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2000 Holiday Bowl
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Release Date: 12/01/2003
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Oregon 35, No. 12 Texas 30

Dec. 29, 2000
San Diego, Calif
Attendance: 63,278

The Oregon defense limited Texas to only 88 yards total offense in the second half while denying the 12th-ranked Longhorns access to the end zone on their final three possessions of the game to cap the Ducks’ first 10-win season in school history.

Quarterback Joey Harrington became only the third player in Holiday Bowl history to run, pass and be on the receiving end of a touchdown toss in the same game as he helped ignite Oregon’s fourth-quarter comeback for the fifth time of the season. For his efforts, he was named offensive player of the game.

The Pac-10 co-champions relied on big plays to grab a 14-0 advantage in the opening 13 minutes, but were fortunate to trail by only 21-14 after a blocked punt with 1:11 remaining before the half. However defensive back Ryan Mitchell initiated the momentum swing with his team’s second of four interceptions.

Tailback Maurice Morris knotted the score at 21-21 with his longest scoring reception of the season while Allan Amundson came off the bench to set up a go-ahead score with his longest run of his career (36 yards) to provide a brief edge.

After Texas returned the ensuing kickoff into the end zone, Oregon put together an eight-play, 68-yard drive for the winning tally but couldn’t rest easy until the final pass fell incomplete in the end zone.

Cornerback Rashad Bauman halted one drive with an interception at the Ducks’ 16-yard line with just over a minute remaining to play to go along with his six tackles to earn defensive player-ofthe-game honors. Outside linebacker Garrett Sabol led all tacklers with 12 stops.

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Coach

Texas

0

21

0

9

30

Mack Brown

Oregon

14

0

7

14

35

Mike Bellotti

SCORING
UO......Justin Peelle 1 pass from Joey Harrington (Frankel kick), 8:35, 1st
UO......Harrington 18 pass from Keenan Howry (Frankel kick), 2:19, 1st
UT......Hodges Mitchell 3 run (Stockton kick), 10:39, 2nd
UT......Chris Simms 4 run (Stockton kick), 4:14, 2nd
UT......Greg Brown 23 interception return (Stockton kick), 3:46, 2nd
UO......Maurice Morris 55 pass from Harrington (Frankel kick), 12:32, 3rd
UO......Harrington 9 run (Frankel kick), 9:43, 4th
UT......Victor Ike 93 kickoff return (Stockton kick), 9:25, 4th
UO......Jason Willis 4 run (Frankel kick), 5:46, 4th
UT......Team safety


Individual Leaders

Rushing
Morris (UO) 26-82, Amundson (UO) 5-48,
Mitchell (UT) 17-41.

Passing
Harrington (UO) 19-30-1-273,
Simms (UT) 17-33-4-245.

Receiving
Morris (UO) 5-104, Howry (UO) 5-59, Peelle (UO) 4-48, Willis (UO) 3-33.
Healy (UT) 5-98, Johnson (UT) 4-42.

 

Team Statistics

Texas

Oregon

First Downs

19

21

Rushes / Yards

31-54

40-129

Passes

17-33-4

20-32-1

Passing Yards

245

111

Total Offense

299

337

Punting

3-42.3

5-32.4

Fumbles / Lost

3-1

1-1

Penalties

6-55

6-50

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