SAN ANTONIO — Quarterback Marcus Mariota had 386 total yards and No. 10 Oregon returned two interceptions for touchdowns, spoiling Texas coach Mack Brown’s farewell with a runaway 30-7 victory in the Alamo Bowl on Monday.
The BCS-snubbed Ducks (11-2) dominated throughout even though their famously high-powered offense scored just one touchdown, when Josh Huff turned a short pass from Mariota into a spectacular 16-yard sprint to the end zone.
Brown received warm goodbyes from a sellout crowd in what was practically a home game for Texas (8-5). Even the school marching band spelled his name at halftime.
Brown won a national championship in 2005 but couldn’t reverse a sharp decline in recent years.
Oregon took the lead for good when Avery Patterson took an interception back 37 yards for a score just 68 seconds into the game.
Mississippi 25, Georgia Tech 17: In Nashville, Tenn., Bo Wallace ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score as Mississippi won the Music City Bowl.
Navy 24, Middle Tennessee State 6: In Fort Worth, Texas, Keenan Reynolds ran for two more touchdowns and Navy won the Armed Forces Bowl.
- Washington running back
- Bishop Sankey
- will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft after the best rushing season (1,870 yards) in school history.
- David Cutcliffe
- , who led Duke to its first 10-win season and spot in the ACC championship game, has been named the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year.
- North Carolina junior offensive lineman
- Russell Bodine
- says he is entering the NFL draft.