Found November 15, 2013 on Football Nation:
A week ago, Marcus Mariota had the world at his feet and the college football stage to use as his canvas.The redshirt sophomore was supposed to show the world that the Heisman Trophy was his – more so than it needed to be in the hands of Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel or Jameis Winston of FSU or even someone like Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch.But Mariota did not get the memo.Not only did Oregon lose (even with a late attempt at a comeback) college football’s fans and the media saw him have his worst game of the season – at the worst time possible. And oddly enough, the team the Ducks play this week, Utah, is the team that gave Stanford, the team that beat Oregon like a drum, its only loss of the season a few weeks ago.Mariota is still a great quarterback, who may or may not come out for the 2014 NFL Draft. He is still one of three quarterbacks who could be chosen in the top five of the draft. However, the Heisman Trophy is not an award whose ship has sailed.Here is why.Signature m...

No. 6 Oregon looks to rebound against Utah

While many ponder the health of quarterback Marcus Mariota's left knee, Oregon's focus is solely on moving on. The sixth-ranked Ducks are eager to bury last week's loss to Stanford. The first step will come on Saturday when they host Utah. There's no doubt that the 26-20 loss to the Cardinal spoiled the Ducks' shot at a spot in the national championship game...

Duck seek to change the narrative in bounce back game versus Utes

Oregon's offensive line had a very poor game against Stanford. Marcus Mariota was sacked three times and harassed all night. The Ducks running game was limited to a season-worst 62 yards on 24 carries, 2.4 per attempt. Utah is second in the country with 33 sacks in just 9 games, a FBS-leading 3.67 per game. They blitz well. They feature two big defensive tackles and active linebackers...

Ducks storm Utes, Stanford loses

Oregon rode the pinpoint passing of Marcus Mariota, an 86-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by De'Anthony Thomas and a stubborn defense to a 44-21 win over Utah, improving their record to 9-1, 6-1 in the PAC-12. Fans got an additional treat on the drive home as many tuned their car radios to Stanford-USC game. The Trojans Andre Heidari nailed a 47-yard field goal with 19 seconds...

Marcus Mariota's biggest challenge yet

Duck fans love Marcus Mariota for his talent and character. The modest quarterback from Hawaii is 20-2 as a starter, and along the way there have been 70-yard runs and 54 touchdown passes and a PAC-12 record 327 throws without an interception. But last week the Ducks lost 26-20 to Stanford, and the gifted 6-4 sophomore didn't have a good game. He fumbled twice. He missed a wide...

Late Game Explosions: What Makes the Ducks Fly

In the Ducks’ last 2 matchups, they have scored 20 or more points during the 4th quarter. Stanford’s victory against Oregon gave fans a basis for comparison, to see what the Duck offense looks like when it’s firing on all cylinders, as opposed to being stuffed. Here’s a closer look at what the Ducks have done to achieve optimal 4th quarter altitude. Cardinal’s defensive...

Ducks Wake Up to Rout Utah 44-21

EUGENE – Perhaps it was a lingering of the sting that was the loss to Stanford last week, but for over two quarters the Oregon Ducks seemed to sleep walk through the paces. Then De’Anthony Thomas took a kickoff back 86-yards for a touchdown and the Oregon Ducks were wide awake and won 44-21. Marcus Mariota guided the team by throwing for 288 yards and three touchdowns.

Hot and Cold Ducks Hold 17-7 Lead at the Half

EUGENE – The Oregon Ducks appeared to struggle at times during the second quarter of its game with the Utah Utes but still hold a 17-7 lead at halftime. Quarterback Marcus Mariota was sacked three times but was 13-for-16 for 180 yards and two touchdowns.

Phil Knight was wearing what?

Just like the line in the movie “Eight Men Out” when the little boy asked Shoeless Joe Jackson when he found out Jackson was one of the men who cheated, “say it ain’t so Joe, say it ain’t so…” Well last Saturday night, after Alabama defeated LSU in their big match up to see who plays in the SEC Championship game, there was a surprising visitor wearing Crimson Tide red...

Photo: Oregon Ducks to wear new olive green uniforms vs. Utah

Following Oregon's first loss of the year, the Ducks will wear a set of olive green "Sonic Boom" uniforms for its Nov. 16 game against Utah.

Utah Post Game: Bralon Addison

EUGENE -- Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison spoke to media following Oregon's 41-21 win over Utah on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at Autzen Stadium. Addison had four catches for 67 yards in the Duck win.

Utah Post Game Hroniss Grasu

EUGENE -- Oregon center Hroniss Grasu answers media questions following the Ducks 44-21 win over Utah on Nov. 16, 2013 at Autzen Stadium.

Old Drunk Oregon Fan Doesn’t Take Stanford Loss Very Well, Arrested

  Poor Raymond Robertson. The 66-year-old Oregon Ducks fan thought the November 7 game against Stanford would go perfectly: he would drink some…

Young leads No. 18 Oregon in rout

Joseph Young scored 28 of his career-high 36 points in the second half to help No. 18 Oregon rout Western Carolina 107-83 on Wednesday night. Mike Moser added 26 points and Elgin Cook had 16 for the Ducks (2-0), who opened the season with an 82-75 win against Georgetown last Friday at Camp Humphreys, a U.S. Army base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. They returned to Oregon the next day...

Henry Anderson giving No. 5 Stanford some relief

(Eds: Updates with quotes, details.) By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer Until he sacked Oregon's Marcus Mariota last week, teammates had teased Henry Anderson for his lack of flair following big plays. ''Goose,'' as Stanford players nicknamed him after he went scoreless in the ''Madden NFL'' video game his freshman year, got caught up in the...
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