Texas Wins Alamo Bowl: By the Numbers

LonghornDigest.com takes a numerical look at Texas's victory over Oregon State in the Valero Alamo Bowl.

2 — The number of hours Texas offensive coordinator Major Applewhite said he spent with true freshman Jalen Overstreet in Conference Ballroom 15, trying to frantically prepare him in case quarterback David Ash went out with an injury. Ash made it through the game in-tact.

4 — The big plays by Texas's young starting linebacker trio of Kendall Thompson, Peter Jinkens and Tevin Jackson. Jinkens kicked things off with an interception on a screen pass, while Thompson — starting for Steve Edmond in the middle — and Jackson combined for three sacks.

4.5 — The number of sacks put up by Texas senior defensive end Alex Okafor, an Alamo Bowl record. Okafor's production was more than half of what he did all season — Okafor entered the contest with eight sacks and finished with 12.5.

7 — Ash hit on his final seven passes of the game, including two touchdowns, in leading the Longhorn comeback. Those seven passes went for 113 yards and spanned the Longhorns' final two possessions.

10 — The Longhorns sacked Oregon State quarterback Cody Vaz 10 times for a loss of 81 yards. Six of those sacks came in the second half, and four were in the fourth quarter as the Longhorns shut out the Beavers and rallied to win.

11-1 — Vaz's touchdown-to-interception ratio heading into the Alamo Bowl. Vaz was shut out in the bowl game from a touchdown standpoint, and he threw two interceptions to boot. The Longhorns also stripped and recovered a fumble from the junior quarterback.

26.4 — Average yards per touch for Marquise Goodwin in Saturday's game. Goodwin had one rush for 64 yards and four catches for 68 yards, producing three plays of 20-plus yards and scoring touchdowns of 64 and 36 yards.

68 — Yards put up by Oregon State's dynamic receiving duo of Markus Wheaton and Brandin Cooks, on six catches. Both had more than 1,000 yards receiving on the year, but neither was able to break loose against Carrington Byndom and Quandre Diggs.

69 — Oregon State's second-half yards, after the Beavers had 228 in the first half. Oregon State ran 28 plays in the second stanza, meaning that they averaged 2.5 yards per play.

118 — The number of rushing yards by former Pflugerville product Storm Woods. But Woods gained most of those yards early, rushing for 98 yards in the first half. He ran for just 20 in the second half, including minus-four yards in the fourth quarter.

235 — The second half yards gained by the Longhorns. Texas had 123 yards in the first half, with 64 of those yards coming on Goodwin's touchdown jaunt. Texas averaged 6.2 yards per play in the second half.

65,227 — The announced attendance at the 2012 Valero Alamo Bowl, the fourth-most in Alamo Bowl history. Not surprisingly, the top four attendance figures have come when either Texas or Texas A&M has taken part in the San Antonio-based bowl. The highest attendance of all time came when Texas A&M played Penn State in 2007 and 66,166 turned out to watch. Texas also has the second-highest attendance figure, set in 2006 when the Longhorns played Iowa (65,875).

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