Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota has a partial sprain of his left MCL, reports television station KVAL in Eugene, Ore. Mariota entered the Ducks Thursday night game against the Stanford Cardinal wearing a knee brace on his left knee because of the partial sprain of his MCL. Mariota, a Heisman Trophy contender, finished 20-of-34 for 250 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdown...
Slideshow images from Ducks' first loss in 2013. Ducks were held scoreless for three quarters, as The Cardinal managed both sides of the line, while the Ducks errors proved costly. A fourth quarter surge including a blocked field goal and TD return by Rodney Hardrick, passes from Maarcus Mariota and Pharaoh Brown's leaping grab in the endzone proved to fall short, in the end.
Oregon punt protector Rodney Hardrick goes 66 yards to the UCLA 10 to set up the Ducks' first touchdown on an early fake punt from the Duck's own 25.
Oregon 42, UCLA 14
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Trailing 7-0 early against UCLA, Oregon's Rodney Hardrick pulled off a slick fake punt to set up an eventual touchdown run from De'Anthony Thomas.
EUGENE -- Linebacker Rodney Hardrick has been an instrumental part of the Oregon defense this season. So far for the No. 2 ranked Oregon Ducks, Hardrick has 22 tackles (12 solos) including a sack. He also has an interception, three pass break ups, four pass deflections, a quarterback hurry and two fumble recoveries.