Ask Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota if he’s aware of the national discussion regarding the 2013 Heisman Trophy race and he’ll politely say he isn’t.
Hard to believe, since the entire college football universe is talking about Mariota and his spectacular performance against the Washington Huskies Saturday in Seattle.
Besides leading the Ducks to their current 6-0 record and No. 2 national ranking, Mariota has accounted for 25 touchdowns and has yet to turn the ball over in 165 passing attempts and 41 rushing attempts.
“I wouldn’t say I’m unaware” say’s Mariota.
“I do my best not to pay attention,….like don’t watch tv replays,…you know, just focus on coming in the facility and just working out and doing my best that I can each day.”
Mariota was named conference offensive player of the week for the second straight week, the first Pac-12 player to do so since kick returner Reggie Dunn of Utah and running back Johnathan Franklin of UCLA last season.
The last Oregon player to be named conference player of the week in consecutive weeks was placekicker Paul Martinez in 2005.
Mariota accounted for 10 touchdowns in his last two games,…. wins over Colorado in Boulder and the Huskies in Seattle.
In the Ducks win over the Huskies, Mariota was 24-of-31 for 366 yards with three touchdowns, and ran for 88 yards and a score.
VIDEO; Watch the video interview with Marcus Mariota by clicking on the arrow in the video box above.