Oregon’s Josh Huff (1) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Texas during the second quarter of the Valero Alamo Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Oregon’s Josh Huff (1) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Texas during the second quarter of the Valero Alamo Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
PAUL J. WEBER
AP Sports Writer
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — 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.