Put it in the books Coach, we’ve got a record-breaker in the building!
Marcus Mariota never ceases to amaze me as the season continues. After this past weekend’s game against the Washington Huskies, Mariota has pushed the Ducks streak of points in each game by a pass play to 60 straight games. A new Pac-12 record!
Not only did Mariota create a new Pac-12 record, but he went down in the University of Oregon’s history this weekend too. Mariota has 10,055 total offensive career yards, making him the first to pass the 10,000 yard mark. He also eclipsed the 8,000 yard mark in career passing with 8,299 yards. Could there possibly be any other major and historical accomplishments to be made?
There is, in fact, one more record that was just barely out of reach for Mariota. He is just 45 yards away from becoming the new leader for UO football in most passing yards for a career. Mariota is sure to lock-down this record; he needs only three yards to take Danny O’Neil’s second place spot and 45 yards to replace Bill Musgrave for most overall career passing yards.
What a roll this guy is on and we still have 5 more regular-season games to go. Yesterday I talked about how Mariota said he hasn’t really thought much about the NFL and his “someday” and I think that the above information is supportive to the testament that he is focused on the here and now.
I look forward to many different things for Mariota as a fan and as a person and I respect the polite and mature composure he always has, on or off the field. I am always eager to see what he’s gonna bring to every game and how he’s going to lead his team to the best of his ability and can’t wait to see what that entails this weekend as they head down to face the Cal Bears.
Top Photo by Craig Strobeck
McKalie Bellew just moved to Oregon from Arizona. She is a sophomore at Lane Community College and moved here to pursue her dream of studying Sports Journalism and Broadcasting at the University of Oregon. Her passion for sports is admirable and her determination and hunger for success in the sports field is fascinating; if you ever have the chance to talk to McKalie face-to-face about sports, you’ll know how much she loves these games just by the way her eyes light up during the conversation. When unable to attend Ducks home games you can find her in front of a television on the edge of her seat, cheering her crazed-fan-head off. McKalie appreciates your feedback and constructive-criticism to help her become a better writer and reporter.
FishDuck EVERY DAY! Articles Appear Seven Days a Week Beginning August 1st!
FishDuck articles will now be on every day of the week beginning August 1st, and we have some dandies planned. Check in every day and don’t miss out!
The Our Beloved Ducks Forum (OBD) is where we we discuss the article above and many more topics, as it is so much easier in a message board format over there. At the free OBD forum we will be posting Oregon Sports article links, the daily Press Releases from the Athletic Department and the news coming out every day.
Be a part of the forum and stay caught up! When you wish to post there, do know that you are protected just as you were on FishDuck. Join us on the free forum right here!
Our 33 rules at the free OBD Forum can be summarized to this: 1) be polite and respectful, 2) keep it clean, and 3) no reference of any kind to politics. Easy-peasy!
OBD Forum members….we got your back. No Trolls Allowed!