After a much needed break after the UIL State Championship games it was on to College Bowl season. This year I had the chance to cover the Texas Bowl in Houston, Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, and probably my favorite bowl to cover this year the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Bowl games are a ton of fun and it is great to get the chance to see some of the best college teams from around the country that we don’t normally get a chance to see play in Texas.

Bowl season started on December 28th with the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas between Texas A&M and Kansas State. Now both of these teams are familiar with Texas, obviously A&M being from Texas and Kansas State being a part of the Big XII conference and playing a number of games each year against Texas teams. It was a great game which started out looking like the Aggies were going to run away with it just to have Kansas State fight back and pull off the win.

Here are some of the shots from the game….

December 28, 2016: Kansas State Wildcats defensive back D.J. Reed (2) hauls in an interception that is negated by a defensive offsides in the second half during the NCAA football game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Kansas State Wildcats in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. Kansas State Wildcats defeats Texas A&M Aggies 33-28. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 28, 2016: Kansas State Wildcats defensive back D.J. Reed (2) hauls in an interception that is negated by a defensive offsides in the second half during the NCAA football game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Kansas State Wildcats in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. Kansas State Wildcats defeats Texas A&M Aggies 33-28. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 28, 2016: Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Trevor Knight (8) drops back to pass in the second half during the NCAA football game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Kansas State Wildcats in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. Kansas State Wildcats defeats Texas A&M Aggies 33-28. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 28, 2016: Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Trevor Knight (8) drops back to pass in the second half during the NCAA football game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Kansas State Wildcats in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. Kansas State Wildcats defeats Texas A&M Aggies 33-28. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 28, 2016: Kansas State Wildcats defensive back Kendall Adams (21) intercepts a pass from Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Christian Kirk (3) in the first half during the NCAA football game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Kansas State Wildcats in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX.; John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 28, 2016: Kansas State Wildcats defensive back Kendall Adams (21) intercepts a pass from Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Christian Kirk (3) in the first half during the NCAA football game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Kansas State Wildcats in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX.; John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 28, 2016: Texas A&M Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin argues a defensive personal foul penalty in the first half during the NCAA football game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Kansas State Wildcats in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX.; John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 28, 2016: Texas A&M Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin argues a defensive personal foul penalty in the first half during the NCAA football game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Kansas State Wildcats in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX.; John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 28, 2016: Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) turns the corner in the second half during the NCAA football game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Kansas State Wildcats in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. Kansas State Wildcats defeats Texas A&M Aggies 33-28. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 28, 2016: Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) turns the corner in the second half during the NCAA football game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Kansas State Wildcats in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. Kansas State Wildcats defeats Texas A&M Aggies 33-28. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 28, 2016: Kansas State Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder discusses what to do while in a timeout in the second half during the NCAA football game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Kansas State Wildcats in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. Kansas State Wildcats defeats Texas A&M Aggies 33-28. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 28, 2016: Kansas State Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder discusses what to do while in a timeout in the second half during the NCAA football game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Kansas State Wildcats in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. Kansas State Wildcats defeats Texas A&M Aggies 33-28. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 28, 2016: Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Josh Reynolds (11) goes up for a catch for a touchdown bring the score to 23-21 Kansas State Wildcats in the third quarter during the NCAA football game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Kansas State Wildcats in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. Kansas State Wildcats defeats Texas A&M Aggies 33-28. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 28, 2016: Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Josh Reynolds (11) goes up for a catch for a touchdown bring the score to 23-21 Kansas State Wildcats in the third quarter during the NCAA football game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Kansas State Wildcats in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. Kansas State Wildcats defeats Texas A&M Aggies 33-28. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 28, 2016: Texas A&M Aggies take the field during the NCAA football game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Kansas State Wildcats in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX.; John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 28, 2016: Texas A&M Aggies take the field during the NCAA football game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Kansas State Wildcats in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX.; John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

The following day I headed to San Antonio to cover the Alamo Bowl which ended up not being the most spectacular game of the year after Oklahoma State took control of Colorado. The coolest part of the game for me was the opportunity to shoot the running of Ralphie the Colorado Buffalo.

Here are some shots from the game…

December 29, 2016: Oklahoma State Cowboys flag carrier during the pregame of the NCAA football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Colorado Buffaloes in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 29, 2016: Oklahoma State Cowboys flag carrier during the pregame of the NCAA football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Colorado Buffaloes in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 29, 2016: Colorado Buffaloes head coach Mike MacIntyre argues a call in the first half during the NCAA football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Colorado Buffaloes in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 29, 2016: Colorado Buffaloes head coach Mike MacIntyre argues a call in the first half during the NCAA football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Colorado Buffaloes in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 29, 2016: Oklahoma State Cowboys wide receiver James Washington (28) goes up for a pass for a first down in the first quarter during the NCAA football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Colorado Buffaloes in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 29, 2016: Oklahoma State Cowboys wide receiver James Washington (28) goes up for a pass for a first down in the first quarter during the NCAA football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Colorado Buffaloes in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 29, 2016: Oklahoma State Cowboys wide receiver James Washington (28) hauls in a pass over a Colorado Buffaloes defender deep in Colorado territory setting up an eventual touchdown in the first half during the NCAA football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Colorado Buffaloes in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 29, 2016: Oklahoma State Cowboys wide receiver James Washington (28) hauls in a pass over a Colorado Buffaloes defender deep in Colorado territory setting up an eventual touchdown in the first half during the NCAA football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Colorado Buffaloes in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 29, 2016: Colorado Buffaloes Ralphie takes the field at the start of the NCAA football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Colorado Buffaloes in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. John Glaser/CSM. The Oklahoma State Cowboys defeat the Colorado Buffaloes 38-8. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

December 29, 2016: Colorado Buffaloes Ralphie takes the field at the start of the NCAA football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Colorado Buffaloes in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. John Glaser/CSM. The Oklahoma State Cowboys defeat the Colorado Buffaloes 38-8. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

Bowl season ended with a trip to Dallas…not only did I get a chance to see what ended up being a pretty good team between Wisconsin and Western Michigan I also had a chance to visit with my Aunt, Uncle, and Cousin who live in Denton. They were gracious enough to let me stay the night with them which was a huge blessing. I will say though I was so excited about shooting the game that I had a difficult time sleeping the night before.

Here are some of my shots from the game…

January 2, 2017: Wisconsin Badgers running back Taiwan Deal (28) rushes on the opening series in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

January 2, 2017: Wisconsin Badgers running back Taiwan Deal (28) rushes on the opening series in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

January 2, 2017: Wisconsin Badgers tight end [ (81) hauls in a one handed catch on the opening drive setting up the first score of the game in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

January 2, 2017: Wisconsin Badgers tight end [ (81) hauls in a one handed catch on the opening drive setting up the first score of the game in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

January 2, 2017: Wisconsin Badgers running back Corey Clement (6) reaches the end zone on the opening drive putting the Badgers up 7-0 in the first quarter in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

January 2, 2017: Wisconsin Badgers running back Corey Clement (6) reaches the end zone on the opening drive putting the Badgers up 7-0 in the first quarter in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

January 2, 2017: Wisconsin Badgers running back Dare Ogunbowale (23) rushes to the outside eventually tackled at the one yard line in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

January 2, 2017: Wisconsin Badgers running back Dare Ogunbowale (23) rushes to the outside eventually tackled at the one yard line in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

January 2, 2017: Western Michigan Broncos quarterback Zach Terrell (11) barks out calls at the line of scrimmage in the first half of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

January 2, 2017: Western Michigan Broncos quarterback Zach Terrell (11) barks out calls at the line of scrimmage in the first half of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

January 2, 2017: Western Michigan Broncos head coach P. J. Fleck looks on late in the fourth quarter of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. John Glaser/CSM. The Wisconsin Badgers defeat the Western Michigan Broncos 24-16, (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

January 2, 2017: Western Michigan Broncos head coach P. J. Fleck looks on late in the fourth quarter of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. John Glaser/CSM. The Wisconsin Badgers defeat the Western Michigan Broncos 24-16, (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

January 2, 2017: Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Bart Houston (13) drops back to pass deep in Wisconsin Badgers territory during the second half of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. John Glaser/CSM. The Wisconsin Badgers defeat the Western Michigan Broncos 24-16, (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

January 2, 2017: Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Bart Houston (13) drops back to pass deep in Wisconsin Badgers territory during the second half of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. John Glaser/CSM. The Wisconsin Badgers defeat the Western Michigan Broncos 24-16, (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

January 2, 2017: Wisconsin Badgers mascot Bucky Badger during the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. John Glaser/CSM. The Wisconsin Badgers defeat the Western Michigan Broncos 24-16, (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

January 2, 2017: Wisconsin Badgers mascot Bucky Badger during the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. John Glaser/CSM. The Wisconsin Badgers defeat the Western Michigan Broncos 24-16, (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

January 2, 2017: Commemorative football featuring the matchup in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

January 2, 2017: Commemorative football featuring the matchup in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. John Glaser/CSM. (Credit Image: © John Glaser/Cal Sport Media)

Needless to say after the bowls were over I was ready for some rest but it was back to work the next day and on to the next great adventure. More to come so stay tuned!!!