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.