1995 Builders Square Alamo Bowl
Third edition
1234 Total
Michigan 7337 20
Texas A&M 10336 22
DateDecember 28, 1995
Season1995
StadiumAlamodome
LocationSan Antonio, Texas
FavoriteMichigan by 5 points[1]
Attendance64,597
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersJack Corrigan, Rick Walker
Alamo Bowl
 < 1994  1996

The 1995 Alamo Bowl was the third edition of the college football bowl game and matched the #19 Texas A&M Aggies of the Southwest Conference and the #14 Michigan Wolverines of the Big Ten Conference. Part of the 1995–96 bowl schedule, it was held on Thursday night, December 28, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.[2]

Texas A&M scored first on a nine-yard run by running back Eric Bernard to take a 7–0 lead. Michigan answered with a 41-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brian Griese to wide receiver Amani Toomer, tying the game. Texas A&M scored again following a 27-yard field goal by kicker Kyle Bryant, and Texas A&M reclaimed the lead at 10–7.

In the second quarter, Remy Hamilton kicked a 28-yard field goal for Michigan to tie the game at ten. Bryant kicked his second field goal of the game, a 49-yarder before half to give Texas A&M a 13–10 halftime lead. In he third quarter, Bryant added another 47-yard field goal to increase the lead to 16–10.

Michigan's 26-yard field goal from Hamilton closed the margin to three, but Bryant added field goals of 31 and 37 yards to put the game out of reach, giving Texas A&M a 22–13 lead with 22 seconds left in the game. Griese's 44-yard touchdown pass to Toomer pulled Michigan to within 22–20 with only five seconds left.[3][4]

This was the final bowl win for the Southwest Conference, which disbanded the following spring. In the final AP poll, Texas A&M climbed to fifteenth and Michigan fell to seventeenth.

References

  1. ^ "The latest line: College football". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. December 28, 1995. p. 4D.
  2. ^ "Slocum playing down importance of bowl win". Victoria Advocate. (Texas). Associated Press. December 28, 1995. p. 2B.
  3. ^ "Aggies hold the fort at Alamo". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. December 29, 1995. p. 2C.
  4. ^ "'Wrecking Crew' sparkles as Aggies edge Michigan". Victoria Advocate. (Texas). Associated Press. December 29, 1995. p. 1B.