All eyes will be on the Valero Alamo Bowl game between the Texas Longhorns and the Oregon Ducks, but not necessarily because of the great matchup on the field. The college football nation will be anxiously waiting to see if the Longhorns can send Mack Brown off into the sunset with a win in his final game coaching at Texas.
Brown holds a 10-4 bowl-game record and is 0-1 against Oregon in his 16-year career as the Longhorns' leader. But ending his career in Austin on a high note will not be an easy task against the stacked Oregon Ducks, who appeared to be a favorite to play for the BCS National Championship before losing to Stanford early in November.
Can the Longhorns upset the well-balanced Ducks? Let's take a look.
Who: Texas (8-4) vs. No. 10 Oregon (10-2)
What: Valero Alamo Bowl
When: Monday, Dec. 30, 6:45 p.m. ET
Where: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Radio: ESPN Radio
Spread: Oregon (-14), as of Friday, Dec. 27 (per VegasInsider.com)
Last meeting: Dec. 29, 2000, Holiday Bowl
Last outcome: No. 8 Oregon 35, No. 12 Texas 30