Oregon St. congratulates Mariota

ByDarren Rovell ESPN logo
Sunday, December 14, 2014

They call the game between them the Civil War, but Oregon Stateput aside its dislike of its in-state rivals to congratulate Oregon quarterbackMarcus Mariota who won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night.

The Beavers placed an ad in Sunday's The Oregonian to congratulate Mariota and also made a digital ad.

"We have a lot of respect for Marcus," said Oregon State assistant athletic director Steve Fenk. "While many years apart in age, Marcus displays the same type of class that [Oregon State's 1962 Heisman Trophy winner] Terry Baker does on a daily basis."

Fenk said the school partnered with The Oregonian on the ad and didn't know what the cost of the full-page ad was.

Oregon has won seven straight games in the series, including a 28-point win this season.

Mariota received the second-highest percentage of possible points (90.92) in Heisman voting history, behind only Ohio Statequarterback Troy Smith, who had 91.63 in 2006.

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