Posted September 29, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Marcus Mariota
TEAMS: Oregon Ducks
EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota responds to media questions following Oregon's 55-16 win over California on Sept. 28, 2013 at Autzen Stadium.

Mariota's Heisman candidacy still strong in national watch lists

ESPN's Heisman straw poll has Marcus Mariota ranked first with 66 points and 8 first first-place votes from their 16-member panel, comprised of ESPN writers and network analysts including Rece Davis, Ted Miller, and Mark Schlabach. Johnny Manziel is second in their poll with 58 points and 4 first-place votes, followed by Tajh Boyd with 51 and 3. Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater...

Oregon football recruiting: Tony James commits despite monsoon

Tony James, the speedy all-purpose back from Gainesville, Florida, committed to Oregon on Sunday morning, according to ESPN recruiting analyst Derek Tyson and Justin Hopkins of Duck Territory. James has to really be sold on the Ducks. He committed after making his official visit the night of some of the worst weather in the school's football history a steady downpour of miserable...

The Byron Marshall effect…

Ducks win another In yesterday’s torrential downpour at Autzen Stadium, Byron Marshall fumbled two of his first four touches while filling in for the injured De’Anthony Thomas. That didn’t stop him, though, from going on to have one of the best games of any player. “Marshall entered the game with two touchdowns and tied that mark within the game’s first 10 minutes. He capped...

Ducks stiff arm the Bears, 55-16

With De'Anthony Thomas injured on the opening kickoff, Bralon Addison, Byron Marshall, Thomas Tyner and the Oregon defense sparked a 55-10 win that was short on artistry but long on guts and heart. The defense applied relentless pressure and swarming pursuit, striking for 5 turnovers. Addison tied a school record with two punt returns for touchdowns. Marshall ran 19 times for...

Cal-Oregon Post-Game: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon corner back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu answers media questions following Oregon's 55-16 win over California on Sept. 28, 2013 at Autzen Stadium.

Inside the highlight tape: hustle and team play spark a big win

With one of the worst nights of weather for an Oregon game since the 1983 Toilet Bowl, the Ducks achieved a much different outcome than they did 30 years ago. Among the critical differences between then and now are talent, quickness, desire and athleticism: on this treacherous Saturday there were 10 fumbles in the slippery conditions, and the Ducks recovered 8 of them, four of Cal...

De’Anthony Thomas Questionable Against Colorado

Oregon star De’Anthony Thomas is questionable to play Saturday against Colorado after spraining his left ankle while returning the opening kickoff in last Saturday’s game against Cal. He left the game and did not return. Fantasy Outlook: Thomas is working to get back on the field Saturday but if he isn’t able to go, Byron Marshall is a must start. Marshall carried the ball...

Pressbox confidential: 50 short notes in search of a story

In-game notes taken while working the game for Duck Sports Authority: Wogan blasts one 8 yards deep, touchback. That's going to be a huge weapon when they face dangerous returners. Bears first throw underneath to Harper for 6 yards. They'll be looking to dink and dunk the Ducks all night, but very difficult to do that successfully. 1-6 start for Mariota passing, again...

"100% focus in everything we do:" Avery Patterson provides the theme of the Oregon ...

Courtesy of Mike Wines of Oregon Duck Soup, here is the Oregon football motivational from 

Photo: Oregon Ducks unveil new matte black helmets for Cal game

Prior to kickoff of Saturday's game against Cal, Oregon tweeted out this photo of the Ducks' new, matte black helmets they'll be wearing against the Bears. 

Ducks toughness and mental preparation exceptional on a testing night

Everybody has a plan until you punch them in the mouth. I don't expect Mark Helfrich to get a face tattoo anytime soon, but one thing he has done very well in his first few weeks on the job is instill an attitude of toughness in the 2013 team. It's the best indicator yet of what kind of coach he will be after a 4-0 start against the bottom half of the schedule. Conditions...

Ranking Marcus Mariota: where he stands in the Heisman Trophy chase

Each week DSH submits a mock Heisman Trophy ballot to the website College Football Zealots. This is the Week 5 submission, with notes and background on the race: Handicapping the Heisman Trophy race, there are several ways to look at the award. Who's the most likely player to win in December? Who should the voters choose? Who has the best stats? Who is leading in the minds...

Marcus Mariota Takes A Shot At The Heisman

For the first time since the Oregon Ducks became a fixture in the upper echelons of college football, they have a front runner for the Heisman trophy. Sure, Joey Harrington came close, and De’Anthony Thomas, Dennis Dixon and LaMichael James all flirted with it, but Marcus Mariota is having the kind of year that has made him the man to beat. He is currently the Vegas favorite to...

Oregon-Colorado Preview

With a deep, talented attack that includes Marcus Mariota, Oregon might not have a problem continuing its historic offensive start without its star running back. The second-ranked Ducks could be missing leading rusher De'Anthony Thomas as they look to extend a nation-best 16-game road winning streak Saturday at Colorado. Thomas has played a key role in a prolific Oregon offense...

Photo: Oregon Unveils New Black “O” Helmets For Cal Game

…make that three new helmet designs that we were unaware of before today’s slate of games. Oklahoma State and Arizona State have already debuted their new lids – now we’ve got a new black helmet from the kings of uniform upgrades, the Oregon Ducks. The school’s Twitter account posted a picture tonight ahead of the Ducks’ matchup with Cal: Today’s Oregon uniform will...
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