After accumulating a career high seven touchdowns in Saturday’s 57-16 victory over Colorado, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was named Pac-12 offensive player of the week today. Mariota finished 16-of-27 passing for 365 yards and five touchdowns, while also rushing seven times for 43 yards and two touchdowns against the Buffaloes.
This is the first time Mariota has earned this award this season despite leading the No. 2-ranked Oregon offense to five straight games of scoring at least 55 points.
The redshirt sophomore quarterback from Honolulu, Hawai’i, increased his touchdown total on the season to 21, while not committing a single turnover throughout his first five games.
Mariota is the third Oregon player to be named conference player of the week this season. Running back De’Anthony Thomas won the award after a 59-10 victory over Virginia and Bralon Addison won special teams player of the week after two punt return touchdowns against California.