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Marcus Mariota-led green team wins Oregon's Spring Game

  • Oregon's Ayele Forde catches a pass during their spring NCAA college football game on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Thomas Boyd)  MAGS OUT; TV OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT

    Oregon's Ayele Forde catches a pass during their spring NCAA college football game on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Thomas Boyd) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Oregon coach Mark Helfrich coaches during the Ducks spring NCAA college football game on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Thomas Boyd)  MAGS OUT; TV OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT

    Oregon coach Mark Helfrich coaches during the Ducks spring NCAA college football game on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Thomas Boyd) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Oregon's Thomas Tyner runs the ball during the Ducks spring NCAA college football game on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Thomas Boyd)  MAGS OUT; TV OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT

    Oregon's Thomas Tyner runs the ball during the Ducks spring NCAA college football game on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Thomas Boyd) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT  (The Associated Press)

Marcus Mariota was sharp in his limited appearance in the Oregon spring game Saturday, throwing a pair of first-quarter touchdown passes to lead the Ducks' green team to a 27-7 victory over the gray team.

Mariota, a presumptive 2014 Heisman Trophy candidate who returned to Oregon for his junior season instead of turning pro this winter, completed 6 of 7 passes for 100 yards and played in the first three series for the green team. He also rushed for 23 yards on five carries.

His one incompletion was a throwaway after rolling out of the pocket to avoid a sack. Two plays later he connected with running back Thomas Tyner on a 22-yard touchdown pass for a 7-0 lead with 3:22 to play in the first quarter.