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Marcus Mariota Stopped Flag on UCLA

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Oregon QB Marcus Mariota may be one of the frontrunners for this year’s Heisman Trophy, but he’s not expecting any special treatment whatsoever because of such.

Case in point: Saturday’s 42-14 victory over UCLA. After Bruins LB Jordan Zumwalt ran into Mariota as the quarterback was running out of bounds, officials were reaching for their flags as if to call a late hit - only for Mariota to step in and tell the refs not to call a penalty.

Mariota backed up that “character play” (which Heisman voters probably froth over) by taking care of business on the field as well, completing 21-of-28 passes for 230 yards and a TD.

[@Ryan_Kartje]

 
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