The Longhorns destroyed the Buffs 55-23, a result that, much like Kansas State, suggests that Texas was capable of much more than their season results. Doing it down 1/3rd of their regular season starters is further proof of that point. This was a deeper, more talented Texas team than conventional wisdom - or apparently some Longhorn coaches - realized.
Glimpses of freshman running back Bijan Robinson’s ability were revealed in touches during the early portion of the Valero Alamo Bowl. First, a 27-yard rush, then an 8-yard touchdown run on the opening drive, then a 50-yard run followed by a 14-yard touchdown reception a few drives later.
Colorado wasn't a great team this season. The Pac-12 is really approaching a sad state of affairs these days. Last year's 10-win league runner-up was squashed by Texas. This year's 5-1 Colorado drew a Texas putting three new starters on the offensive line and still got smoked. Make no mistake, Colorado was quite bad this year despite their relative success in the Pac-12. Texas handled them like a Longhorn squad should handle an opponent of this caliber by burying them 55-23.
Texas wraps up its 2020 season with an Alamo Bowl matchup versus the Colorado Buffaloes. Predictions, players to watch, San Antonio memories, and a look at the College Football Playoff in the Roundtable.