Last season's losses don't change Oregon's mindset

Last season's losses don't change Oregon's mindset »Play Video
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota smiles as he prepares for warmups before an NCAA college football game against Stanford on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon opens fall camp on Monday as the early favorite in the Pac-12. There's good reason: Quarterback Marcus Mariota is back.

Mariota averaged nearly 282 yards passing per game and threw for 31 touchdowns with only four interceptions last season. He also rushed for 715 yards and nine scores. His 4,380 yards of total offense set a school record.

There was speculation last season that he'd jump to opportunities in the NFL, but Mariota announced early on that he was sticking with the Ducks.

On Monday, Mariota said his decision didn't have all that much to do with "unfinished business" after Oregon lost two games last season to fall out of national championship contention.

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