Seattle, WA, United States (4E Sports) – Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota threw for 352 yards, had three touchdowns and added one TD rushing to lift his team over the Washington Huskies 45-24 Saturday at the Husky Stadium.
Twice in the second half the Huskies pulled within a touchdown, but Mariota doused both rallies by leading the No. 2 Ducks (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12) to touchdowns of their own.
Tied at 7-7 and driving, Huskies’ Bishop Sankey was forced to a fumble by cornerback Troy Hill and recovered by Torrondney Prevot.
Mariota then connected with Addison for a 4-yard TD and a 14-7 lead.
The Ducks followed with a seven-play drive, capped with a 15-yard sprint by Marshall to gie the Ducks a 21-7 lead.
The Huskies’ Keith Price also threw an interception late in the second quarter deep in Oregon’s end.
The No. 16 Huskies closed to 21-14 as Sankey burst 60 yards on fourth-and-1, but Mariota answered by dropping his long TD pass to Huff.
Sankey’s 25-yard TD run in the final minute of the third quarter cut the Ducks lead to 31-24.
But Mariota scored on a 5-yard run and added a 3-yard TD pass to Addison for the final margin.
“I thought both of our turnovers occurred in their territory and took potential points off the board for us and gave them possessions,” said Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian.
Sankey ran for 167 yards and touchdowns of 60 and 25 yards.
The Huskies (4-2, 1-2) defense gave up 633 total yards.