Found October 20, 2012 on Football Nation:
University of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota once again led the Ducks to an impressive win this week as they overpowered the Arizona State Sun Devils 43-21 in Tempe.That is not unique. What is unique is how he did it.Instead of depending on his passing prowess, Mariota, a 6-4 freshman from Honolulu, Hawaii, focused on the running game and blew the Sun Devils out of their own stadium and kept his Heisman buzz alive.Mariota carried the ball 10 times for 135 yards.He averaged 13.5 yards per carry. His longest run was an 86-yard rushing touchdown that earned him the nickname “The Flyin’ Hawaiian” from ESPN football analyst Rece Davis during the broadcast. Davis joked after Mariota’s touchdown run that “Aloha means touchdown.”For the season Mariota is averaging more than 50 yards rushing per game. He nets more than 6 yards per carry and has scored two rushing touchdowns this season for the Ducks.The rushing success allowed Oregon to take control of the Sun Devils early on. They led 43...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

BCS Bias? Potential road blocks for high flying #3 Oregon Ducks

Have you ever seen a team ranked too high in the BCS poll, and thought to yourself, “Give me a break”? Of course you have. More than likely that has happened this season, this month, maybe even this week. There are a lot of quality and highly ranked teams in the mix this year, and yet some of them, most notably #5 Notre Dame and #10 USC, and more importantly #2 Florida, seem...

Oregon Ducks fan sports neon green beard, resembles a psychedelic Santa (pic)

The Oregon Ducks hit the road to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils down in Tempe for a Thursday night match-up. Traveling with them, I imagine, was a decent contingent of Ducks backers, as the fan base always travels well. Among those who made the trip south — or maybe they are just snowbirds [...]

Oregon Ducks Impressive Improvised Touchdown

Oregon sent in their backup quarterback, Bryan Bennett, to run this play.  It looks as though his initial intention was to run a Read Option and get into the end zone on a quarterback keeper.It looks like there was a bit of a miscommunication and because he never crossed the line of scrimmage the pass was completely legal.  Even though, it looks like the toss may have still gone...

Video: Oregon's Bryan Bennett makes a mockery of Devils defense for a score

Chip Kelly's high-octane offense produces a lot of scoring. I mean a lot. So, it is only natural that a crazy-looking one is churned out every now and then. Such was the scene on Thursday night as the undefeated No. 3 Oregon Ducks visited the Arizona State Sun Devils in Tempe. Seen here is Oregon quarterback Bryan Bennett pulling a rabbit out of his hat and delivering a 2-yard...

Barner: 'Sky's the Limit for This Team'

TEMPE, Ariz. -- FOX Sports NEXT caught up with Oregon senior running back Kenjon Barner after the Ducks' 43-21 victory over Arizona State on Thursday night.

Late Night CFB: Oregon sprints past Arizona State

Oregon was down 7-0 after fumbling on their 1st play from scrimmage. It would be the only time they trailed Thursday night. The Ducks used 143 yards rushing from Kenjon Barner and 135 from QB Marcus Mariota to fuel a 43-21 rout over Arizona State which quite honestly, wasn't that close. Oregon's defense forced 4 turnovers and Arizona State's supposed #1 Pac 12 defense...

ASU's Sutton gets 'good prognosis' on knee

Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton got a "good prognosis" on the right knee injury he suffered in a loss to Oregon on Thursday and will be week to week, an athletic department spokesman said. ASU did not offer further details of the injury. Sutton, who is second in the nation in sacks and leads the Sun Devils with 8.5, left Thursday's 43-21 loss on the game...

Oregon Ducks vs. Arizona State Sun Devils: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Oregon 43 – 21 Arizona State Ah, the Thursday Night football game on ESPN. What a great way to start the weekend. And, with the start that this weekend had with Oregon’s 43-21 drubbing of Arizona State, this may be one of the best college football weekend’s so far this season. If you didn’t get the chance to watch the game or check out the highlights from it, this will be...

Lock of the Day Weekend Edition – October 19-21, 2012

LOTD Recap Another winner last night, as we teased the 49ers and Oregon Ducks, both down to -1.5, for easy covers.  49ers had to fight a little bit, but the Seahawks offense is pathetic against any respectable defense, and the 49ers needed to win the game more than Seattle, which seems to matter a great [...]

No. 3 Oregon runs over Arizona State

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Kenjon Barner ran for 143 yards and three touchdowns, Marcus Mariota added 135 yards, and No. 2 Oregon manhandled Arizona State in a 43-21 victory Thursday night. Facing its first true road test, Oregon (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12) turned what was supposed to be a duel in the desert into another we've-seen-this-before rout by running over the Sun Devils in the first...

No. 2 Oregon ruins ASU's plans for showcase game

No. 2 Oregon 43, Arizona St. 21. By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer The crowd of more than 70,000 enthusiastically filed into Sun Devil Stadium, nearly all of them wearing black. It would be what first-year Arizona State coach Todd Graham called a ''black out.'' Unfortunately for all who had relished this so-called test against No. 2 Oregon, blowout was more like it....
Ducks News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.