Keanon Lowe catches touchdown from Marcus Mariota giving Oregon lead (GIF)

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The Oregon Ducks have struck first in the NCAA National Championship game.

Heisman trophy winning quarterback Marcus Mariota tossed a seven yard touchdown to wide receiver Keanon Lowe giving them an early 7-0 lead.

On the opening drive of the game Mariota was 4-of-4 for 30 yards.

The drive was almost halted when Mariota was ruled to have fumbled on a rush but upon booth review the call was reversed allowing the Ducks drive to continue.

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