Dec 30, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) runs past Texas Longhorns defensive end Caleb Bluiett (42) during the first half at Alamo Dome. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon Defense Sends Aliotti Out With A Victory 30-7, Ducks Down Texas in Alamo Bowl

Texas decided to start the game on Offense, several plays later Avery Patterson let the Longhorns know that was not a good decision as he picked off Texas Quarterback Colt McCoy and ran 37 yards the other way for a touchdown. The Ducks Offense also got off to a hot start with Marcus Mariota using his feet quite a bit in the first half to move the Ducks.  Senior Josh Huff had a touchdown and Freshman Kicker Matt Wogan had three field goals in the first half and led at the break 20-7.

The second half was more of the same for the Ducks and included another farewell gift for Defensive Coordinator Nick Aliotti as Derrick Malone on Defense had a runback for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Marcus Mariota finished the night with 253 yards through the air with a touchdown and 134 yards on the ground. In the second half his legs seemed to be giving him some problems, likely cramping.

I’m outta shape, I haven’t been running around like this in a long time.

Marcus Mariota following the game to ESPN’s Holly Rowe

The Ducks now have six months off before they have to think about the 2014 season. Now officially the offseason for Oregon there is plenty to talk about in the coming weeks including a New Defensive Coordinator and some Ducks still have some decisions to make. Ifo Ekpre Olomu and De’Anthony Thomas have yet to announce their intentions for next season.

Update: Media reports are saying Tyler Johnstone, Ducks Left Tackle Tore his ACL during the game.

Oregon finishes the 2013 season 11-2 in Mark Helfrich’s first season and Nick Aliotti’s last.

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