Barner, a senior from Riverside, Calif., has run for 1,624 yards and scored 22 touchdowns this season to rank fourth in the country in rushing (135.3 avg.) and sixth in scoring (11.0 ppg). He also rates second nationally in TDs scored while ascending to second on the Ducks’ all-time single-season scoring list (132 points) and fourth on the one-year rushing ledger.
• Who are the Pac-12's worst teams? Ted Miller takes a look and what do you know, two of my faves are in the mix, the fuskies and the beavs.
• Jackson Long at the ODE picks their top ten moments of the 2012 football season. It's a pretty good list so check it out.
• Marcus Mariota was named a finalist for the Manning Award which is given annually to the top collegiate quarterback in the country.
The Honolulu, Hawaii standout previously was announced as the Pac-12’s Offensive Freshman of the Year and became the league’s first freshman to be named to the first-team all-conference contingent at quarterback since 1989. Mariota also became the school’s first freshman quarterback in 21 years to start the season opener while leading the Pac-12 in passing efficiency (5th nationally) and ranking second in the conference in touchdown passes (30). His completion percentage of 69.87% is currently ahead of the NCAA freshman record of 69.5 percent (Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, 2007). He has completed 218 of 312 passes for 2,511 yards to go along with only six interceptions.