Mariota Admits Chip on Shoulder for Stanford
It’s no secret that the stakes are high under the national spotlight Thursday night at The Farm.
Marcus Mariota, who has lost just one game as the Ducks quarterback, said this past weekend that it’s hard for him to say there’s not a chip on his shoulder, referencing last year’s loss to the Cardinal at Autzen Stadium.
The Cardinal, as well, will come into Thursday night’s game with something to prove. The nation’s highest ranked one-loss team, will have the opportunity to avenge its loss to Utah and put themselves in the drivers seat to repeat as the PAC-12 North representatives in the conference championship game.
Thursday night will feature more than a dozen players who could be selected in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Marcus Mariota, the Heisman front-runner, and De’Anthony Thomas highlight the names for the Ducks, while linebacker Trent Murphy, guard David Yankey and Shayne Skov each have the NFL written all over them.
According to sources within the NFL and the Stanford Cardinal athletic program, roughly 50 NFL scouts and executives will be on hand for Thursday night’s game between Oregon and Stanford.
It will be a chance for not just top tier prospects from each school, but for younger talent to put their names in the mouths of scouts and executives for future evaluation.
Oregon and Stanford square off Thursday night at 6pm, but until then, be sure to get your complete fix on CSNNW.com and catch an ALL NEW Talkin’ Ducks LIVE on CSN at 8pm Monday night.