Alamo close to home for Beavers RB Woods

Run­ning back will have a home­com­ing of sorts when his Beavers play Horns in San An­to­nio.

Austin American-Statesman - - C SPORTS - By Randy Riggs rriggs@states­man.com

When Mike Ri­ley an­nounced to his Ore­gon State foot­ball team Sun­day that the Beavers were bound for the Alamo Bowl to play Texas, Storm Woods’ re­ac­tion was less than sub­tle.

“I was jump­ing up and down with ex­cite­ment,” the Beavers’ red­shirt fresh­man run­ning back said. “I was ec­static.”

Small won­der. The Dec. 29 bowl game will be some­thing of a home­com­ing for Woods, who, like Longhorns de­fen­sive end Alex Okafor, played at Pflugerville High School.

Con­se­quently, Woods — the Beavers’ lead­ing rusher — will have his own cheer­ing sec­tion

DON RYAN / AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Ore­gon State run­ning back Storm Woods (mid­dle), from Pflugerville, was ‘jump­ing up and down with ex­cite­ment’ when he found out his team would play in the Alamo Bowl.

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