If there were ever a bowl game deserving of the word “epic,” it would be the 2016 Alamo Bowl. Texas Christian University's Horned Frogs’ victory over the Oregon Ducks ranks as possibly the most stunning comeback win ever.

 

This is the remarkable story of that game and its underdog hero, Bram Kohlhausen.

 

Bram made it to TCU after an unfortunate debut at University of Houston and a stint at a West Coast junior college, and had never before started in a four-year college game. Now the graduating senior found himself approaching the last game of his varsity career — as TCU’s walk-on No. 2 quarterback. It had been his father’s dream to see Bram start as a major team quarterback, but cancer claimed him two months earlier. 

 

Two days before the Alamo Bowl, star quarterback Trevone Boykin punched a San Antonio policeman in a Riverwalk bar brawl. Suddenly, it was Bram the backup QB leading the Frogs into the Alamodome — and straight into a disastrous first half. 

 

Bram was convinced he would be benched for the rest of the game. The score was hopeless: 31-0 and he was certain his last chance had been

ignominiously blown.

What happened next was a triple-overtime turnaround victory that astounded the sports world.

  

In REMEMBER THE ALAMO BOWL,  award-winning sports columnist Jim Reeves puts you on the field, in the quarterback’s head, and in the middle of the making of a legend. 

REMEMBER THE ALAMO BOWL: Bram Kohlhausen's Epic TCU Comeback

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  • If there were ever a bowl game deserving of the word “epic,” it would be the 2016 Alamo Bowl. Texas Christian University's Horned Frogs’ victory over the Oregon Ducks ranks as possibly the most stunning comeback win ever.

    This is the remarkable story of that game and its underdog hero, Bram Kohlhausen. Bram made it to TCU after an unfortunate debut at University of Houston and a stint at a West Coast junior college, and had never before started in a four-year college game.

    Now the graduating senior found himself approaching the last game of his varsity career — as TCU’s walk-on No. 2 quarterback. It had been his father’s dream to see Bram start as a major team quarterback, but cancer claimed him two months earlier.

    Two days before the Alamo Bowl, star quarterback Trevone Boykin punched a San Antonio policeman in a Riverwalk bar brawl. Suddenly, it was Bram the backup QB leading the Frogs into the Alamodome — and straight into a disastrous first half.

    Bram was convinced he would be benched for the rest of the game. The score was hopeless: 31-0 and he was certain his last chance had been ignominiously blown. What happened next was a triple-overtime turnaround victory that astounded the sports world. In REMEMBER THE ALAMO BOWL, award-winning sports columnist Jim Reeves puts you on the field, in the quarterback’s head, and in the middle of the making of a legend.

    ADVANCE PRAISE

    “A candid and poignant true life parable of one young man's winding journey from unfilled promises to a moment of magical destiny. A beautiful, uplifting story, so very well told...” –Carlton Stowers, two-time Edgar winner  and author of Staubach: Portrait of the Brightest Star

    “Veteran sports writer Jim Reeves spins a great football tale featuring backup TCU quarterback Bram Kohlhausen, down 31-0 at the half of the Alamo Bowl, who engineered one of the most unlikely comebacks in college football history. Glenn Dromgoole, A Small Town in Texas: Reflections on Growing Up in the '50s and '60s