SAN ANTONIO – No. 10 Oregon first felt overlooked by the BCS, and then came to the Alamo Bowl overshadowed by Mack Browns final game at Texas.
But the Ducks are flying home with an attention-getting blowout.
Quarterback Marcus Mariota had 386 total yards and Oregon returned two interceptions for touchdowns, spoiling Browns emotional farewell after 16 seasons at Texas with a runaway 30-7 victory Monday night.
The BCS-snubbed Ducks (11-2) dominated throughout – even though their famously high-powered offense scored just one touchdown and repeatedly settled for field goals.
Leaving the field for the last time with Texas (8-5), Brown flashed the Hook em Horns hand signal to the scattered remaining Longhorns fans who stuck around to the end of another humbling loss this season. His players didnt say a word while surrounding Brown and his wife, who walked side by side into the tunnel.
Brown said he had no regrets about making this his exit. I think its best for Texas. Its best for me, its best for the players, he said. We need to win more than eight games. Last year was nine. I really thought we had a chance to win all the games this year. It didnt work. Its my job to make that work.
Music City Bowl
MISSISSIPPI 25, GEORGIA TECH 17: In Nashville, Tenn., Bo Wallace ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score as the Rebels (8-5) won a second straight bowl under coach Hugh Freeze.
Armed Forces Bowl
NAVY 24, MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST. 6: In Fort Worth, Texas, Keenan Reynolds ran for two touchdowns and the Midshipmen (9-4) won for the second time their last seven bowl games.