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
He threw for 367 yards and four touchdowns, while also rushing for
39 yards and two scores.
"It was the week of preparation," Mariota said of the offensive
success. "The coaches did an awesome job of preparing us for every
look that they were going to give us."
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.