Found September 10, 2012 on Football Nation:
Marcus Mariota and the Oregon Ducks rolled to another easy victory in their young 2012 football season, upending visiting Fresno State 42-25. The 4th ranked Ducks improved to 2-0 with the win.In just his second start for the U of O, Mariota threw for 166 yards on 19 of 27 passing. While this was a solid performance, his stats did drop from last week. In his quarterback debut he passed for more than 200 yards versus Arkansas State.Against the FSU Bulldogs, Oregon’s running game set the tone and established the early lead.  The Ducks’ two leading running backs, Kenjon Barner and De’Anthony Thomas combined for more than 300 yards on the ground. In addition, Thomas scored the first touchdown on a 39 yard scamper into the end zone.Still Mariota remains a force to be reckoned with. After two games he has amassed nearly 400 yards and four touchdowns in the air. However, if the 6’4”, 211 pound quarterback wants to continue to be a Heisman trophy candidate I see four challenges that lie ahea...

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