The first ever Alamo Bowl was held at Alamo Stadium, in San Antonio, Texas, on January 4, 1947. It was the only Alamo Bowl at this location and is not associated with the modern day Alamo Bowl held at Alamodome.
The participating teams in the 1947 Alamo Bowl were Hardin-Simmons University and University of Denver. The game time temperature was 25 degrees Fahrenheit. Hardin-Simmons University won the game 20 - 0.