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No. 11 Utah Utes To Face Texas Longhorns In Alamo Bowl

Utah Utes running back Zack Moss (2) walks off the field following the Pac-12 Championship game against Oregon at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The University of Utah football team announced that they have accepted an invitation to play in the Valero Alamo Bowl against the Texas Longhorns.

It’s the first time in school history that the Utes will play in the Alamo Bowl.

All-time, Utah is 0-1 against Texas with their only matchup taking place in Austin in 1982 with the Longhorns winning the game, 21-12.

“Having the opportunity for this team to play together one more time in the Alamo Bowl is something we are all looking forward to,” Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham said. “We appreciate the invitation, and know our team and our fans will have a great experience in San Antonio. We are proud of all this team has accomplished this year, including winning a second consecutive Pac-12 South title and winning 11 games, the third-highest single-season total in school history.”

Utah is coming off of a disappointing 37-15 loss to the Oregon Ducks in the Pac-12 Championship game on Friday night at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. They finished the regular season with an 11-2 record.

Texas ended their regular season with a 7-5 overall record and 5-4 in the Big 12 conference, finishing third in the standings. They beat Texas Tech 49-24 in the regular season finale. The Longhorns have wins over Louisiana Tech, Rice Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Kansas, Kansas State and Texas Tech. Their losses came against LSU, Oklahoma, TCU, Iowa State and Baylor.

The Alamo Bowl will be played on Tuesday, December 31 at 5:30 p.m. The game will be played in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas and will be broadcast on ESPN.

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