Oregon Football: Marcus Mariota Will Prove He's Nation's Best QB vs. Stanford

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Oregon Football: Marcus Mariota Will Prove He's Nation's Best QB vs. Stanford
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Although it's unladylike, this is an "I told you so" article. It's particularly risky in my case because I'm often wrong.

But this time I got it right. After Oregon's first game of this season, I wrote an article where I stated that Marcus Mariota is a better quarterback than Matt Barkley. As you can imagine, at that point in the young season, I was skewered by virtually everyone including my husband. I believe his exact words were "You're nuts."

Do I look less nutty now, honey?

Sitting firmly at No. 1 atop the nation's quarterback efficiency ratings, Mariota has, week-by-week, won over any doubters with his stunning play. Especially stunning when we factor in that Mariota is a redshirt freshman.

Anyone who attended the Ducks' spring game got in on a little secret that the rest of the college football world would not discover for months: Marcus Mariota is special.

Let's look at the evidence.

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