Oregon flattens Texas in Alamo Bowl in Brown’s final game

2013-12-30T18:05:00Z 2013-12-30T20:12:09Z Oregon flattens Texas in Alamo Bowl in Brown’s final gameThe Associated Press The Associated Press
December 30, 2013 6:05 pm  • 

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.

Extra points

  • 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.

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