No. 10 Oregon to face Texas in Alamo Bowl

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 8, 2013 at 9:36 pm •  Published: December 8, 2013
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While No. 10 Oregon didn't land an at-large BCS bid, it did earn a date against Texas in one of the more intriguing matchups of the upcoming bowl season.

The Ducks will square off against the Longhorns in their first Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30 in San Antonio.

Oregon (10-2) won its first eight games and was in the national title discussion before losing at Stanford on Nov. 7. The Ducks also got blown out at Arizona before rallying to beat rival Oregon State 36-35.

"We had a tough kind of four-game stretch there at the end of the season. Kind of stubbed our toe a little bit. But we'll be hungry to get back out there," Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said.

Texas (8-4) will play in San Antonio for the second straight year, having beaten Oregon State 31-27 a year ago.

The Longhorns had a chance to win the Big 12 title and play in a BCS bowl game, but the Longhorns lost to Baylor 30-10 Saturday in the regular season finale.

Texas opened league play with six straight wins before losing two of its last three.



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