Topic: Marcus Mariota

Mariota’s weekend in the Big Apple: Links and sounds from the DP Show and Late Show with David Letterman

By on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 10:55 am.

Marcus Mariota has been a busy man lately. After being named the 80th Heisman Trophy winner on Saturday night, Mariota has since been the center of attention in New York City. From reenacting what it’s like calling a play from the line of scrimmage with Dan Patrick to doing a top-10 list on the Late […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Volleyball falls, Mariota rises to the spotlight

By on Monday, Dec. 15 at 12:53 pm.

- Marcus Mariota had a memorable weekend, bringing home a plethora of awards including the Heisman trophy, becoming the first Duck to ever win the trophy. Check out the Emerald’s feature piece on Mariota here. – After dropping its Sweet 16 matchup to North Carolina, Oregon volleyball’s season has come to a close. The Emerald’s Kenny […]


Links: Marcus Mariota’s awards haul culminates tonight at Heisman Trophy ceremony

By on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2:23 pm.

By the third quarter of Oregon’s matchup with Arizona in the Pac-12 Championship, the discourse surrounding Marcus Mariota shifted. In the weeks that led up to a game that would affirm the Ducks a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff, the majority of the discussion about Mariota ended with how deserving he was of […]


Kostecka: Oregon’s season started with a setback, yet are now Pac-12 Champions

By on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 11:48 pm.

While many words come to mind to describe the season the Oregon Ducks have had thus far, one stands out: perseverance. Oregon’s season has been full of highs and lows, but every time the Ducks were faced with a setback, they dug deep to overcome each obstacle. Five months before the season began, star wide […]


Pac-12 championship: Oregon ‘ready’ for Playoff, Mariota seals Heisman

By on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 12:35 am.

SANTA CLARA – It was a party at Levi’s Stadium, as Oregon was crowned Pac-12 champions following its 51-13 statement win against Arizona. Hugs were given. Tears were shed. Roses were carried in mouths. Confetti was blown. “We Dem Boyz” by Wiz Khalifa was being blasted in the locker room. Even Darren Carrington was shooting footage […]


Marcus Mariota’s five touchdowns lead way in Oregon’s 51-13 rout of Arizona

By on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 12:34 pm.

According to the way the script wrote itself in October, Arizona had dashed Oregon’s College Football Playoff chances. In a 31-24 upset of the Ducks at Autzen Stadium, a variety of weaknesses were exposed and plenty of questions were abound. Two months later, any doubt about this team’s ability has been dismissed. Behind Marcus Mariota’s 346 […]


Pre-game Notes: Tyner, Grasu not to dress for Oregon in Pac-12 Championship

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 8:15 pm.

Despite being listed as the starting center in this week’s depth chart, Oregon center Hroniss Grasu will not play in the Pac-12 Championship game against Arizona, according to CSN Northwest. In addition, running back Thomas Tyner will miss his third consecutive game.  Both Tyner and Grasu have not seen game-action since Oregon’s matchup with Utah on Nov. 8. Senior […]


By the numbers: Can Oregon overcome the odds to win Pac-12 title game?

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 3:52 pm.

A lot has been made of Oregon’s recent struggles against Arizona. As the two teams head into Levi’s Stadium tonight to face off in this year’s Pac-12 championship game, there are some statistics to keep in mind. While the Ducks are favored by 14.5 points according to the most recent line in Las Vegas, there is a […]


GameDay: Ducks shown ‘proper way’ to practice and it has become evident in their play

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 2:10 pm.

While no player will admit that they are on a perfect team, it’s hard to argue that during Oregon’s current seven-game winning steak, the Ducks have been playing as close to it as possible. “I think we’re really clicking on all the cylinders — everyone’s coming out all excited, ready to play,” running back and slot […]


GameDay Links: News and Analysis ahead of Pac-12 Championship game

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 12:43 am.

The general discourse surrounding this week’s rematch between No. 2 Oregon and No. 7 Arizona has formed around the fact that the Ducks haven’t beat the Pac-12 South division winner since 2012. In their last two match-ups, the Ducks have averaged just 20 points per game and Arizona has mustered together emphatic upsets in both. […]


GameDay: The history of Oregon-Arizona continues in a winner-take-all battle

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 2:12 pm.

The last time the Ducks were led by a Heisman trophy contending quarterback, ranked No. 2 in the nation and facing the Arizona Wildcats, they ended experiencing the worst possible outcome. Not only did Oregon suffer a loss on that fateful night in 2007, quarterback Dennis Dixon suffered a season-ending knee injury when he crumpled […]


GameDay: Here’s how Oregon and Arizona stackup

By on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 11:11 pm.

It seems fitting to have the Pac-12 Championship game consist of No. 2 Oregon and No. 11 Arizona. Why? Well Oregon is statistically the best team in the conference and proved that this regular season. However, there is one blemish on a nearly undefeated season: The loss to the Arizona Wildcats. This game is for bragging rights, in addition […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Pac-12 Championship on the horizon

By on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 2:33 pm.

As football held its first practice before the Pac-12 title game, the team answered questions about multiple off-field stories, including offensive coordinator Scott Frost’s possible interest in the Nebraska head coaching job and an update on center Hroniss Grasu’s ankle injury. Marcus Mariota and Royce Freeman received Pac-12 Player of the Year awards, while five […]


Oregon football: Five Ducks garner first-team All-Pac-12 honors

By on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 1:24 pm.

The Pac-12 conferenced honored five Oregon football players to the All-Conference first team on Tuesday. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was one of the players honored and became the first quarterback in conference history to be named to the Pac-12 first-team three times. Mariota was also honored as the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year earlier in the day. Along […]


Mariota, Freeman receive Pac-12 Player of the Year awards

By on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 11:33 am.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year, and his teammate running back Royce Freeman was named Freshman Offensive Player of the Year, the conference announced today. Mariota has so far thrown for 3,470 yards and 36 touchdowns while committing just two interceptions. He leads the Pac-12 and the nation with a 190.2 passing efficiency rating […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Postseason play up next for Oregon fall sports

By on Monday, Dec. 1 at 11:18 am.

– After Arizona emerged as the Pac-12 south champion, Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich spoke with the media about having to break the team’s two-year skid against the Wildcats with a playoff bid and a conference championship on the line. – Oregon’s dominant Civil War victory proved that the team is hitting its stride at the […]