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ESPN: ‘Oregon Football Has Officially Arrived’

From Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota winning the Heisman Trophy to playing in the College Football Playoff for a chance at a national championship, Oregon football has officially gained status among the college football elite. According to ESPN’s Ivan Maisel, the years of...

Mariota’s Top Five ‘Heisman Moments’

The Pac-12 Network ran a ”Mariotathon” on Friday as tribute to Oregon’s All American quarterback Marcus Mariota and a prologue for the Heisman Trophy Award ceremony tonight on ESPN.  The Heisman candidate has enjoyed an all-you-can eat awards buffet, becoming Oregon’s first ever Walter Camp Award, Maxwell Award...

Photos: Oregon Ducks stampede the Colorado Buffaloes, 44-10

Oregon running back Royce Freeman (21) is tackled during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon running back Royce Freeman (21) is tackled during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Fans hold up the

Fans hold up the “O” gesture during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon running back Royce Freeman (21) makes a charge toward the end zone. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon running back Royce Freeman (21) makes a charge toward the end zone. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Tight end Evan Baylis scores a touchdown. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Natalie Hardwicke/Emerald)

Tight end Evan Baylis scores a touchdown. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Natalie Hardwicke/Emerald)

Oregon tight end Evan Baylis (81) scores a touchdown during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon tight end Evan Baylis (81) scores a touchdown during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Offensive lineman Cameron Hunt congratulates teammate tight end Evan Baylis for scoring a touchdown. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Natalie Hardwicke/Emerald)

Offensive lineman Cameron Hunt congratulates teammate tight end Evan Baylis for scoring a touchdown. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Natalie Hardwicke/Emerald)

Fans watch as the Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Natalie Hardwicke/Emerald)

Fans watch as the Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Natalie Hardwicke/Emerald)

Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead (9) lines up before the snap. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Natalie Hardwicke/Emerald)

Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead (9) lines up before the snap. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Natalie Hardwicke/Emerald)

Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau (13) is forced to call a timeout during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau (13) is forced to call a timeout during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The play starts during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The play starts during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Wide receiver Darren Carrington looks to accept a pass from a teammate. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Natalie Hardwicke/Emerald)

Wide receiver Darren Carrington looks to accept a pass from a teammate. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Natalie Hardwicke/Emerald)

Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead (9) gets tackled by two Colorado players. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead (9) gets tackled by two Colorado players. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) looks to pass during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) looks to pass during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon defensive back Dominique Harrison (6) after a touchdown. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon defensive back Dominique Harrison (6) after a touchdown. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon wide receiver Charles Nelson (6) scores a touchdown during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon wide receiver Charles Nelson (6) scores a touchdown during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon offensive lineman Hamani Stevens (54) picks up Oregon wide receiver Charles Nelson (6) during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon offensive lineman Hamani Stevens (54) picks up Oregon wide receiver Charles Nelson (6) during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon wide receiver Dwayne Stanford (85) gets tackled in the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon wide receiver Dwayne Stanford (85) gets tackled in the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) congratulates a teammate after a play. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) congratulates a teammate after a play. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich looks to the field during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich looks to the field during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) comes off the field for the last time at Autzen Stadium during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) comes off the field for the last time at Autzen Stadium during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon wide receiver Johnathan Loyd (10) makes a break for the end zone during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon wide receiver Johnathan Loyd (10) makes a break for the end zone during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) waits on the sideline during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) waits on the sideline during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon running back Kenny Bassett (31) takes one last look at Autzen Stadium after the game. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon running back Kenny Bassett (31) takes one last look at Autzen Stadium after the game. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) shares a laugh with Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau (13) after the game. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) shares a laugh with Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau (13) after the game. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon defensive back Erick Dargan (4) and Oregon defensive back Troy Hill (13) pose for the camera following the game. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon defensive back Erick Dargan (4) and Oregon defensive back Troy Hill (13) pose for the camera following the game. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon offensive lineman Hamani Stevens (54) runs off the field after the game. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon offensive lineman Hamani Stevens (54) runs off the field after the game. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) is swarmed by the media following the game. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) is swarmed by the media following the game. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on November 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

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If I hear ESPN’s Ted Miller (God bless him) refer to Stanford as “Oregon’s kryptonite” one more time, my head may explode – you know, like the planet Krypton. The problem here is that...

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