Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/15/12
Standout freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota returned to marvelous form for the Oregon Ducks in a 63-14 victory over the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech. The 4th ranked Ducks earned 652 yards in total offense and are now 3-0.Mariota roared out of the gate in week one with an exciting performance against Arkansas State. He stumbled a bit in week two, but still led the Ducks to a resounding win over Fresno State. This week, however, was by far his best statistical outing.A long shot Heisman contender, Mariota threw for four touchdowns on the day, including a 16 yarder to running back De'Anthony Thomas in the second quarter. He was 21 of 28 passing for 308 yards. He averaged 11 yards per completion.For the third week in a row the Ducks gained a commanding lead and starters like Mariota were pulled from the game early on. The first-year play caller from Hawaii has yet to show us what kind of stats he can produce when he plays a full game.Still, he has managed to amass 674 yards in the a...
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