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Oregon vs. Texas, 2013 Alamo Bowl: Mack's swan song done in by Ducks

That was the end of an era for the Longhorns, but there's now a whole new round of high expectations in place for Oregon. For more on the game, check out Addicted to Quack and Burnt Orange Nation.

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Kingsbury and a candle in the wind

Nick Aliotti's retirement began happier than Mack Brown's, offenses blew scoring opportunities from coast to coast (well, from Nashville to San Diego), and Texas Tech made things look easy against Arizona State.

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Oregon blows out UT in Mack Brown's final game

The Ducks used two pick-six returns and their vaunted run game to pick apart the Longhorns all night long.

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The official Texas GIF of 2013

It took 13 games, but we've found him.

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How was this not called a face mask?

Mariota is already dealing with a head and MCL injury. Now he's having to deal with blatant face mask penalties not being called.

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Oregon proving too fast for Longhorns

The Oregon Ducks' explosive offense (and defense) was just too much for Texas in the first half of the Alamo Bowl. At the half, UO holds a 20-7 lead.

It took the Ducks all of 68 seconds to reach the end zone, though it came on defense. Avery Patterson intercepted an errant throw from Case McCoy and returned it 37 yards to the house to take an early 7-0 lead. Oregon then hit a 25-yard field goal to push the lead to 10-0 just a couple of minutes into the game.

Texas battled back with a 16-play drive that was capped off with a 1-yard touchdown run from McCoy. After drilling another field goal, the Ducks scored their first offensive touchdown with just 44 seconds left in the half on a shovel pass from Marcus Mariota to Josh Huff from 16 yards out.

While the Ducks may lead at halftime, All-Pac-12 offensive lineman Tyler Johnstone is done for the night with a right knee injury. Johnstone started all 12 games at left tackle this season. The Longhorns have injury concerns of their own as backup cornerback Duke Thomas is out for the game with an ankle injury.

Oregon will get the football to begin the third quarter.

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Oregon loses starting LT to knee injury

The Ducks lost their starting left tackle to a right knee injury in the second quarter of the Alamo Bowl.

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Oregon's immediate Alamo pick-six

Mack Brown's not the only longtime coach saying goodbye after the Alamo Bowl. The Ducks made sure defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti's last game started off in style:

That was Oregon's 18th pick-six since 2007, one of the highest totals in the country.

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Monday NFL Draft watch notes

A look at pro prospects to follow in the Music City, Alamo and Holiday bowls.

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How to watch the Alamo Bowl

With Mack Brown coaching his final game for the Longhorns, how will Texas fare against one of the nation's best offensive attacks? (Dec. 30, 6:45 p.m. ET, ESPN.)

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The big Alamo Bowl breakdown

On paper, the Alamo Bowl (Dec. 30, 6:45 p.m. ET, ESPN) features one of the biggest mismatches of the bowl season. But while Oregon was evidently fighting motivation issues late in the year, that won't be a problem for Texas; the Longhorns will be in "Win it for Coach!" mode. Can they?

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Even the bottoms of Oregon's cleats are shiny

The Ducks are probably wearing shiny underwear, too.

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Oregon DC Aliotti retiring

Nick Aliotti has been in charge of the Ducks defense for more than a decade. He'll step down after the Alamo Bowl.

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Alamo Bowl roundup

The game will be Mack Brown's finale as Texas's head coach. Here's what our three team blogs are talking about.

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Enjoy perhaps Oregon's Oregon-iest uniforms yet

The Ducks will debut this getup in the Alamo Bowl because of course they will.

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Pac-12 bowl previews and TV schedule

The Pac-12 just might be the deepest conference in the nation. Will it prove it this bowl season?

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Big 12 bowl previews and schedule

This season's Big 12 was top-heavy -- can those teams come away with big wins, with teams in three of this year's five or so biggest bowls?

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Oregon DB Troy Hill arrested for assault

It seems unlikely that Hill plays in the Alamo Bowl against Texas after being arrested on Friday.

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Byron Marshall likely to return for Alamo Bowl

Thomas Tyner has an injured hamstring but is expected to play.

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Mack Brown officially out

After 16 years and one national championship, the Mack Brown era is over. Here's our list of the 11 names to know as Texas' coaching search begins.

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Mack Brown not stepping down

If Mack Brown goes, it appears it won't be Mack Brown's choice. Update: Mack Brown is stepping down.

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Mack Brown: "My situation has not changed"

In a press conference leading up to the Alamo Bowl, the Texas head coach says he will meet with the school president and athletic director after the game.

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An embattled Mack Brown in one image

The head coach of Texas is having the opposite of fun right now

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Why to watch the Alamo Bowl

Dan Rubenstein reviews the reasons why the Ducks and Longhorns playing inside a dome is worth all of your time.

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Mack Brown reportedly leaving Texas

It's not official, but the biggest coaching search in college football will reportedly be underway soon.

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Oregon vs. Texas in Alamo

Which Ducks team shows up? Which Longhorns team shows up? The only thing we know is this: you should show up to your television.

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Hot seat watch: Waiting for Mack Brown

Just when the longtime Texas coach was out, we pulled him back in. Is Sunday the day for Mack Brown?

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