Oregon crushes Texas in Mack Brown’s finale

Oregon crushes Texas in Mack Brown’s finale

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 30: Wide receiver Josh Huff #1 of the Oregon Ducks is tackled by cornerback Quandre Diggs #6 of the Texas Longhorns during the Valero Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome on December 30, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.

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by Associated Press

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Posted on December 30, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 31 at 5:58 PM

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- 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 night.

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.

But the blowout was a final reminder of why Brown is resigning after 16 seasons at Texas, which he led to a national championship in 2005 but couldn't reverse a sharp decline in recent years.

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