2021 Valero Alamo Bowl
29th Alamo Bowl
1234 Total
Oregon 30227 32
Oklahoma 624143 47
DateDecember 29, 2021
Season2021
StadiumAlamodome
LocationSan Antonio, Texas
MVPKennedy Brooks (RB, Oklahoma) & Pat Fields (S, Oklahoma)[1]
FavoriteOklahoma by 4.5[2]
RefereeMike Roche (ACC)[3]
Attendance59,121
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
ESPN Radio
AnnouncersESPN: Jason Benetti (play-by-play), Andre Ware (analyst) and Paul Carcaterra (sideline)
ESPN Radio: Jorge Sedano (play-by-play), Max Starks (analyst), and Alex Chappell (sideline)
Alamo Bowl
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The 2021 Alamo Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 29, 2021, with kickoff at 9:15 p.m. EST (8:15 p.m. local CST) and televised on ESPN.[4] It was the 29th edition of the Alamo Bowl, and was one of the 2021–22 bowl games concluding the 2021 FBS football season. Sponsored by Valero Energy, the game was officially known as the Valero Alamo Bowl.

Teams

Consistent with conference tie-ins, the game was played between teams from the Pac-12 Conference and the Big 12 Conference. This was the eighth meeting between the programs; entering the bowl, Oklahoma led the all-time series 6–1 as Oregon's lone win came in 2006 at home.[5]

Oregon Ducks

Main article: 2021 Oregon Ducks football team

Oregon completed their regular seasons with a 10–2 record (7–2 in Pac-12 play) then lost the Pac-12 Championship Game to Utah, whom they had previously lost to during the season. The Ducks entered the bowl with a 10–3 record; their only other loss was to Stanford. As head coach Mario Cristobal left the Oregon program to join the Miami Hurricanes in early December, Bryan McClendon was named interim head coach of the Ducks for the bowl game.[6]

Oklahoma Sooners

Main article: 2021 Oklahoma Sooners football team

Oklahoma completed their regular season with an overall 10–2 record, 7–2 in Big 12 games. After starting their season with nine consecutive wins, the Sooners lost two of their final three games, to Baylor and Oklahoma State. Due to the departure of Lincoln Riley from the Oklahoma program (he was named head coach at USC), former Sooner head coach Bob Stoops was named to lead the team in their bowl game.[6]

Game summary

2021 Valero Alamo Bowl
1 2 34Total
No. 14 Oregon 3 0 22732
No. 16 Oklahoma 6 24 14347

at AlamodomeSan Antonio, Texas

  • Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021
  • Game time: 9:15 p.m. EST (8:15 p.m. local CST)
  • Game attendance: 59,121
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Jason Benetti (play-by-play), Andre Ware (analyst) and Paul Carcaterra (sideline)
  • Box score
Game information
First quarter
  • 7:56 OKLA – Kennedy Brooks 16-yard rush, Gabe Brkic kick wide. Drive: 9 plays, 54 yards, 4:31. Oklahoma 6–0
  • 1:57 ORE – Camden Lewis 24-yard field goal. Drive: 14 plays, 66 yards, 5:59. Oklahoma 6–3
Second quarter
  • 13:15 OKLA – Gabe Brkic 40-yard field goal. Drive: 11 plays, 52 yards, 3:42. Oklahoma 9–3
  • 10:29 OKLA – Drake Stoops 6-yard pass from Caleb Williams, Gabe Brkic kick good. Drive: 4 plays, 48 yards, 1:50. Oklahoma 16–3
  • 4:00 OKLA – Marvin Mims 55-yard pass from Caleb Williams, Gabe Brkic kick good. Drive: 7 plays, 89 yards, 2:20. Oklahoma 23–3
  • 0:36 OKLA – Kennedy Brooks 29-yard rush, Gabe Brkic kick good. Drive: 6 plays, 64 yards, 1:17. Oklahoma 30–3
Third quarter
  • 11:35 ORE – Travis Dye 11-yard rush, Kris Hutson conversion rush good. Drive: 9 plays, 81 yards, 3:25. Oklahoma 30–11
  • 8:38 OKLA – Eric Gray 6-yard pass from Caleb Williams, Gabe Brkic kick good. Drive: 6 plays, 76 yards, 2:57. Oklahoma 37–11
  • 7:08 ORE – Dont'e Thornton 66-yard pass from Anthony Brown, Camden Lewis kick good. Drive: 4 plays, 80 yards, 1:30. Oklahoma 37–18
  • 4:55 OKLA – Kennedy Brooks 8-yard run, Gabe Brkic kick good. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:13. Oklahoma 44–18
  • 0:56 ORE – Kris Hutson 34-yard pass from Anthony Brown, Camden Lewis kick good. Drive: 11 plays, 76 yards, 3:59. Oklahoma 44–25
Fourth quarter
  • 8:56 OKLA – Gabe Brkic 29-yard field goal. Drive: 12 plays, 53 yards, 7:00. Oklahoma 47–25
  • 6:46 ORE – Troy Franklin 30-yard pass from Anthony Brown, Camden Lewis kick good. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:10. Oklahoma 47–32

Statistics

Statistics ORE OKLA
First downs 26 27
Plays–yards 73–497 70–564
Rushes–yards 33–191 43–322
Passing yards 306 242
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 27–40–1 21–27–0
Time of possession 26:26 33:34
Team Category Player Statistics
Oregon Passing Anthony Brown 27/40, 306 yards, 3 TD, INT
Rushing Travis Dye 18 carries, 153 yards, TD
Receiving Donte Thornton 4 receptions, 90 yards, TD
Oklahoma Passing Caleb Williams 21/27, 242 yards, 3 TD
Rushing Kennedy Brooks 14 carries, 142 yards, 3 TD
Receiving Jalil Farooq 3 receptions, 64 yards

References

  1. ^ @LoeffelholzTV (December 30, 2021). "The Oklahoma Sooners take home the Alamo Bowl 47-32" (Tweet). Retrieved December 30, 2021 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Fawkes, Ben. "Odds for College Football Playoff, every bowl game". vsin.com. Retrieved December 8, 2021.
  3. ^ "2021-22 bowl officiating assignments". footballzebras.com. December 6, 2021. Retrieved December 8, 2021.
  4. ^ "2021 College Football Bowl Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  5. ^ "Winsipedia - Oklahoma vs. Oregon". Winsipedia.com. Archived from the original on 2014-10-04. Retrieved 2021-12-05.
  6. ^ a b "McClendon, Stoops To Coach Bowl Game". alamobowl.com. December 14, 2021. Retrieved December 30, 2021.