(Sporting Alert) — NCAA college football bowl action continues on Monday with four more games, including the clash between No. 10 Oregon and Texas for the Alamo Bowl at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Both teams have been resting very well in an attempt for a peak performance come Monday night, and the time off following a very demanding regular schedule, seems to have been a welcoming one.

“The bowl preparation gives you a chance for some of the guys with minor injuries to get back healthy again,” said assistant coach Ducks offensive coordinator Scott Frost. “Certainly some of those guys are still a little beat up.

“But I think they’re excited and healthy enough to fight it out with Texas, and really looking forward to the game.”

Oregon (10-2) star running back Byron Marshall, who was very impressive this year and comes into the battle for the Alamo Bowl sitting at 995 yards after the regular season added: “A month off does a lot, it does a whole lot.

“I still don’t think anyone’s 100 percent, but where we’re at is where we’re at, and I think people are definitely ready to go and ready to play.”

The bowl clash Monday night will be the final game for Texas (8-4) quarterback Case McCoy and he’s hoping to end the season on a good note, while hoping to avoid adding to the already 11 interceptions he’s thrown this year.

The crowd in Texas is expected to be right on top of the game cheering on McCoy and the Longhorns for the victory and Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich is preparing for a rough night.

“We’ve approached it exactly like a road game and a hostile road game. And just being in the Alamodome, it’s the first time I’ve been in there,” said Helfrich, when asked about the hostile challenges facing his team in the road clash.

Another Texas team in action in a bowl game on Monday is Texas Tech (7-5), who will play No. 14 Arizona State (10-3) in the National University Holiday Bowl game at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.

This game will see the Sun Devils taking part in its third successive bowl game for the first time since 2005-07, while it will mark their fourth appearance in the Holiday Bowl.

They will, however, be hoping for a better result in this bowl as they are 0-3 in previous Holiday Bowls with the latest being a 52-34 loss to Texas in 2007.

Meanwhile, there are two other bowl games schedule for the day, with the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (8-4) battling the Navy Midshipmen (8-4) for the Armed Forces Bowl and Georgia Tech (7-5) against the Ole Miss Rebels (7-5) in the Music City Bowl.

NCAA College Football Bowl Game TV Schedule – Dec. 30

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl – Middle Tennessee vs. Navy

Place: Amon Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas

Date and Time: Monday, December 30, 2013, 11:45 am ET

Live TV Channel: ESPN, WatchESPN.com


Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl – Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech

Place: LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Date and Time: Monday, December 30, 2013, 3:15 pm ET

Live TV Channel: ESPN, WatchESPN.com


Valero Alamo Bowl – No. 10 Oregon vs. Texas

Place: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

Date and Time: Monday, December 30, 2013, 6:45 pm ET

Live TV Channel: ESPN, WatchESPN.com


National University Holiday Bowl – No. 14 Arizona State vs. Texas Tech*

Place: Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, California

Date and Time: Monday, December 30, 2013, 10:15 pm ET

Live TV Channel: ESPN, WatchESPN.com


Kobe Franz is a huge sports fan, but loves the Oklahoma City Thunder and the rivalry between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Franz also enjoys spending time with his family.

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