It will be Mack Brown's final game as the Longhorns head football coach, that's motivation. Texas suffered a disappointing 4-loss regular season, that's motivation. UT's Alamo Bowl opponent, Oregon is a 13. 5 favorite, that's motivation.
Nobody is giving Texas any chance to win, but the motivation exists to prove everyone wrong and send their respected head coach off to retirement on a positive.
The Longhorns themselves have all due faith they can knock 10th ranked Oregon, who was touted as a national title contender in the preseason. The Ducks finished the season 10-2 overall.
Click on the vide player to hear what UT center Dom Espinosa has to say.