BOULDER, Colo. — The University of Colorado football team will face former conference rival Oklahoma State in the Alamo Bowl, it was announced Sunday.
The Buffaloes (10-3) finished No. 10 in the College Football Playoff rankings, dropping from No. 8 after a loss to Washington in the Pac-12 championship game on Friday night.
The Buffaloes were hoping for their first berth in the Rose Bowl, but USC, which finished ninth in the rankings, will represent the Pac-12 in the prestigious game on Jan. 2.
This was CU’s first winning season since 2005. The Buffaloes were Pac-12 South Division champions for the first time since joining the conference.
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The Buffaloes will play 12th-ranked Oklahoma State of the Big 12 Conference in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. The game will air on ESPN.
CU and Oklahoma State were in the Big 12 Conference and before that the Big Eight Conference before the Buffaloes left for the Pac-12.