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2009 Alamo Bowl: Michigan St. Vs Texas Tech

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Last Years Pick: Missouri -12.5, Loss

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The Alamo Bowl will be the night cap on the 4thof January and the last bowl game of the night should provide plenty of fireworks. The explosive offense of the Red Raiders of Texas Tech will match up against the Spartans of Michigan St.  

The Red Raiders lost some key personnel but still managed to come back and light up the scoreboard while winning some big games. They finished 8-4 on the season and that was good enough to get an invite to the Alamo Bowl. 

The Spartans of Michigan St got the other invite but it was questionable to some. The Spartans finished just 6-6 on the season and even worse against the number at 4-6-1.They stumbled down the stretch and need to get it together to face Texas Tech. 

The hype in this game will be all about the offense the Red Raiders bring to the game but don’t sleep on what Michigan St brings to the game. They averaged 30 points a game on the season and that number increased when they went on the road. The Red Raiders will have no run game and the pass defense of the Spartans will be up for the challenge. The Spartans are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home. The Red Raiders are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 bowl games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big Ten, and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. This game is closer than the experts think and this could be one of the biggest upsets of the bowl season. 

Alamo Bowl Pick: Michigan St. +8 



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Past results and history of the Alamo Bowl:

Alamo Bowl Results
Date
Won
Pts.
Lost
Pts.
12/31/93
California
37
Iowa
3
12/31/94
Washington St.
10
Baylor
3
12/28/95
Texas A&M
22
Michigan
20
12/29/96
Iowa
27
Texas Tech
0
12/30/97
Purdue
33
Oklahoma State
20
12/29/98
Purdue
37
Kansas State
34
12/28/99
Penn State
24
Texas A&M
0
12/30/00
Nebraska
66
Northwestern
17
12/29/01
Iowa
19
Texas Tech
16
12/28/02
Wisconsin
31
Colorado
28
12/29/03
Nebraska
17
Michigan State
3
12/29/04
33
Oklahoma State
7
12/28/05
Nebraska
32
Michigan
28
12/30/06
Texas
26
Iowa
24
12/30/07
Penn State
24
Texas A&M
17
12/29/08
Missouri (OT)
30
Northwestern
23
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