Mariota, No. 5 Oregon rout Stanford

Eugene, OR ( – 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.