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Texas-Oregon in Valero Alamo Bowl

Posted December 8th, 2013

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Texas (8-4) will face Oregon (10-2) in the Valero Alamo Bowl.

Kickoff is set for 5:45 p.m. on Dec. 30 in the Alamodome.

This will be the second straight year the Longhorns spent the holidays in San Antonio. Last season, UT defeated 15th-ranked Oregon State 31-28 in a thrilling come-from-behind finish.

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UT went into the regular-season finale against Baylor with a chance to win the Big 12 championship and play in the Fiesta Bowl. However, the Bears won 30-10 and claimed their first-ever league title and the automatic BCS berth.

The game will be televised by ESPN.

Payout: $6 million

Tickets: Prices start at $35

Stadium capacity: 65,000

More info: (210) 226-2695 or www.alamobowl.com

About Texas:  This will be just the third time UT has played in the Alamo Bowl. QB Case McCoy will get one final chance at victory after struggling last Saturday against Baylor. It’s also the final game for senior DE Jackson Jeffcoat and likely the final game for fellow DE Cedric Reed, who is weighing whether to go pro.

About Oregon: The Ducks will be the highest-ranked team to play in the Alamo Bowl since No. 8 Nebraska made an appearance in 2000. They are led by QB Marcus Mariota, a redshirt sophomore who was once in Heisman contention. They had two difficult losses down the stretch during the regular season — a 26-20 loss to then-No. 5 Stanford and a 42-16 loss to Arizona. Beside Mariota, Oregon’s 1-2 offensive punch is RB Byron Marshall (995 rushing yards, 14 TDs) and WR Josh Huff (1,036 receiving yards, 11 TDs)

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