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Pac-12 waters muddled under Ducks

PHOENIX (AP) Three weeks into the season, No. 2 Oregon has proven to be the class of the Pac-12, a legitimate national-title contender. Below the Ducks, the water gets a bit more murky as some teams have outperformed expectations, others have underperformed and a couple are dealing with injuries to key players. With that in mind, we're going to take a look at how the Pac-12...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cougars treating No. 2 Oregon like any other foe

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) No. 2 Oregon is as high profile as a team gets but Washington State linebacker Cyrus Coen says he sees the high-flying Ducks as just another ''faceless opponent.'' ''We're going to do the same thing we do every day,'' Coen said. ''Work hard, that's it.'' Hard work is what the Cougars can expect when they...
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Heisman Watch: Ranking Top 10 Contenders Entering Week 4

The first three weeks of the 2014 college football season are in the books and the Heisman Trophy race is already starting to take shape. It’s obviously still early and most of the Top 25 teams have faced off against cupcake competition, but Heisman campaigns are fed in the first month of the season when star players at skill positions often feast on less-than-impressive non-conference...
Via Gridiron Grit
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The Final Four: College Football Playoff Predictions Week 3

It’s that time of the week when talk college football playoffs. There is a new face in the final four this week so lets get to it. Whose In?  Florida State The defending champs had a bye this past week, no movement for them this week. Oregon The high flying Ducks of Oregon picked up right where they left off last week with a convincing win over Wyoming. The Ducks are averaging...
Via BlackSportsOnline
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Heisman Forecast: Gurley or Mariota, who has best shot at trophy?

As much as it can be in mid-September, this Heisman Trophy hunt is a two-man race. Georgia's Todd Gurley and Oregon's Marcus Mariota have pulled away, and while defending winner Jameis Winston remains a factor, reality, history and his continued off-the-field troubles say something very different regarding the Florida State quarterback's chances. It's a running back...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who are the early Heisman Trophy Favorites with Oddsmakers and Bettors?

As the United States approaches the final weekend of summer, the college football season is in full swing. Even before the calendar turns to October, talk of who will win the 2014 Heisman Trophy is already filling in the late summer air. So as you watch the games this weekend, keep an eye out for who one bookmaker and gaming website has as the favorites to win college football...
Via 110 Nation Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Josh Gordon, Adrian Peterson, Marcus Mariota & Arik Armstead, New Drug Policy

Josh Gordon Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Browns WR Josh Gordon has already been assured that he will not face a two-game suspension after pleading guilty to a DWI charge on Tuesday. Adrian Peterson Pro Football Talk mentions that it would not be surprising to see the Vikings “reverse course” regarding their decision to allow RB Adrian Peterson to practice and...
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The one thing missing from the Oregon offense

Unjinxable: Marcus Mariota is this week’s Sports Illustrated cover boy, in a story that highlights his NFL prospects. Right now he leads a Duck offense that keeps getting better. They bury you with a surge. Last Saturday the Oregon Ducks reeled off 41 straight points, after erupting for 28 unanswered the week before to close out Michigan State. Against Wyoming  they cranked out 263...
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Oregon-Washington St. Preview

Oregon's bid for a shot at the 2013 national championship was derailed by a pair of losses in its final visits to Pac-12 opponents. The second-ranked Ducks head out on their first trip within the conference since those defeats for Saturday night's matchup with pass-happy Washington State. Oregon (3-0) dropped its last two Pac-12 away dates last season to then-No. 6 Stanford...
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Photo: Oregon QB Marcus Mariota On Cover Of Sports Illustrated, Only Trails LeBron James For Most Covers Before Age 21

After his hot start to the 2014 season, Sports Illustrated made a big claim about Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota: that he may be the best dual threat QB in college football history. While it’s a huge claim, it’s one that Mariota has backed up over his career. The popular magazine said this because it announced today that Mariota will grace the cover of its next issue. This...
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Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Leads Latest ESPN Experts’ Heisman Poll, Georgia RB Todd Gurley No. 2

The last four Heisman winners have been quarterbacks and if the 2014 college football season ended today, that streak would increase to five, according to ESPN.  In the latest ESPN Experts’ Heisman Poll, Oregon’s Marcus Mariota holds the No. 1 spot. The redshirt junior quarterback has thrown for 808 yards and eight touchdowns this season while running for 156 yards and three...
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Oregon’s Marcus Mariota remains early Heisman favorite

With three weeks of fight song-filled Saturday’s already in the books and some of the nation’s best programs off to solid starts, the annual debate surrounding the current crop of Heisman Trophy candidates can be heard in local watering holes and on college campuses in every corner of our football-crazed country. But while reigning Heisman Trophy winner and Florida State starting...
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Dynamic Dozen Heisman Contenders Week Four: Carden in the race

East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden is back in the Dozen after being just outside it in week three's ranking and he was previously named to the Preseason Dynamic Dozen Heisman Trophy Contenders. Carden definitely earned a spot this week with the underdog victory at Virginia Tech and a game-winning rushing touchdown along with four total touchdowns. Oregon quarterback Marcus...
Via College Football Universe
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake Now An Oregon, Marcus Mariota Fan

While in Washington during his Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour, the Canadian rapper showed up wearing two different jerseys Marcus Mariota jerseys.  Looks like Drake sticks to rolling on the Heisman front-runners bandwagon.  [Twitter] The post Drake Now An Oregon, Marcus Mariota Fan appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Mariota's flip TD qualifies as early Heisman moment

Any Heisman Trophy campaign for Marcus Mariota should surely include his touchdown flip. The junior quarterback for the No. 2 Oregon Ducks, already among the favorites for college football's biggest individual postseason honor, had four touchdowns in Oregon's 48-14 victory over Wyoming on Saturday. It was his second-quarter keeper that was the most impressive of the bunch...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake Rocks Oregon QB Mariota’s Jersey at Concert (Photos)

Drake is notorious for representing athletes on the collegiate and pro level. Last year, the Canadian rapper was rocking with Johnny Manziel tough at Texas A&M. I’m sure their relationship is still good, but Manziel isn’t seeing the light in Cleveland yet. So without Manziel on the college circuit, who is Drake rocking with this year in college football? Look no further than...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariota keeps adding to his highlight reel

Any Heisman Trophy campaign for Marcus Mariota should surely include his touchdown flip. The junior quarterback for the No. 2 Oregon Ducks, already among the favorites for college football's biggest individual postseason honor, had four touchdowns in Oregon's 48-14 victory over Wyoming on Saturday. It was his second-quarter keeper that was the most impressive of the bunch...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Drake Wore Two Marcus Mariota Jerseys And Oregon Sneakers During A Concert On Saturday

Rapper and noted sports fan Drake performed a concert in Ridgefield, Washington on Saturday night. The show was about two hours away from the campus of the University of Oregon, and Drake — who is known to wear gear for many different teams — rocked some awesome Ducks attire last night. Drizzy wore two different Marcus Mariota jerseys, along with a special pair of Oregon sneakers...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Heisman Trophy Watch List (Week 3)

  1. Marcus Mariota (Oregon) Mariota and the Ducks got off to a bit of a slow start but eventually overwhelmed Wyoming in Autzen Stadium. Mariota led the way with his legs and arm he led the team in rushing with 71 yards and 2 td’s and threw for 221 yards, 2 td’s on 19 of 23 passing. Mariota will be in a offensive explosion game vs Washington St next week on the road, led by...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Numbers confirm Ducks are good, but need to be better in league play

Surfin’ USA: Marcus Mariota prepares to fly to the end zone in Oregon’s 48-14 win over South Dakota. He vaulted a defender at the 4 and landed on his million-dollar shoulders, going into a perfect tuck position like he was body-surfing a big wave (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports photo). Oregon’s offensive execution in the Wyoming was very crisp. The quarterbacks combined for 25...
Via The Duck Stops Here
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariota uses arm, legs to score 4 TDs as Oregon beats Wyoming 48-14

EUGENE, Ore. -- One week after a season-defining win over then-No. 7 Michigan State, No. 2 Oregon spent the first quarter Saturday trying regain its footing against upset-minded Wyoming. Quarterback Marcus Mariota didn't let that happen, leading the Ducks on six consecutive scoring drives to lift Oregon to a 48-14 win over the Cowboys. Mariota became the fourth Oregon quarterback...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 25 Capsules

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Quarterback Marcus Mariota passed for 221 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores and No. 2 Oregon survived a slow start Saturday to beat Wyoming 48-14. Oregon (3-0) erased a 7-0 deficit with four second-quarter touchdowns to take command. Mariota became the fourth Oregon quarterback to pass for more than 7,000 yards. The Ducks junior completed 19...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 2 Oregon too much for Wyoming 48-14

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Quarterback Marcus Mariota passed for 221 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores and No. 2 Oregon survived a slow start Saturday to beat Wyoming 48-14. Oregon (3-0) erased a 7-0 deficit with four second-quarter touchdowns to take command. Mariota became the fourth Oregon quarterback to pass for more than 7,000 yards. The Ducks junior completed 19...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Oregon’s Marcus Mariota Goes Airborne, Flips Into The End Zone For A Touchdown

Marcus Mariota is awesome. The Oregon quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful’s career is full of great moments, and he added another one to his highlight reel today. The Ducks are hosting Wyoming, and midway through the second quarter, Mariota ran for a touchdown. While this is nothing unusual — Mariota has ran for 17 touchdowns in his career — this one was different. As he...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Goes Airborne for TD Against Wyoming

Whether it’s by air or via the ground, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is one of the nation’s best. And on Saturday against Wyoming,...
Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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