The Ducks are headed to the 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl for the second time in three years.
No. 15 Oregon will take on No. 11 TCU of the Big-12 conference on Jan. 2 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Alamo Bowl typically features the second-choice team from the Pac-12 and the third-choice team from the Big-12.
The Ducks had a chance to make the Rose Bowl, but needed a loss from either Clemson or Alabama on Saturday for Stanford to sneak into the College Football Playoff. Both the Tigers and the Crimson Tide won their match-ups.
The Ducks played the 2015 National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium last season and lost to Ohio State 42-20. They won the 2013 Alamo Bowl the season prior 30-7 over Texas.
UCLA won the 2014 Alamo Bowl last season 40-35 over Kansas State.
The Ducks ended the season ranked No. 16 by the College Football Playoff committee.
Effective now, the Valero Alamo bowl will be called Valero Alamo Track & Field classic due to all the speed on the field come jan. 2nd
— DEVOΝ ΑLLΕΝ 1⃣3⃣ (@DevonAllen13) December 6, 2015
Getting to know the TCU Horned Frogs. https://t.co/Uro7RQ2m0n
— Tyson Alger (@tysonalger) December 6, 2015
It will be TCU against Oregon in the Alamo Bowl. Expect a lot of points.
— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) December 6, 2015
TCU will be making its first appearance in San Antonio since Dutch Meyer’s final team in 1952 beat Trinity 47-0.
— Tim Griffin (@TimGriffinBig12) December 6, 2015