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Photos: Having a fan-tastic time at the Natty

Photos: Having a fan-tastic time at the Natty
Oregon Duck fans tailgate prior to the CFP National Championship game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at AT&T Stadium. Mary Jane Schulte, Oregon News Lab

Marcus Mariota explains why he taps his heart after scoring touchdowns

Marcus Mariota explains why he taps his heart after scoring touchdowns »Play Video
Marcus Mariota (#8) celebrates after rushing for a touchdown. The Ducks defeated the Arizona Wildcats 51 - 13 in the 2014 PAC-12 Championship Game at Levi's Stadium. Cameron Shultz, Oregon News Lab

Fans have seen Heisman winner Marcus Mariota's end zone celebration a lot this season: Three quick pats to the chest.

What does it mean?

How does Ohio State plan to keep up with Oregon? 'Beat the demon'

How does Ohio State plan to keep up with Oregon? 'Beat the demon' »Play Video
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was asked how he prepared his team for Oregon's up-tempo offense.

"Without getting into too much detail," Meyer started.

"Be specific please," Oregon coach Mark Helfrich chimed in.

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'Mariota is the best QB we've had since '58'

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The 1958 Rose Bowl. Ohio State beat Oregon, 10-7.

The buckeye tree outside Lillis Business Complex dates back to the 1958 Rose Bowl.

Oregon came into the game as heavy underdogs to top-ranked Ohio State.

But Oregon kept it close throughout. In the end, the Buckeyes prevailed, 10-7.

Jack Morris missed a field goal for Oregon in the third quarter. It's a play Morris jokingly blames on his holder, quarterback Jack Crabtree.