Mariota throws for 3 TDs and Ducks beat Utah 44-21

Mariota throws for 3 TDs and Ducks beat Utah 44-21

Mariota throws for 3 TDs and Ducks beat Utah 44-21

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by ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer

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Posted on November 16, 2013 at 5:42 PM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Marcus Mariota's knee didn't matter all that much against Utah.

Oregon's sophomore quarterback threw for 288 yards and three touchdowns and the sixth-ranked Ducks rebounded from last week's loss to Stanford with a 44-21 victory over Utah on Saturday.

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Mariota went into the game with questions about the health of his left knee, which impacted his mobility in the 26-20 loss to the Cardinal.

De'Anthony Thomas caught a touchdown pass and scored on an 86-yard kickoff return for the Ducks (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12). Byron Marshall ran for two additional scores but the Ducks were slowed on the ground by Utah's defense, rushing for 145 yards after averaging nearly 302 yards a game this season.

Utah (4-6, 1-6) was dealt a blow before the game when starting quarterback Travis Wilson didn't make the trip to Eugene because of a concussion. Backup Adam Schulz threw for 157 yards and a touchdown and ran for another.
 

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