Mariota has 4 TDs and Ducks beat Buffaloes 44-10

Nov 22, 2014 8:50 PM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Marcus Mariota threw for 323 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 73 yards and another score in perhaps his last game at Autzen Stadium and No. 3 Oregon beat Colorado 44-10 on Saturday.

Freshman Royce Freeman ran for 105 yards and two scores for the Ducks (10-1, 7-1 Pac-12, CFP No. 2). Oregon has already clinched the North Division's berth in the conference championship game on Dec. 5.

It was the seventh straight loss for Colorado (2-9, 0-8).

Mariota, a Heisman Trophy front-runner who has thrown a touchdown pass in every game of his career at Oregon, has not yet said whether he will forgo his final year of eligibility next season and declare for the NFL draft, although most expect him to. Should he go to the NFL, he is projected by many as a top-five pick.

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