Alamo Bowl 2020 will pit the underdog Colorado Buffaloes against the heavily favored Texas Longhorns. Colorado is going to a bowl game this year after having an impressive 4-1 season. The Longhorns were 4th in the Big 12 with a 6-3 record. The last time that the Buffaloes went to a bowl game was in 2016 and the last time they won a bowl game was in 2004. This is the third time that Colorado will be in the Alamo Bowl (2002 and 2016). The Buffaloes lost both of those matchups with the last one not being particularly close. They will hope to make amends today in Alamo Bowl 2020.
The Buffs are entering the game 13.5 points underdogs and the money line for the game is Texas -520, CU +370. That is a very big spread for two teams that are not very apart in terms of record, and frankly, on tape play. If you watch both of these teams one would expect this to be a much closer point spread. Perhaps Colorado is a victim of their weak conference, but they will surely be out to show that they deserve to be a smaller underdog than this.
Alamo Bowl 2020: Colorado Just Fine as the Underdog
With Alamo Bowl 2020 taking place in their home state, the Longhorns should feel right at home in this one. Texas has been in the Alamo Bowl four times, the most by any FBS team. They are also 3-1, which is the best record for any team in that bowl game. Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger may be auditioning for NFL scouts in this game, so look for him to try and put up yards and points. If he starts to play outside of their scheme, however, in an effort to impress the scouts; this would be the opportunity that Colorado needs.
Opportunity is all the Buffs’ have needed all year long.
In 2020, Colorado had a season that no one expected. Projected to place last in the Pac-12 South, they blew past that and almost made a run to the Pac-12 Championship game. Now they are looking to finish this amazing year with a win against former Big-12 rival Texas. Texas leads the all-time series over Colorado 11-7. The Longhorns have won the last five games between the two schools, with the first matchup happening in 1940 and the last one back in 2009.
The Colorado Buffaloes had a great season, hopefully, they will cap it off with a great Alamo Bowl 2020. Check out my other articles about the Buffs such as Jarek Broussard the Pac-12 POTY, and how far I was off with Looking at CU’s Schedule.
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