(2) Oregon Defeats California, 59-17 Behind Mariota’s 6 Touchdowns

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0  Updated at 7:54 am, November 11th, 2012 By: EastIdahoNews.com
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Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(BERKELEY, Calif.) — Ducks freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota tied a school record with six touchdown passes as (2) Oregon (10-0) pounded California (3-8) Saturday night, 59-17.

Oregon took a 24-10 lead into half-time, but Cal was able to cut the deficit to seven early in the third quarter on four-yard touchdown run by senior running back Isi Sofele.

The 19-year-old Mariota would respond, tossing four consecutive touchdowns to give the Ducks a 52-17 lead with 11:43 to play in the fourth quarter.

Maritoa would finish the game 27 of 34 with a career high 377 passing yards.

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