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Marcus Mariota is possibly a dark-horse Heisman candidate for some, and much has been made of his tremendous skill set. He has an uncanny ability to run at the quarterback spot, and his pocket presence is impressive.
Mariota is fortunate however, to have two of the best running backs in the country in the backfield with him, and the Hawaiian has used this to his advantage.
Kenjon Barner and De'Anthony Thomas have combined for over 1,300 rushing yards this season, and Oregon now has a fierce rushing attack.
Barner and Thomas were at it again against Colorado, while Mariota managed the game well.
Mariota finished the game 10-for-14 for 134 yards and two touchdowns.
I am not saying that Mariota won't be a top quarterback, but right now he is simply a spoke in the wheel for Oregon's high-octane offense.