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August 27, 2013

Pick 6: Ways to win the Heisman

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NORMAN —

6. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon: Mariota’s problems are similar to McCarron’s. As good as Mariota is, the Ducks are loaded. Do-everything-back De’Anthony Thomas might be the most dynamic and dangerous player in the country. The Ducks’ propensity to pound their opponents provides plenty of fourth-quarter rest for Mariota. And anything less than a trip to the BCS title game for Mariota and the Ducks, will seem like a disappointment. Oregon will need to be just about perfect to have its first Heisman winner.

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