2017 Valero Alamo Bowl
25th Alamo Bowl
1234 Total
Stanford 147106 37
TCU 371316 39
DateDecember 28, 2017
Season2017
StadiumAlamodome
LocationSan Antonio, Texas
MVPOffensive: Kenny Hill (QB, TCU)
Defensive: Travin Howard (LB, TCU)
FavoriteTCU by 3
RefereeKen Williamson (SEC)
Attendance57,653[1]
PayoutUS$7,575,000[2]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersTV: Rece Davis, Joey Galloway, David Pollack, Quint Kessenich
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
Alamo Bowl
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The 2017 Alamo Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 28, 2017, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The 25th annual Alamo Bowl featured the Stanford Cardinal of the Pac-12 against the TCU Horned Frogs of the Big 12. It was one of the 2017–18 bowl games concluding the 2017 FBS football season. Sponsored by Valero Energy, the game was officially known as the Valero Alamo Bowl. The contest was televised on ESPN, with kickoff at 8:00 PM (CST).

Team selection

The game featured the Stanford Cardinal against the TCU Horned Frogs. This was the third meeting between the schools — they played games in 2007 and 2008 at each team's home stadium; TCU won both games to lead the series 2–0.[3]

Stanford

See also: 2017 Stanford Cardinal football team

TCU

See also: 2017 TCU Horned Frogs football team

Game summary

Scoring summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP STAN TCU
1 8:42 3 23 1:26 STAN Bryce Love 15-yard touchdown run, Jet Toner kick good 7 0
1 6:01 8 58 2:41 TCU 38-yard field goal by Cole Bunce 7 3
1 1:51 7 70 4:10 STAN J. J. Arcega-Whiteside 18-yard touchdown reception from K. J. Costello, Jet Toner kick good 14 3
2 7:24 11 53 6:06 STAN J. J. Arcega-Whiteside 14-yard touchdown reception from K. J. Costello, Jet Toner kick good 21 3
2 3:06 9 76 4:18 TCU Kenny Hill 6-yard touchdown run, Cole Bunce kick good 21 10
3 11:11 9 75 3:49 TCU Kenny Hill 27-yard touchdown reception from Desmon White, Cole Bunce kick no good 21 16
3 9:01 4 79 2:10 STAN Bryce Love 69-yard touchdown run, Jet Toner kick good 28 16
3 5:51 9 75 3:10 TCU Desmon White 11-yard touchdown reception from Kenny Hill, Cole Bunce kick good 28 23
3 2:09 7 64 3:42 STAN 27-yard field goal by Jet Toner 31 23
4 14:34 1 93 0:11 TCU Jalen Reagor 93-yard touchdown reception from Kenny Hill, 2-point pass failed 31 29
4 11:49 - - - TCU Desmon White 76 yard punt return 31 36
4 6:42 10 76 5:07 STAN J. J. Arcega-Whiteside 4-yard touchdown reception from K. J. Costello, 2-point pass failed 37 36
4 3:07 9 59 3:35 TCU 33-yard field goal by Cole Bunce 37 39
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 37 39

Statistics

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 13 Cardinal 14 7 10 6 37
No. 15 Horned Frogs 3 7 13 16 39
Statistics STAN TCU
First downs 17 21
Plays–yards 61–369 67–488
Rushes–yards 34–157 26–147
Passing yards 212 341
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 15–27–2 28–41–2
Time of possession 33:03 26:57
Team Category Player Statistics
STAN Passing K. J. Costello 15/27, 212 yds, 3 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Bryce Love 26 car, 145 yds, 2 TD
Receiving Cameron Scarlett 2 rec, 85 yds
TCU Passing Kenny Hill 24/40, 314 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Kenny Hill 9 car, 40 yds, 1 TD
Receiving Jalen Reagor 5 rec, 169 yds, 1 TD

References

  1. ^ @valeroalamobowl (29 December 2017). "Thank you to the 57,653 fans on the..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Bowl payout
  3. ^ Stanford Cardinal vs. TCU Horned Frogs series history