Valero Alamo Bowl

The 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl will kick off on Thursday, December 29th at 8 p.m. CST in a nationally televised game on ESPN unopposed from any other college or NFL football games on network television.  

While this will be 11th time in the bowl’s 24-year history the game will be played on December 29, only two of those were Thursday kickoffs:

  • #12 Baylor led by Heisman winner Robert Griffin III beat Washington 67-56 as the two teams combined to score the most points for regulation length bowl game in NCAA history on Thursday, December 29, 2011.

On Thursday, December 29, 1998 Purdue quarterback Drew Brees led the Boilermakers on a memorable last minute game winning touchdown drive to upset #4 Kansas State 37-34.