ALAMO BOWL

THE BALTIMORE SUN

BAYLOR (7-4) vs. No. 24 WASH. STATE (7-4)

Site: San Antonio

Time: 8 tonight

TV: ESPN

Outlook: Washington State's defense ranks second in total defense (229.0 ypg) and is third in rushing defense (73.8 ypg). Baylor set a school record by scoring 359 points and averaging 32.6 points. Freshman Jerod Douglas set a Baylor record by rushing for 210 yards against Texas on Thanksgiving. The Alamo Bowl amounts to a consolation prize for Baylor, which appeared to be headed to the Cotton Bowl before losing three of its last five games, including a 63-35 loss to Texas. Washington State managed a 3-3 record in its last six games but defeated Rose Bowl-bound Oregon in early October. The Cougars' last bowl appearance was a win over Utah in the 1992 Copper Bowl. Baylor scored seven non-offensive touchdowns and had two safeties. Baylor also made its last appearance in 1992, edging Arizona, 20-15, in the Hancock Bowl.

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