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Texas 7 vs #10 Oregon 30
Ducks Spoil Coach Brown's Farewell
Attendance: 65918
MVPs: Offensive: Marcus Mariota, Oregon, quarterback Defensive: Avery Patterson, Oregon, cornerback
Awards: Fred Jacoby Sportsmanship Award: Carrington Byndom, Texas, cornerback
Coaches: Texas: Mack Brown Oregon: Mark Helfrich
Highlights: Mariota breaks bowl QB rushing record.
TV Rating: 4.5
TV Coverage: ESPN

Oregon’s 30-7 win in the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl gives Mark Helfrich 11 wins in his first season as the Ducks head coach, making him the winningest Oregon first-year head coach in program history. Helfrich’s predecessor Chip Kelly won 10 games in his first year as Oregon head coach in 2009.

This was the Ducks fifth 11+ win season in the school's history.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota broke the Valero Alamo Bowl record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 133 yards, topping Eric Crouch’s 118 yards against Northwestern in 2000. Mariota announced Dec. 3 that he would return for his junior season giving him a chance to be the second player to win the Heisman the year after playing the Valero Alamo Bowl. Crouch was the first.

In the game, Oregon senior receiver Josh Huff broke the Oregon single-season record for receiving yards with 104 yards in Oregon’s 30-7 win against Texas. Huff finishes the season with 1,140 yards. He also hauled in his 12th career touchdown in the second quarter, tying the Oregon career record for receiving touchdowns.
 
UNFAMILIAR FOES

The 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl marked only the sixth meeting between Texas and Oregon, with Texas holding the edge with four wins. The only other time the two teams met in a bowl was in the 2000 Holiday Bowl, which Oregon won 35-30. 

STARTING STRONG                                              

Big runs came early and often in the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl as Oregon and Texas both had players rushing for 100+ yards in the first half. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota paced the Ducks in the first half with 132 yards in the first half, adding only a yard in the second half. Junior running back Malcolm Brown led Texas with 113 yards in the first half, finishing with 130 yards.

PICKING AND GRINNING

For the first time in Valero Alamo Bowl history, Oregon recorded two interception returns for a touchdown. Oregon safety Avery Patterson 37-yard interception return for a TD in the first quarter was the fourth in Valero Alamo Bowl history and first since Oklahoma State cornerback Markelle Martin’s 62-yard INT return against Arizona in 2010. Linebacker Derrick Malone added a 38-yard INT return for a TD in the fourth quarter, the fifth in VAB history.

NO FLY ZONE

Oregon’s defense held Texas to 56 passing yards en route to its 30-7 win against the Longhorns. The Ducks’ allowed an average of 216 yards through the air in 2013 but held Case McCoy to eight completions for 48 yards and Tyron Swoopes to one completion for eight yards. The Ducks also added two interceptions, both returned for touchdowns.

GOING ON 30

The 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl marks the 4th time in 21 games that the Alamo Bowl was played on Dec. 30th, the last came in 2006, a 26-24 Texas victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes.

LONE STAR LETDOWN

Despite winning four of the last 6 games in which teams from Texas have played in the Valero Alamo Bowl, teams from the Lone Star State are only 5-6 all time in the 21-year history of the Alamo Bowl.

HOOKED ON BOWLING

The 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl marks the 52nd bowl game for the Longhorns, second to only Alabama on the NCAA all-time list (60). Texas is now 27-23-2 in bowl games.

GETTING THE LAST QUACK

The 30-7 Oregon win in the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl is the Ducks 2nd consecutive victory against the University of Texas. The two teams last met in the 2000 Holiday Bowl, a 35-30 Ducks victory. Before that, the Ducks were winless against the Longhorns having been outscored 169-40 in 4 previous meetings. 

A TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW

Texas is now 29-23 in its last 52 games versus Top 25 teams. Including the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl,

11 of those losses have come against Top 10 teams. During the Mack Brown era, UT is 38-33 against Top 25 teams, compared to 28-37-3 before Brown arrived in Austin.

HORNS UP

Despite the loss in the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl the Longhorns remain the 4th winningest football program in the NCAA since 1998.

MACK MADE HIS MARK

Texas notched 158 wins in the Mack Brown era. In his 16 years at the helm (159-47), Brown trails only Longhorn legendary coach Darrell Royal in wins (167). During that time, Brown led Texas to the fourth-most victories in the nation and the 3rd best winning percentage. Brown also has the highest winning percentage of all NCAA football coaches since 1990.

IN THE MACK OF TIME

Since 1990, Texas head coach Mack Brown ranks first in the nation in wins, having amassed a 225-73-1 record at Texas and North Carolina combined.

JUST ANOTHER POSTSEASON

Texas played in a bowl game in 15 of Mack Brown's 16 years as head coach. During that span, Texas is 10-5. Brown is the first Longhorn coach since Darrell Royal to post a .500 or better record in bowl games.

PLAYING CATCH UP

Texas senior receiver Mike Davis' capped off the 8th best single season for receiving yards in Longhorn history. Despite only tallying 2 grabs for 12 yards in the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl Davis finished the season with 951 yards, passing Mike Adams (942) on the list. 

WHEN THE GAME'S ON THE LINE

Texas senior offensive lineman Mason Walters started his 51st consecutive game in the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl. The streak is tops in the nation and will only be matched tomorrow's Liberty Bowl when Mississippi State offensive lineman Gabe Jackson  takes the field against Rice.

THE JEFFCOAT IS COMING

Longhorn senior defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat moved into 3rd place on the FBS' list for career sacks per game (.69 per game). His 2nd quarter sack of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota in the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl gave him 13 sacks on the season. He's 4th in the FBS in career sacks among active players. Jeffcoat finished a top-notch career with six tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack, one QB hurry and a forced fumble.

SACKMASTER

Longhorn senior defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat moved into 7th place on the school's all-time sack list when he took down Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota early in the 2nd quarter of the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl. Jeffcoat finished his career with 27.5 sacks in 40 games.  

THROWN FOR A LOSS

After another dominant performance in the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl, Longhorn senior defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat moved into a tie for 2nd place (Kiki DeAyala) on the school's all-time tackles for loss list (60), behind only Derrick Johnson (65). 

SACK SPECIALISTS

Texas defensive ends Jackson Jeffcoat and Cedric Reed showed just how dominant of a tandem they can be in the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl. They finished the season with 13 and 9 sacks, respectively. Jeffcoat and Reed are one of only two duos in the nation with 9 or more sacks (Louisville-Marcus Smith and Lorenzo Mauldin). 

CONTAINING CASE

Coming into the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl, Case McCoy needed only 133 passing yards to move past Shea Morenz into 9th place on the Longhorns all-time passing yards list, just below teammate David Ash (4,538). Oregon had other ideas, forcing McCoy into a subpar night completing only 6 passes for an Alamo Bowl record low 48 yards.

SWOOPES, THERE HE IS!

Texas freshman QB Tyrone Swoopes replaced starter Case McCoy early in the 3rd quarter in hopes of providing the Longhorns offense a much-needed spark. It was only the 5th time this season Swoopes has seen playing time.  

MR. 4,000

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota became the first Duck to eclipse the 4,000 yard mark in total offense with 253 passing yards and 134 rushing yards in the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl.  

LIKE CLOCKWORK

With his touchdown throw to Josh Huff in the second quarter of the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl, Marcus Mariota has now thrown for a TD in every game of his Oregon career (26 consecutive games).

ELITE COMPANY

With his 16-yard touchdown pass to Josh Huff, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota tied Joey Harrington’s career offensive touchdown record of 76. Mariota, who announced he would return for his junior season, will have the opportunity to pass the former NFL passer when Oregon faces South Dakota in its 2014 opener.

ALL-TIME ALAMO BOWL ATTENDANCE

A sellout crowd of 65,981 saw the #10 Oregon Ducks defeat the Texas Longhorns 30-7 in the

2013 Valero Alamo Bowl, the second-largest crowd in the Bowl’s 21-year history.

ALL-TIME ALAMO BOWL ATTENDANCE
66,166 Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2007 (Penn State vs. Texas A&M)
65,918 Valero Alamo Bowl, December 30, 2013 (Oregon vs. Texas)
65,875 Alamo Bowl, December 30, 2006 (Texas vs. Iowa)
65,380 SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 1999 (Penn State vs. Texas A&M)
65,277 Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2012 (Texas vs. Oregon State)
65,265 MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2004 (Ohio State vs. Oklahoma State)
65,256 Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2011 (Washington vs. Baylor)
65,232 SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2001 (Texas Tech vs. Iowa)
64,757 Valero Alamo Bowl, Jan. 2, 2010 (Michigan State vs. Texas Tech)
64,597 Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 1995 (Michigan vs. Texas A&M)
62,016 MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 2005 (Michigan vs. Nebraska)
60,780 Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 1998 (Kansas State vs. Purdue)
60,028 SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 30, 2000 (Nebraska vs. Northwestern)

57,595 Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2010 (Arizona vs. Oklahoma State)
56,229 MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2003 (Nebraska vs. Michigan State)

55,986 Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2008 (
Missouri vs. Northwestern)
55,677 Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 1996 (Texas Tech vs. Iowa)
55,552 Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 30, 1997 (Oklahoma State vs. Purdue)
50,690 Alamo Bowl presented by MasterCard, Dec. 28, 2002 (Wisc. vs.
Colorado)
45,716 Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 31, 1993 (
California vs. Iowa)
44,106 Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 31, 1994 (WashingtonState
vs. Baylor)

TOP 15 ALL-TIME ALAMODOME CROWDS
73,086 George Strait, June 1, 2013 (full stadium concert)
66,835 South Texas Billy Graham Crusade, April 6, 1997 (free event)
66,166 Valero Alamo Bowl, December 26, 2007 (Penn State vs. Texas A&M)

65,918 Valero Alamo Bowl, December 30, 2013 (Oregon vs. Texas)
65,875 Alamo Bowl, December 30, 2006 (Texas vs. Iowa)
65,562 New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons, Oct. 16, 2005
65,380 SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 1999 (Penn State vs. Texas A&M)
65,280 South Texas Billy Graham Crusade, April 5, 1997 (free event)
65,277 Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2012 (Texas vs. Oregon State)
65,265 MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2004 (Ohio State vs. Oklahoma State)
65,256 Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2011 (Washington vs. Baylor)
65,232 SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2001 (Texas Tech vs. Iowa)
65,035 Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship, Dec. 4, 1999 (Nebraska vs. Texas)
64,824 Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship, Dec. 6, 1997 (Nebraska vs. Texas A&M)
64,757 Valero Alamo Bowl, Jan. 2, 2010 (Michigan State vs. Texas Tech)

ALL-TIME ALAMO BOWL TV RATINGS
6.3 - Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 1995 (Michigan vs. Texas A&M)
6.0 - Alamo Bowl, Dec. 30, 2006 (Texas vs. Iowa)
5.6 - Valero Alamo Bowl, Jan. 2, 2010 (Michigan State vs. Texas Tech)
5.4 - MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 2005 (Michigan vs. Nebraska)
5.2 - SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 1999 (Penn State vs. Texas A&M)
5.1 - Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2011 (Washington vs. Baylor)
4.9 - Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 1998 (Kansas State vs. Purdue)
4.8 - Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2012 (Texas vs. Oregon State)
4.6 - Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2008 (Missouri vs. Northwestern)
4.5 - Valero Alamo Bowl, December 30, 2013 (Oregon vs. Texas--1st year of US Rating)
4.4 - Alamo Bowl presented by MasterCard, Dec. 28, 2002 (Wisconsin vs. Colorado)
4.3 - MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2004 (Ohio State vs. Oklahoma State)
4.2 - MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2003 (Nebraska vs. Michigan State)

3.9 - Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 30, 1997 (Oklahoma State vs. Purdue)
3.8 - SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 30, 2000 (Nebraska vs. Northwestern)
3.8 - Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 1996 (Texas Tech vs. Iowa)
3.8 - Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 31, 1994 (Washington State vs. Baylor)
3.8 - SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2001 (Texas Tech vs. Iowa)
3.3 - Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2010 (Arizona vs. Oklahoma State)
2.7 - Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2007 (Texas A&M vs. Penn State)

2.4 - Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 31, 1993 (California vs. Iowa)

Notes: The low rating for 2007 is partly attributable to the game being opposite of an NFL triplecast of the Patriots-Giants game as New England was playing for a 16-0 season. ESPN's increased distribution each year means the viewership per rating point also increases. In 2013 ESPN switched from coverage ratings to US ratings which would depress past ratings if adjusted accordingly. A more accurate way to make historical comparisons is via P2+ viewers.

VALERO ALAMO BOWL VIEWERSHIP IN ESPN'S TOP 20 NON-BCS GAMES
7,829,470 - Valero Alamo Bowl, Jan. 2, 2010 (Michigan State vs. Texas Tech)
7,791,097 - Alamo Bowl, December 30, 2006 (Texas vs. Iowa)
7,547,399 - Valero Alamo Bowl, December 30, 2013 (Oregon vs. Texas)
6,923,194 - Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2011 (Washington vs. Baylor)
6,884,950 - MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 2005 (Michigan vs. Nebraska)
6,756,916 - Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2012 (Texas vs. Oregon State)
6,170,190 - Builders Square Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 1995 (Michigan vs. Texas A&M)