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Stat of note for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota? 0 interceptions

  • Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, left, runs the ball on a keeper play against Washington in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Seattle. Mariota was stopped short of the goal line, but Oregon scored a touchdown on the next play. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, left, runs the ball on a keeper play against Washington in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Seattle. Mariota was stopped short of the goal line, but Oregon scored a touchdown on the next play. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota warms up before an NCAA college football game against Washington, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota warms up before an NCAA college football game against Washington, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)  (The Associated Press)

One of the most notable numbers in Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota's stat line is 0. That's the number of interceptions he has thrown in the first half of the season.

The sophomore who has become a top contender for the Heisman Trophy hasn't had an interception in 233 attempts dating to last year, an ongoing Pac-12 record.

Overall, Mariota has completed 100 passes for 1,724 yards and 17 touchdowns for second-ranked Oregon this season. He has run for 426 yards and eight more scores.

For the record, Mariota's last interception came in then-No. 1 Oregon's 17-14 loss to Stanford last Nov. 17, which dashed the Ducks' hopes for a shot at the BCS title game.