Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/15/14
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Bringing the laid-back vibe of his Hawaiian home to the mainland, Marcus Mariota has kept his cool as the starting quarterback for No. 2 Oregon. Despite a lack of experience, the 6-foot-4 redshirt freshman has helped guide the Ducks to a 6-0 start. Oregon ranks second nationally with an average of just over 52 points per game, and eighth with nearly 542 yards in total offense. On a team known much more for its rushing than it's passing, Mariota has thrown for 15 touchdowns, second in the Pac-12 only to USC's Matt Barkley, with only five interceptions. He averages about 218 yards passing a game. He threw for 198 yards and four touchdowns in Oregon's 52-21 victory over then-No. 23 Washington the weekend before last. After a Saturday off, the Ducks visit Arizona State on Thursday night. It was Mariota's demeanor, not his arm, that first grabbed the attention of the Ducks, according to coach Chip Kelly. ''Very poi...
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