No. 12 Washington to face Steve Sarkisian, No. 21 Texas in Alamo Bowl

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 19: Michael Penix Jr. #9 of the Washington Huskies reacts after beating Colorado Buffaloes 54-7 at Husky Stadium on November 19, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

No. 21 Texas (8-4, Big 12; No. 20 CFP) vs. No. 12 Washington (10-2, Pac 12; No. 12 CFP), Dec. 29, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN

LOCATION: Alamodome, San Antonio.


Texas: RB Bijan Robinson, 1,580 yards with 18 touchdowns. He’s tops in Big 12 in rushing and fifth nationally.

Washington: QB Michael Penix Jr., led the country with 4,354 yards passing, also completed 66% of his throws with 29 touchdowns.


Texas: The Longhorns have won three of their last four games, including a 34-27 win at eventual Big 12 champion Kansas State on Nov. 5. Three of Texas’ defeats were to ranked opponents by a total of 11 points.

Washington: The Huskies won their final six games of the regular season heading into their first bowl game since 2019.


Texas 47, Washington 43, Dec. 28, 2001.


Texas: The Longhorns are 31-24-3 in bowl games. It’s Texas’ sixth time in the Alamo Bowl, where it has won four of its previous five meetings.

Washington: The Huskies are making their second Alamo Bowl appearance, the other a wild 67-56 loss to Baylor in 2011. Washington is 19-20-1 in bowls.