Topic: Marcus Mariota

Report: Marcus Mariota and Arik Armstead to enter 2015 NFL Draft

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 12:01 pm.

Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Arik Armstead are planning to enter the 2015 NFL Draft, according to CBS Sports.  Mariota, a redshirt junior, and Armstead, a true junior, both purchased large disability policies prior to the season and the expectations were already there that the two would decide to enter the draft following the 2014 football […]

Oregon football practice recap: Mariota talks about his leap into end zone, O-line undergoes more turnover

By on Monday, Sep. 15 at 3:35 pm.

The most talked about play of the Ducks’ game against Wyoming was when quarterback Marcus Mariota summersault leaped into the end zone to give the Ducks a 20-7 lead. It was reason for his mom to worry also. “My mom sent me the video over text message and said, please don’t ever do that again,” Mariota said […]

Offensive line epitomizes Oregon’s “next man up” philosophy

By on Saturday, Sep. 13 at 4:12 pm.

After losing starting left tackle Tyler Johnstone to injury before the season started, Oregon’s offensive line was projected to still be okay with Andre Yruretagoyena taking over for the preseason all-American candidate in Johnstone. Yruretagoyena wasn’t much help in replace of Johnstone but only because he went down injured in last week’s victory over Michigan […]

Marcus Mariota named Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week

By on Tuesday, Sep. 9 at 11:33 am.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was named the year’s first Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week on Tuesday. Mariota, who finished as a semi-finalist for the Davey O’Brien award in 2012 and 2013, completed 17-of-28 passes for 318 yards and three touchdowns in Oregon’s 46-27 victory over No. 7 Michigan State. Mariota previously won the weekly […]

Marcus Mariota named offensive Pac-12 Player of the Week

By on Monday, Sep. 8 at 2:02 pm.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was named the Pac-12′s offensive player of the week on Monday. Mariota led the No. 3 Ducks against No. 7 Michigan State in their 46-27 win on Saturday. In the win Mariota threw for 318 yards with three touchdowns and no turnovers. This is Mariota’s first player of the week honor this season […]

Marcus Mariota: The play that changed the game

By on Sunday, Sep. 7 at 4:43 pm.

Mark Helfrich compared his halftime speech to the Gettysburg Address as an uncertain Oregon team headed into the break trailing 24-18. While Helfrich was being a little overdramatic, the results produced afterwards were profound. “Gettysburg Addressish,” Helfrich jokingly said. “We have so many young guys on our team that haven’t had a competitive quote unquote adversity. Just to […]

Devon Allen emerges as lead wideout against Michigan State secondary

By on Saturday, Sep. 6 at 11:44 pm.

In the blink of an eye, Devon Allen rose to stardom. On a 70-yard touchdown connection with Marcus Mariota early in the second quarter, Allen not only electrified the sold out Autzen crowd by breaking through a group of Michigan State defenders with his olympic speed, but he more importantly, solidified his role on this […]

Photos: Oregon Ducks vs. Michigan State Spartans GameDay Festivities

By on Wednesday, Sep. 10 at 11:59 am.

In what has become an annual trip, College GameDay set up at the Memorial Quad on the University of Oregon campus this week and ran the live show Saturday in preparation to the matchup between No. 3 Oregon and No. 7 Michigan State. Historically, the Ducks are 5-3 when GameDay comes to Eugene. Regardless, it hasn’t stopped […]

Schlichter: Michigan State’s press quarters defense promises chess match with Oregon’s offense

By on Wednesday, Sep. 3 at 1:09 pm.

For the past three seasons, Michigan State’s top-tier defense has pushed the program from Big Ten dark horse to Big Ten favorite. The Spartans have led the Big Ten in total defense three years running and led the nation in yards allowed per play in 2013, all without the help of a top-25 recruiting class. […]

GameDay: A clash of opposites, Michigan State’s physicality meets Oregon’s speed

By on Friday, Sep. 5 at 9:46 am.

When No. 7 Michigan State lines up against No. 3 Oregon on Saturday, it’ll be a clash of opposites. Oregon’s cutting edge spread contrary to Michigan State’s traditional pro style offense. The Spartans’ 4-3 based quarters defense as opposed to the Ducks’ 3-4. It’ll feature speed against size, up-tempo versus clock management and a non-conference matchup […]