EUGENE, Ore. – Many people believe that Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is bound for the NFL after this season is over. That means Saturday's game against Colorado could be the junior's last at Autzen Stadium.
Mariota decided after last season that he'd give the Ducks another go. So far that choice is appearing to be wise: The quarterback is among the top candidates for the Heisman Trophy, and Oregon is No. 2 in the College Football Playoff rankings and poised to appear in the first playoffs.
Mariota hasn't offered any hints about his future this season, going as far as saying he hasn't really thought about it yet. So he's trying not to put too much weight on the finality aspect of the last home game, at least for himself.