- Ted Miller, ESPN Staff Writer
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We're looking at some of the top individual performances in the Pac-12 in 2013.
Up next: Huskies get Mariota'ed
The numbers: Mariota completed 24 of 31 passes -- 77.4 percent -- for 366 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. He also rushed for 88 yards on 13 carries -- 6.8 yards per carry -- with a touchdown.
A closer look: This might have been the best performance by a quarterback on the road against a good defense all year. Mariota's adjusted QBR was 97.4 for the game (out of a possible 100). He connected on 13 of his first 15 passes in front of a boisterous crowd that was hungry to end a decade of futility in the bitter rivalry. Further, while the final margin suggests a blowout, this was a seven-point game entering the fourth quarter when Mariota asserted himself with a 5-yard TD run and a short TD pass. He also had a 65-yard TD pass to Josh Huff on the first possession of the second half after the Huskies had cut the Ducks' lead to 21-14 on their first possession of the third quarter (a 60-yard run from Bishop Sankey). In fact, the Huskies pulled within a TD twice in the second half, but Mariota always had an answer. His offense rolled up 631 total yards and averaged 7.8 yards per play against a defense that had yielded 3.9 yards per play and was ranked third in the nation in pass efficiency defense.
1hKevin Gemmell and Erik McKinney
2hKevin Gemmell and Erik McKinney
3hKevin Gemmell and Erik McKinney
5hKevin Gemmell and Erik McKinney