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Marcus Mariota throws his first interception of the year

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Oregon’s Marcus Mariota did something today against Arizona he hasn’t done in 353 pass attempts.

He threw an interception.

It was the first of the year for the Ducks quarterback and snapped his Pac-12 record. But what’s crazy about it is how it went down. It was almost as if it took an act of God for it to happen.

On a play you’ll see on highlights later tonight, Mariota’s first throw of the day hit his receiver in the numbers, but the ball bounced away out of bounds. Or so it seemed. It didn’t land incomplete. Instead, an Arizona defender deflected it back in bounds and into the hands of Scooby Wright at the Arizona 42-yard line.

Just like that, Mariota had his first pick and the Wildcats were in business. They would go on to score and forge an early 14-0 lead over the No. 6 Ducks.

Mariota still has a sterling 25-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He’s going to need to build on that if Oregon is going to survive against the Wildcats.

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9 Responses to “Marcus Mariota throws his first interception of the year”
  1. shaynesm says: Nov 23, 2013 4:21 PM

    Darnit!

  2. lsuzilla says: Nov 23, 2013 4:28 PM

    21-3 az in the 2nd……BWAHAHAHA

  3. dhardy8207 says: Nov 23, 2013 4:30 PM

    Oh the duck feather’s were flying I bet. Ah well, a 25-1 TD to INT ratio isn’t a shabby job.

    Secondly, “Scooby Wright”…. really “Scooby”? Who the hell names their kid Scooby… Gotta be a nickname, just gotta be….

  4. lsuzilla says: Nov 23, 2013 4:38 PM

    espn announcers are just fawning over each other that Mariotas INT wasn’t his fault. Meanwhile the az QB is raping the Oregon secondary.

  5. auburntigers34 says: Nov 23, 2013 4:48 PM

    If this keeps up, they won’t have to worry about going to the Rose Bowl this year.

  6. auburntigers34 says: Nov 23, 2013 5:57 PM

    35-9. Oregon looks terrible.

  7. Anoesis says: Nov 23, 2013 6:00 PM

    35-9 Arizona near the end of the third. I thought Oregon was supposed to be a top-tier team again this year. They’re fixin’ to fall out of the top 10.

  8. sbmcintosh36 says: Nov 23, 2013 6:45 PM

    Bear Down. .. that is all

  9. beastmode5150 says: Nov 23, 2013 7:20 PM

    lOl zerogon.

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