 2015||#14 UCLA||40||#11 Kansas State||35|
|December 30, 2013||#10 Oregon||30||Texas||7|
|December 29, 2012||#23 Texas||31||#13 Oregon State||27|
|December 29, 2011||#15 Baylor||67||Washington||56|
|December 29, 2010||#16 Oklahoma State||36||Arizona||10|
|January 2, 2010||Texas Tech||41||Michigan State||31|
|December 29, 2008||#25 Missouri||30||#22 Northwestern||23 (OT)|
|December 29, 2007||Penn State||24||Texas A&M||17|
|December 30, 2006||#18 Texas||26||Iowa||24|
|December 28, 2005||Nebraska||32||#20 Michigan||28|
|December 29, 2004||#24 Ohio State||33||Oklahoma State||7|
|December 29, 2003||#22 Nebraska||17||Michigan State||3|
|December 28, 2002||Wisconsin||31||#14 Colorado||28 (OT)|
|December 29, 2001||Iowa||19||Texas Tech||16|
|December 30, 2000||#8 Nebraska||66||#19 Northwestern||17|
|December 28, 1999||#13 Penn State||24||#18 Texas A&M||0|
|December 29, 1998||Purdue||37||#4 Kansas State||34|
|December 30, 1997||#16 Purdue||33||#24 Oklahoma State||20|
|December 29, 1996||#21 Iowa||27||Texas Tech||0|
|December 28, 1995||#19 Texas A&M||22||#14 Michigan||20|
|December 31, 1994||#24 Washington State||10||Baylor||3|
|December 31, 1993||California||37||Iowa||3|
When is the 2022 Alamo Bowl?
The 2022 Alamo Bowl will be played on Dec. 29, 2022 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Where is the Alamo Bowl?
The Alamodome in San Antonio hosts the Alamo Bowl.
Who is playing in the 2022 Alamo Bowl?
Texas plays Washington in the 2022 Alamo Bowl.