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Game Preview: Longhorns to have last hurrah at Alamo Bowl
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For the fourth time in seven years, the Texas Longhorns head down to San Antonio to play in the Alamo Bowl. This time, the Longhorns will face former Big 12 opponent the Colorado Buffaloes.

Texas is coming off a up and down regular season that saw protests, coaching rumors and headaches for almost everyone involved. The Longhorns are a perfect 3-0 in bowl games under Herman, inducing a Sugar Bowl win two seasons ago. If there is anything fans can count on with Herman, it's a good bowl showing from his squad.

Texas found a winning combination in running backs Bijan Robinson and Roschon Johnson who were able to rush for over 300 combined yards against Kansas State in their last outing. Colorado's rush defense 57th in the country allowed over 156 yards per game on the ground, meaning that Herman and offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich might run the ball more against the Buffaloes than they did during the regular season.

For Sam Ehlinger, he will be the only captain available for the Longhorns after all the others decided to opt out of the Bowl game and instead get ready for the 2021 NFL Draft. Ehlinger has been known all year for being the lone man standing out. The senior quarterback from Westlake will play his final game as a Longhorn Tuesday and will be playing behind two freshmen offensive linemen after injuries to Derek Kerstetter and Samuel Cosmi.

The Texas defense will have to prepare for Jarek Broussard who's averaging over 160 yards per game. The All-Pac 12 running back was able to rush for over 100 yards in all but one game this season. It will be up to the Texas defense to try to stop Broussard, and with the opt-out of Joseph Ossai, that task will be a lot tougher. Longhorn fans should expect a very back and fourth battle on the ground between these two teams Tuesday.

Tuesday should be the final nail in the 2020 season. If things go right for the Longhorns, this could be a step in the right direction and a fitting end to one of best statistical careers from a Longhorn quarterback. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. on ESPN.


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