XN Sports Heisman Watch: Mariota On Top, Gurley Out Of Top 5

Marcus Mariota

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota – Mariota threw for five touchdowns in a 59-41 victory over California. He threw his first interception of the season (and first since the Oregon State game last season) but it came on a ball that was deflected twice. For the season Mariota and has throw for 2,283 yards and 24 TDs with the lone interception while rushing for five more scores. Mariota has plenty of opportunities to shine coming up as well with the Ducks facing Stanford (#2 in scoring and total defense) this weekend and with games against a ranked Utah squad and the Pac-12 Championship game remaining.

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John Nestor
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