No. 2 Oregon pulls away from Washington St. 62-38

No. 2 Oregon pulls away from Washington St. 62-38

No. 2 Oregon pulls away from Washington St. 62-38

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by ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer

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Posted on October 20, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 4:54 AM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Marcus Mariota threw for 327 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another as No. 2 Oregon overcame the prolific passing of Connor Halliday for a 62-38 victory over Washington State on Saturday night.

Mariota kicked things off with a 57-yard scoring dash on the first series of the game for the Ducks, who wore pink helmets, cleats and socks for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Byron Marshall ran for 192 yards and three touchdowns for Oregon (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12).

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Halliday completed 58 of 89 passes for 557 yards and four touchdowns for the Cougars (4-4, 2-3). His attempts broke the FBS-level record of 83 set by Drew Brees on Oct. 10, 1998.  His total attempts and completions also broke the Pac-12 records set by Arizona's Matt Scott last season, and his total yards set a Washington State record.

But Halliday also threw four interceptions, including one that was returned 51 yards for a touchdown by Terrance Mitchell early in the fourth quarter. The junior leads the nation with 18 interceptions.

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