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How and what to watch for 2020 Alamo Bowl: No. 20 Texas vs. Colorado

Two former Big XII foes will reunite in San Antonio.

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The Alamo Bowl will see two former Big XII conference foes reunite on the field as the No. 20 Texas Longhorns will welcome the Colorado Buffaloes back to the Lonestar State.

All is seemingly quiet on the Tom Herman hot seat front for now as the Longhorns are preparing to wrap up their 2020 season in the Alamodome. Following a home loss to eventual Big XII runner-up Iowa State, UT managed to close the regular season out on a positive note by torching depleted Kansas State roster for a 69-31 victory.

Senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger is set to take the reigns of a Texas offense ranking 14th in offensive SP+ for a final time but after that, it’s a guessing game of who will suit up for the Longhorns in San Antonio with a slew of opt-outs and players sidelined due to COVID contact tracing.

One of the surprising teams in the Pac-12 under first-year head coach Karl Dorrell, Colorado was literally on stand-by to jump into the conference title game until a turnovers and a punt return touchdown spoiled their previously undefeated season in a 38-21 loss to Utah.

Quarterback Sam Noyer hit exactly 1,000 yards through five games while running back Jarek Broussard totaled 813 yards on 6.3 yards per carry and seven touchdowns.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Texas vs. Colorado in the 2020 Alamo Bowl on Tuesday, December 29th at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. You can stream it via WatchESPN or the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Colorado vs. Texas (-9.5)
Point Total: 63.5
Money line: Colorado +310, Texas -420

Alamo Bowl Betting Splits

Texas: (39% of action, 51% of bets)
Colorado: (61% of action, 49% of bets)

  • Colorado is 4-1 against the spread this season, Texas is 4-5.
  • Six of Texas’ nine contests this season have hit the OVER.
  • Colorado is 2-1 against the spread this season as an underdog.

Alamo Bowl Betting Splits

Texas: (39% of handle, 51% of bets)
Colorado: (61% of handle, 49% of bets)

The Best Bet

Even though the Texas Longhorns are being favored by almost double-digit points, do not need sleep on the Colorado Buffaloes to make this a ballgame. The Buffs have done great against the spread this season and have the better running game, led by sophomore Jarek Broussard. As previously mentioned, we know that the Longhorns will have Sam Ehlinger under center. But what about the other players? That question still remains to be answered.

Pick: Colorado (+9.5)

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