Quarterback Marcus Mariota has announced that he will return to Oregon for his junior season. There had been speculation that Mariota might declare himself eligible for the NFL. Oregon will know its postseason fate on Sunday when the bowl pairings are announced. Mariota has thrown a touchdown in all 25 games he’s played in as a Duck, the third-longest current streak in the nation. His 39 touchdowns — 30 passing and nine rushing — this season and 3,994 yards of total offense are the most in a single season at Oregon. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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