Oct 23, 2014 7:59 PM
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Marcus Mariota hasn't given much thought to being part of the first college football game played at Levi's Stadium. It's probably because the Oregon quarterback plans to return to the $1.3 billion facility in another six weeks.
Mariota and the sixth-ranked Ducks (6-1, 3-1) are riding a modest two-game winning streak heading into Friday night's game against California (4-3, 2-3). They're in first place in the Pac-12 North and positioned to make a serious run at their first conference title since 2011.
Levi's Stadium, the new home of the San Francisco 49ers and site of the Super Bowl in 2016, will host the Pac-12 championship game on Dec. 5.
Mariota, the Heisman Trophy candidate who is on the verge of becoming Oregon's career passing leader, plans on being there.
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