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Oregon’s Mariota awarded Heisman

NEW YORK— Surprising absolutely no one, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was the landslide winner of the 2014 Heisman Trophy announced Saturday night in Manhattan. His victory sets up an unusual matchup against 2013 Heisman winner Jameis Winston of Florida State in a College Football Playoff semifinal on New Year’s Day in the Rose Bowl.

Husky defense ices Cougars in Apple Cup

PULLMAN — There were far more students in Washington State’s cheering section in the first half of Saturday night’s game than in the second, many of them heading elsewhere after spending two quarters in subfreezing temperatures at Martin Stadium.