In their first matchup since 2009, the Colorado Buffaloes will face the Oklahoma State Cowboys on December 29th in the Valero Alamo Bowl.
The Buffs have become an entirely different beast since they last saw the Cowboys on the gridiron, having moved from the Big 12 to the Pac-12 in 2011 and making a variety of staffing changes (most notably the hiring of head coach Mike MacIntyre and defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt). Despite finishing in the bottom of the Pac-12 South for five consecutive seasons, Colorado has made a name for themselves in 2016 as a team to watch. After finishing this season 10-3, with a tough loss to #4 Washington in the Pac-12 Championship, Colorado is the favorite to take home the win in San Antonio.
Don’t let their performance in the Pac-12 Championship fool you. With their highly-ranked defense and running back Phillip Lindsay (who finished the season with 1189 rushing yards), the Colorado Buffaloes will be a tough team to beat for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Buffs have something to prove in the Alamo Bowl and they want us to know that they plan to stay at the top of college football.
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