I'm sad to say that I didn't get to see as much of the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl as I would have liked. I was plain tuckered out come halftime and, with Oklahoma State in the lead over Oregon, I fell asleep. Sometimes blogging for WFG can just make a man tired.
Then I woke up this morning and saw the final score. Oregon Ducks 42, Oklahoma State Cowboys 31. Obviously, I could call the second half of the game a shootout, especially with a team called the Cowboys in contention. The Ducks scored five touchdowns in the second half. That figure boggles my mind. But the Pac-10 is now 3-0 in Bowl Season. That's pretty cool.
Oregon quarterback Jason Masoli ran three of those touchdowns himself with distances of 1, 17 and 41 yards. All together, he rushed for 106 yards, coming second only to his fellow Duck Jeremiah Johnson who had him beat by 13 yards. Not to be outdone, Johnson set a single rushing touchdown record for the Holiday Bowl with a 76 yard sprint to the end zone. The record was held previously by one Barry Sanders- yes, that Barry Sanders.
MVP honors went to Masoli on the offensive side and Oregon defensive back Jarius Byrd. He had an interception for 39 yards. But not to be forgotten are Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant. His 13 receptions for 168 yards eclipsed previous records for receptions and yards set in 1984 and 2001.
Next on the bowl docket is Oregon's rival Oregon State. They'll be playing in the Brut Sun Bowl today. Look for coverage on this game later today.