Ducks are Civil in Beaver beatdown

Last weekend I made the trip down to chilly Corvallis to get my taste of a new rivalry game. The “Civil War” game between the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers. The Beavers have struggled this year but the #2 ranked Ducks are on track to play for the first ever playoff for the National Championship. As with all rivalry games, you can usually throw out the team’s records because they get hyped up and come out ready to play. Or so the story goes… Oregon stormed right out of the gate and it was 9-0 before you could even blink an eye and Heisman trophy front-runner Marcus Mariota accounted for 6 touchdowns on way to a 47-19 rout of the Beavers.

Head Coach Mike Riley shares a laugh with Senior QB Sean Mannion during introductions of the Seniors.
Head Coach Mike Riley shares a laugh with Senior QB Sean Mannion during introductions of the Seniors.
Sean Mannion takes the field for the last time as a Beaver.
Sean Mannion takes the field for the last time as a Beaver.
Storm Woods (best name in college football) carves through a flock of ducks for yardage.
Storm Woods (best name in college football) carves through a flock of ducks for yardage.
Marcus Mariota rolls out to avoid the rush.
Marcus Mariota rolls out to avoid the rush.
Royce Freeman gets out in the open.
Royce Freeman gets out in the open.
Ducks are jumpin' after a score.
Ducks are jumpin’ after a score.
Danny Mattingly wraps up Jacob Wark.
Danny Mattingly wraps up Jacob Wark.
Tyler Anderson gets to the outside of the Duck Defense.
Tyler Anderson gets to the outside of the Duck Defense.
Royce on a Roll.
Royce on a Roll.
More Jumping Ducks.
More Jumping Ducks.
Devon Allen gets uprooted by a Beaver.
Devon Allen gets uprooted by a Beaver.
Mariota escaping from the OSU pressure.
Mariota escaping from the OSU pressure.
There is a Beaver buried under all those Ducks.
There is a Beaver buried under all those Ducks.
Marcus Mariota seeing through the defense.
Marcus Mariota seeing through the defense.
Woods storms through the Ducks defense.
Woods storms through the Ducks defense.
Mariota with a huge run for important yards to keep a drive alive.
Mariota with a huge run for important yards to keep a drive alive.
I know you shouldn't dwell on the shots you missed, but this one really pisses me off.
I know you shouldn’t dwell on the shots you missed, but this one really pisses me off.
Byron Marshall slips away from the Beavers...
Byron Marshall slips away from the Beavers…
...for six points.
…for six points.
The Ducks D celebrate after a stop.
The Ducks D celebrate after a stop.

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Mariota charges into the end zone for one of his touchdowns on the night.
Mariota charges into the end zone for one of his touchdowns on the night.
Sean Mannion unloads a pass.
Sean Mannion unloads a pass.
This was the only Duck that didn't make it into the end zone on this night.
This was the only Duck that didn’t make it into the end zone on this night.
Benny still kept a smile all night.
Benny still kept a smile all night.
Senior Dylan Wynnn shows his love for his team.
Senior Dylan Wynnn shows his love for his team.
Storm Woods finds his way into the end zone.
Storm Woods finds his way into the end zone.
Coaches Helfrich and Riley shake hands after the game.
Coaches Helfrich and Riley shake hands after the game.
Coach Riley congratulates Marcus Mariota after the game.
Coach Riley congratulates Marcus Mariota after the game.
Marcus Mariota talks to the media.
Marcus Mariota talks to the media.
One of the perks of a freezing cold, clear night is a good view of the moon. Not bad for hand-held.
One of the perks of a freezing cold, clear night is a good view of the moon. Not bad for hand-held.

Author: Dave

Seattle-based sports photographer and Graphic Designer.