The Alamo Bowl could soon be the biggest game in the Big 12 bowl season under a new six-year deal with the Pac-12 announced Friday.
Next year, top ranked Big 12 and Pac-12 contenders outside the new four-team college football playoff will face off in the bowl game that started in 1993. The Cotton Bowl had previously been the signature game for Big 12 teams that didn't make the Bowl Championship Series.
The Alamo Bowl will also continue to get first dibs from the Pac-12 outside the playoff.
As of the past few years, the Alamo Bowl is on a streak of exciting postseason games. Texas rallied to beat Oregon State last year. Two seasons ago, Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III led Baylor to victory in a 67-56 thriller over Washington.