Beginning of the end? Title game may be Mariota's finale
DALLAS (AP) - This may be the final game with the Ducks for Marcus Mariota.
The Hawaii native says he won't decide until after Monday's national championship whether he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.
The appearance in the big game caps a spectacular season for Oregon's record-breaking dual-threat quarterback.
In addition to the Heisman, Mariota was named AP Player of the Year and the Pac-12's offensive player of the year. He also won the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp player of the year, along with the Davey O'Brien and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which go to the nation's top quarterback.
But what Mariota really wants is a national championship. He says he'd even trade his Heisman for it.