Marcus Mariota goes airborne for the touchdown

Associated Press

A night after the most popular quarterback in school history, Joey Harrington, was honored by the University of Oregon, another continued his assault on the Ducks' record books.

Marcus Mariota recorded a cool 19-for-23, 221-yard performance in a win over Wyoming, and he's now recorded 793 passes in his career with just 10 interceptions, surpassing Billy Volek as the NCAA's leader in interception percentage.

Oh, and he also did this.

A week after outdueling Michigan State, Mariota and the Ducks got off to a slow start before he led them to 41 unanswered points, all in less than two quarters. The quarterback toyed with the defense with both his feet and arm.

It's not only the stats that tell the story for Mariota. Numerous times in the first half, he tucked the ball and ran like he's done in the past, but Mariota seems to have found an innate ability to know when to get down. Avoiding unnecessary hits will be huge for Mariota and Oregon as the season progresses -- an MCL injury to Mariota may have been the only thing that kept Oregon from an undefeated season in 2013.

As long as he's being smart, flips like the one he took on Saturday will only help secure his legacy.

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