Alamo Bowl Matchup

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              Iowa State running back David Montgomery (32) breaks a tackle by Drake defensive back Alex Rogers (9) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State won 27-24. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Iowa State (8-4, Big 12) vs Washington State (10-2, Pac-12), Dec. 28, 9 p.m. EST

LOCATION: San Antonio

TOP PLAYERS

Iowa State: RB David Montgomery, 1,092 yards rushing, 12 touchdowns

Washington State: QB Gardner Minshew, 4,477 yards passing, 36 touchdowns

NOTABLE

Iowa State: The Cyclones won seven out of their last eight games after a 1-3 start and finished with their best-ever record, 6-3, in the Big 12.

Washington State: The Cougars’ seven-game winning streak — and faint playoff hopes — were dashed in a 28-15 loss to Washington in the Apple Cup on Nov. 23.

LAST TIME

First meeting.

BOWL HISTORY

Iowa State: 13th bowl appearance, first appearance in the Alamo Bowl.

Washington State: 14th bowl appearance, second appearance in the Alamo Bowl.