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No. 2 Oregon defeats No. 23 Washington 52-21
OREGON 52, WASHINGTON 21

By ANNE M. PETERSON
AP Sports Writer

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Marcus Mariota says part of his progression
as a young quarterback is learning how not to do too much.



Oregon's redshirt freshman put his faith more in his teammates
on Saturday night, throwing for 198 yards and four touchdowns in
the No. 2 Ducks' 52-21 victory over No. 23 Washington.



"I just really have to trust them, and trust my ability to get
them the ball," he said.



Mariota rebounded from an interception on the Ducks' opening
series to complete 15 of 24 passes and Oregon (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12)
won its ninth straight overall dating back to last season, as
well as its ninth straight in the series against the rival
Huskies (3-2, 1-1).



Mariota connected with tight end Colt Lyerla with two
touchdowns, and also found Keanon Lowe and Josh Huff. Lyerla
caught three passes for 71 yards, including touchdowns of 10 and
13 yards.



"I think today was a really good example of a team effort,"
Mariota said.



Kenjon Barner, who went into the game ranked 10th in the nation
with an average of 121 yards rushing per game, joined in,
running for 122 yards.



On Washington's side, Bishop Sankey ran for 104 yards and two
touchdowns. Quarterback Keith Price completed 19 of 31 passes
for 145 yards. He threw two interceptions and was sacked once.



"We really felt like we could come in and play with them,"
Washington coach Steve Sarkisian said. "We felt like we had a
plan offensively. But we had a hard time tackling the
quarterback when he got out of the pocket. That made things
difficult for us."



The two Pacific Northwest teams have a lengthy rivalry. Huskies'
fans remember "The Pick" in 1994 when freshman cornerback Kenny
Wheaton saved the day for the Ducks when he intercepted a pass
by Damon Huard and ran it back 97 yards for a score.



The victory sent Oregon to the Rose Bowl - and a clip is still
played on the video scoreboard for fans before every home game.



The Huskies raised the ire of Ducks' fans in 2002 when, after
beating Oregon 42-10, the team danced for nearly an hour on the
"O" on the 50-yard line at Autzen Stadium.



But because of Oregon's recent domination of the series, the
intensity of the rivalry has diminished in recent years. The
Ducks' nine-game winning streak is the longest for either side
in the series history, which dates back to 1900.



There was little visible contentiousness between the two teams
on Saturday night, except for a brief shoving match in the third
quarter.



Mariota, normally cool on the field, said there was a point
where he stood up for himself after being pushed out of bounds.



"We try to take each game like it's a rivalry," Mariota said.



De'Anthony Thomas opened the scoring for the Ducks when he wove
his way through several defenders for a 16-yard touchdown, set
up when the Huskies fumbled on a punt return and Oregon's B.J.
Kelley recovered on the Washington 20.



Mariota found sophomore Lowe with a 21-yard scoring pass before
Avery Patterson scored on a 43-yard interception return. It was
Patterson's second straight game with an interception return for
a touchdown.



Sankey, who had also run for 100 yards in each of Washington's
previous two games, had a 1-yard touchdown dive for the Huskies
to make it 21-7 early in the second quarter.



The Ducks answered with Mariota's 10-yard TD pass to Lyerla. A
short time later, a running Mariota hit Huff with a 34-yard
catch-and-run.



Rob Beard, who missed a 41-yard field goal attempt in the first
half, made a 28-yarder early in the second to make it 38-7.
Sankey ran for a hard-fought 6-yard touchdown before the end of
the third quarter.



Lyerla opened the fourth with a 13-yard touchdown pass from
Mariota, and a short time later Byron Marshall ran for a score
to make it 52-14.



Erich Wilson had a 1-yard TD run for Washington with 32 seconds
left in the game.



"I don't think the final score is indicative of their football
team as compared to ours and that part's really frustrating to
me," Sarkisian said.



The victory was Chip Kelly's 40th as Oregon's head coach.



Washington popped into the rankings last week after a 17-13
victory over then-No. 8 Stanford.



The Ducks were the Huskies' third top-10 opponent this season.
Washington also fell 41-3 to then-No. 3 LSU.



They struggled as much against the Ducks, who went into the game
averaging more than 52 points a game and 550 yards in total
offense.



Last season, Oregon defeated Washington 34-17 in the final game
played at the old Husky Stadium before an extensive renovation
that is set to be completed for the 2013 season.

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