Corvallis, OR (SportsNetwork.com) – The 118th installment of the Civil War
wasn’t even close as Marcus Mariota led No. 3 Oregon to a 47-19 rout of Oregon
State on Saturday.
Mariota polished off the regular season and his potential Heisman Trophy
campaign with six total touchdowns in helping the Ducks (11-1, 8-1 Pac-12)
down their in-state rival for the seventh consecutive time.
He threw for 367 yards and four touchdowns, while also rushing for 39 yards
and two scores.
Oregon now sets its sights on a meeting with Arizona in the Pac-12
championship on Friday night. The Wildcats handed the Ducks their lone loss of
the season, a 31-24 setback in Eugene on Oct. 2. Oregon has won seven
consecutive games since.
Royce Freemand rushed for 135 yards and caught a touchdown pass, Charles
Nelson hauled in two touchdowns from Mariota, and Byron Marshall led the team
with 131 yards receiving in the win.
Sean Mannion threw for 162 yards with a touchdown and Storm Woods added a
touchdown on the ground for Oregon State (5-7, 2-7), which has lost two
straight and six of its last seven overall.