Eugene, OR (SportsNetwork.com) – Marcus Mariota wasn’t about to let Stanford
end Oregon’s hopes for a national championship again.
Or a Pac-12 title either.
Mariota threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more as the fifth-ranked
Ducks routed Stanford 45-16 on Saturday night.
The Ducks were 10-0 before suffering a 17-14 overtime home loss to the
Cardinal in 2012 and ripped off eight straight wins to open the 2013 campaign
prior to a 26-20 defeat at Stanford.
The Cardinal went on to win the Pac-12 title in both of those seasons.
This year’s matchup was never in doubt.
Mariota led three consecutive 75-yard TD drives to open the game and Oregon
was never seriously threatened thereafter.