Oregon football was hoping to end the season on a positive note but that just didn’t happen. Here’s what we learned from the ugly Alamo Bowl loss.
Let me preface this by saying that I was way off in my Oklahoma vs. Oregon football bold predictions piece from 24 hours ago. Now that we got that out of the way and I’m calling myself out before others can, let’s just say that this game was a nightmare for the Ducks.
After a nightmarish second quarter which saw a three-point deficit turn into a 27-point deficit by halftime, the Ducks looked completely out of it heading into the locker room.
Oregon came out in the second half and you could almost hear an audible groan from the fanbase as Anthony Brown took the field as the quarterback despite having a horrid first half. It just felt time for a Ty Thompson substitution, but the coaching staff decided to stick with Brown early.
The Ducks scored on their first drive of the third quarter and really made everyone believe a comeback was possible but Oklahoma marched right back and scored on the ensuing drive. Dont’e Thornton brought some hope back just a minute later with a 66-yard touchdown catch from Brown.
That excitement was once again short-lived as Oklahoma scored right away to make it 44-18 and there was just no way Oregon could keep up in this shootout.
What did we learn from this tough Alamo Bowl loss by the Ducks?