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Expect Mariota to get back on track this weekend.
Week 12 Matchup: Utah (4-5) at No. 6 Oregon (8-1), Nov. 16, 4 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1
Last weekend’s 26-20 loss to Stanford has had major consequences for the Ducks.
For starters, the team’s BCS title hopes are pretty much all but gone. Not to mention, quarterback Marcus Mariota’s Heisman candidacy also took a pretty serious hit.
Look for the sophomore to get both campaigns back on the right track this weekend.
Through nine games, Mariota has thrown for 2,531 yards, 22 touchdowns and no interceptions on 63.3 percent passing. He’s also rushed for another 495 yards and nine scores.
Against a Utes defense that has been subpar at best, Mariota should dominate.
Thus far, the unit ranks No. 84 against the pass (239.9 YPG). Not only has Utah allowed 13 passing touchdowns and conceded 7.1 yards per attempt, but the team has only forced two interceptions all season long.
That’s not a good sign for the Utes, especially going up against a quarterback that makes as few mistakes as Mariota does.