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10/28/14 - OCT 27 PAC-12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, a junior from Honolulu, Hawaii, threw for 326 yards and five touchdowns in Oregon’s 59-41 win over California. After the Golden Bears went ahead 14-7 in the first quarter, Mariota led Oregon to score 17 straight points to take the lead. In the first half, he completed 11-of-18 passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns. It was Mariota’s 34th consecutive game with a touchdown pass. He finished 18-of-30 for 326 yards and became Oregon’s all-time passing leader with 8,299 yards. On the year Mariota has thrown for 2,283 yards on has completed 24 TD passes while throwing only one interception. Also nominated for Offensive Player of the Week: Anu Solomon, QB, ARIZ; Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA; Nelson Agholor, WR, USC; Travis Wilson, QB, UTAH. - Pac-12 football
10/25/14 - Marcus Mariota threw a rare interception — his first since the Oregon State game last season — on a pass that was deflected twice. Oregon coach Mark Helfrich could only smile. The No. 6 Ducks are on a roll and Mariota's turnover hardly slowed them at all. Mariota matched his season high with five touchdown passes and broke the Oregon record for career passing yards in the Ducks' 59-41 victory over California on Friday night in the first college game at Levi's Stadium. "During the game I was upset," Mariota said. "Coach came and joked with me and got me to relax a little bit and forget about it. It's OK. It happens. I just have to learn from it."
Mariota completed 18 of 30 passes for 326 yards. The miscue ended his streak of passes without an interception at 253. Mariota pushed his career total to 8,625 yards, breaking Bill Musgrave's record of 8,343 on the Ducks' opening possession with the first of two touchdown throws to Dwayne Stanford. The junior quarterback has at least one TD pass all 34 of his career games. "You might want to go buy a lottery ticket, Marcus made a couple of mistakes," Helfrich said. "I'm actually glad, I think, that that happened to get him off the schneid." - AP Sports
10/25/14 - The No. 6-ranked Oregon Ducks won't scare anyone with their defense. They came into Friday's game against the California Golden Bears ranked 98th of 125 FBS teams in total defense and yielded 560 yards and more than 40 points on Friday night. To make matters worse, Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota threw his first interception of the season. But the Ducks' potent offense more than made up for those shortcomings in Oregon's 59-41 Pac-12 victory over Cal before a crowd of 55,575 at Levi's Stadium. Asked afterward whether he believes in the adage that defenses win championships, Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said, "I believe in the adage that teams win championships. This was a win on the road, a short week. It was a gutty performance by our guys. Offensively, (the Bears) are lights out." The Ducks can expect a different kind of game next Saturday when they host Stanford, which has beaten Oregon the past two years with a physical team built on defense.
On Friday, though, a high-scoring game was expected, with both teams' offenses averaging more than 40 points and their defenses ranking 11th and 12th, respectively, in the Pac-12. Oregon (7-1, 4-1 in the Pac-12) rolled up 592 yards and stayed alive in its bid for one of the four national playoff spots. Mariota completed 18 of 30 passes for 326 yards and five touchdowns. He also ran for 36 yards. But the talk afterward focused on his interception on a tipped ball in the second quarter, ending his run of 253 pass attempts without a pick. "I sort of messed up," Mariota said. "Coach kind of joked about. He said just flush it. It's OK. It happens." Helfrich said he was even glad the interception occurred, to end the attention paid to the streak. "He had a couple of mistakes," Helfrich said. "It's almost funny; you've come to expect him to be perfect." - The Sports Xchange
10/22/14 - While Oregon's coaches believe something has clicked for Royce Freeman in the past two games, the Ducks' true freshman running back considers his recent success more a natural progression. Freeman ran for 169 yards and four touchdowns on Saturday night as No. 9 Oregon extended its winning streak over Washington to 11 games with a 45-20 victory. "A turning point?" Freeman asked. "I'm just trying to go every each and every week and improve and get a breakthrough. I'm just trying as hard as I can." Marcus Mariota threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns for the Ducks (6-1, 3-1 Pac-12), who won their second straight game as they distance themselves from a loss at home to Arizona on Oct. 2.
Freeman's four TDs were the most rushing touchdowns in a single game for a Duck since Kenjon Barner had five against USC in 2012. "You saw some of his elusiveness that was legendary in fall camp," said coach Mark Helfrich, who said Freeman is playing freer. Offensive coordinator Scott Frost said Freeman has turned a corner after becoming the team's first 100-yard rusher with 121 yards and two touchdowns in Oregon's victory last weekend against UCLA. "If he just runs downhill - as big and as strong as his is - he's a force," Frost said. - AP Sports
10/13/14 - SEPT 8 PAC-12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota, a junior from Honolulu, Hawai’i, completed 17 of 28 passes for 318 yards and three touchdowns and added nine carries for 42 yards in Oregon’s victory over No. 7 Michigan State. Mariota completed seven of 12 passes for two TDs in the second half to pull the Ducks from a nine-point deficit to a 46-27 win. In the third quarter Mariota improvised for a remarkable 17-yard flip pass to Royce Freeman on third down to inject momentum into a team that capped its next three drives with scores. Also nominated for Offensive Player of the Week: Nick Wilson, RB, ARIZ; D.J. Foster, RB, ASU; Jared Goff, QB, CAL; Nelson Spruce, WR, COLO; Terron Ward, RB, OSU; Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA; Javorius Allen, RB, USC; Travis Wilson, QB, UTAH. - Pac-12 football