CORVALLIS, Ore — The No. 2 Oregon Ducks left no doubt about who was the best football team in the state, thrashing the Oregon State Beavers 47-19 in the 118th playing of the Civil War in front a packed house at Reser Stadium.
Heisman Trophy contender Marcus Mariota once again led the way for the Ducks, scoring six total touchdowns, extending his own Pac-12 season record for total touchdowns to 48. Mariota also set a new UO single-season record with 36 touchdown passes, breaking Darron Thomas’ former mark of 33 in 2011. In all, Mariota finished with 367 passing yards, four touchdown passes and added 39 rushing yards with two additional TD.
Oregon State senior quarterback Sean Mannion threw for 162 yards and a touchdown in his final college game to extend his Pac-12 career passing yards record to 13,600.
The Ducks dominated the Beavers from the beginning, scoring on their first offensive drive. They led OSU 30-3 at halftime, and never looked back. Oregon amassed 565 total yards, while the Beavers gained 362 total yards. Oregon State’s season ends with a 5-7 final record, with only two wins in the Pac-12. OSU has not beaten Oregon in the Civil War since 2007.
Oregon now head back down to Santa Clara, california, where they have a date with Arizona in the Pac-12 Championship Game next Friday at 6:00 p.m. The Ducks only loss this season came at the hands of the Wildcats, a 31-24 loss on October 2.