Advantage – Oregon. Even with a healthy [Jonathan] Gray, Texas’ running backs aren't nearly as consistent or explosive as Oregon’s Marshall-Tyner-Thomas combo.
■ Michael Arellano has day eight of the photo countdown until the Alamo Bowl and turns his camera on the defense.
■ ESPN reports three Texas players have been ruled academically ineligible to play in the Alamo Bowl.
■ Nathan Roholt looks at a couple of options to make the football program more valuable.