Posted November 18, 2012 on oregon.scout.com
PLAYERS: Marcus Mariota
TEAMS: Oregon Ducks
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota discusses Oregon 17-14 overtime loss to Stanford on Nov. 17, 2012 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore.
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