The most anticipated bowl game of the four that are scheduled on Monday is undoubtedly the Valero Alamo Bowl showdown between the Oregon Ducks of the Pac-12 Conference and the Texas Longhorns of the Big 12 Conference.
It doesn’t need to be explained that this game is the most anticipated of the bunch not just because of the two teams involved, rather because it’s the final game of the Mack Brown era in Austin. After 16 years on the job, Brown will be stepping down after this one as he tries to lead his beloved Longhorns to one last victory after they came up short of winning the Big 12 title in their regular season finale against the Baylor Bears.
That will be easier said than done, though, as they take on the high-powered Oregon Ducks offense, who’s looking to put one last exclamation point on an otherwise disappointing season. For the majority of the 2013 campaign, Oregon seemed poised to take a trip to Pasadena to compete for the final BCS National Championship, however losses to the Stanford Cardinal and Arizona Wildcats derailed those plans.
Date: Dec. 30
Start Time: 6:45 PM ET
Location: San Antonio, TX
TV Info: ESPN
Live Stream: WatchESPN app
Odds: Oregon -14.5
Prediction: It would be the feel-good story of the season to see Mack Brown go out with a win in this one, but unfortunately he doesn’t have the defensive unit on this squad to make that happen for him against the team he’s up against. If BYU taught us anything, it’s that Texas has serious issues with high-powered run attacks, so the Ducks may have a field day in the dome Monday night.
Oregon 38, Texas 28