Oregon vs. Texas Preview: Who Will Show Up
Who will show up? That’s the biggest question heading into San Antonio. Will the Ducks’ whose last five seasons ended in BCS bowls, find the motivation to give maximum effort? Or will the Longhorns provide outgoing coach Mack Brown one final triumph?
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, who was taking a pounding late in the season but came through with a strong outing against Oregon State in his most recent action, should benefit from the time off. He’s going to need his considerable speed if Texas DE Jackson Jeffcoat makes his way into the backfield too often. RB De’Anthony Thomas and WR Josh Huff can also help if the Longhorns bring heat.
Texas QB Case McCoy could find himself needing to answer scores on numerous occasions.