Photos: Oregon football — Ducks 20, Texas Longhorns 7 at halftime of Alamo Bowl

Posted by Michael Arellano and Ryan Kang on Monday, Dec. 30 at 5:50 pm.

The No. 10 Oregon Ducks (10-2) lead the Texas Longhorns (8-4) 20-7 at halftime of the Alamo Bowl. The game started well for the Ducks as Avery Patterson intercepted a tipped Case McCoy pass five plays in and returned it for a touchdown, putting the Ducks up 7-0. Oregon’s offense struggled for most of the half but the defense never let Texas take the lead, giving up 156 total yards (Oregon had 296), including just 31 through the air. Marcus Mariota had a huge half for Oregon, passing for 130 yards and one touchdown (to Josh Huff) on 9-of-13 passing and rushing for 132 yards (a season-high). Malcolm Brown led Texas with 113 rushing yards. McCoy scored a one-yard rushing touchdown for the lone Texas score of the game.

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Bevo the Longhorns steer waits in his pen during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Bevo the Longhorns steer waits in his pen during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

The American flag is unfurled during the singing of the national anthem. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

The American flag is unfurled during the singing of the national anthem. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

The Longhorns take the field. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

The Longhorns take the field. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Longhorns faithful cheer on departing Texas head coach Mack Brown. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Longhorns faithful cheer on departing Texas head coach Mack Brown. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

A member of the Longhorns band prepares for the national anthem. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

A member of the Longhorns band prepares for the national anthem. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

An Oregon fan with creative face paint awaits kickoff. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

An Oregon fan with creative face paint awaits kickoff. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Texas sophomore wide receiver Kendall Sanders (2) is tackled by Oregon junior linebacker Rodney Hardrick (48) during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Texas sophomore wide receiver Kendall Sanders (2) is tackled by Oregon junior linebacker Rodney Hardrick (48) during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore running back Byron Marshall (9) is tripped up by Texas senior safety Adrian Phillips (17) during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore running back Byron Marshall (9) is tripped up by Texas senior safety Adrian Phillips (17) during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) is face-masked during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) is face-masked during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) lays on the field after his helmet was ripped off during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) lays on the field after his helmet was ripped off during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Texas junior running back Malcolm Brown (28) is tackled by a duo of Oregon defenders during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Texas junior running back Malcolm Brown (28) is tackled by a duo of Oregon defenders during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Texas senior quarterback Case McCoy (6) celebrates his touchdown during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Texas senior quarterback Case McCoy (6) celebrates his touchdown during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Texas senior quarterback Case McCoy (6) celebrates his touchdown during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Texas senior quarterback Case McCoy (6) celebrates his touchdown during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich has words with an official during the second quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich has words with an official during the second quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore running back Byron Marshall (9) jukes Texas senior safety Adrian Phillips (17) during the second quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore running back Byron Marshall (9) jukes Texas senior safety Adrian Phillips (17) during the second quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon junior running back De'Anthony Thomas (6) fails to reel in a pass from Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) late in the second quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon junior running back De’Anthony Thomas (6) fails to reel in a pass from Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) late in the second quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Texas head coach Mack Brown reacts on the sidelines as the Longhorns trail near the end of the first half. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Texas head coach Mack Brown reacts on the sidelines as the Longhorns trail near the end of the first half. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

The Texas marching band marches onto the field to play before the start of the Alamo Bowl. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Texas marching band marches onto the field to play before the start of the Alamo Bowl. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas fans hold up their hands with the "hook 'em horns" gesture before the start of the game. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas fans hold up their hands with the “hook ‘em horns” gesture before the start of the game. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon football team gets ready as they come out of the tunnel. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon football team gets ready as they come out of the tunnel. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon football team runs out of the tunnel into the Alamodome. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon football team runs out of the tunnel into the Alamodome. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Texas football team runs out of the tunnel with the American flag. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Texas football team runs out of the tunnel with the American flag. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas freshman wide receiver Jake Oliver (86) runs out onto the field before the start of the football game. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas freshman wide receiver Jake Oliver (86) runs out onto the field before the start of the football game. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas junior running back Malcolm Brown (28) makes his run down the field during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas junior running back Malcolm Brown (28) makes his run down the field during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas junior running back Malcolm Brown (28) makes his run down the field during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas junior running back Malcolm Brown (28) makes his run down the field during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas junior running back Malcolm Brown (28) is surrounded by Oregon defensive players during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas junior running back Malcolm Brown (28) is surrounded by Oregon defensive players during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) hands off the ball to Oregon junior running back De'Anthony Thomas (6) during the Alamo Bowl. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) hands off the ball to Oregon junior running back De’Anthony Thomas (6) during the Alamo Bowl. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) finds the open space on the run. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) finds the open space on the run. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) runs the ball during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) runs the ball during the first quarter. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore running back Byron Marshall (9) makes the Heisman Trophy pose as he runs down the football field. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore running back Byron Marshall (9) makes the Heisman Trophy pose as he runs down the football field. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas junior running back Malcolm Brown (28) is tackled by multiple defenders on the Oregon defense. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas junior running back Malcolm Brown (28) is tackled by multiple defenders on the Oregon defense. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas senior quarterback Case McCoy (6) looks for an open man in the first half. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas senior quarterback Case McCoy (6) looks for an open man in the first half. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas head coach Mack Brown watches the play in the first half of the football game. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas head coach Mack Brown watches the play in the first half of the football game. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas senior quarterback Case McCoy (6) hands off the football to Texas junior running back Malcolm Brown (28) in the first half. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas senior quarterback Case McCoy (6) hands off the football to Texas junior running back Malcolm Brown (28) in the first half. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon defense swarm Texas junior running back Malcolm Brown (28) in the first half. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon defense swarm Texas junior running back Malcolm Brown (28) in the first half. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Duck lays on the ground during the first half. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Duck lays on the ground during the first half. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon freshman running back Thomas Tyner (24) finds the open gap during the first half. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon freshman running back Thomas Tyner (24) finds the open gap during the first half. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon senior defensive back Brian Jackson (12) celebrates after making a great defensive play in the first half. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon senior defensive back Brian Jackson (12) celebrates after making a great defensive play in the first half. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) hikes the ball from Oregon junior offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu (55) in the first half. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) hikes the ball from Oregon junior offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu (55) in the first half. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore defensive lineman Arik Armstead (9) tries to block the pass from Texas senior quarterback Case McCoy (6). The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore defensive lineman Arik Armstead (9) tries to block the pass from Texas senior quarterback Case McCoy (6). The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon senior wide receiver Josh Huff (1) is held by his feet by a Texas defender as he races towards the end zone. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon senior wide receiver Josh Huff (1) is held by his feet by a Texas defender as he races towards the end zone. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon senior wide receiver Josh Huff (1) falls into the end zone to score Oregon's final touchdown of the first half. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon senior wide receiver Josh Huff (1) falls into the end zone to score Oregon’s final touchdown of the first half. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas senior quarterback Case McCoy (6) walks out with the Texas football team after the end of the first half. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas senior quarterback Case McCoy (6) walks out with the Texas football team after the end of the first half. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)