Mariota finished with twice as many points as the second-place finisher, Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon, for the 80th Heisman Trophy awarded. He received 90.92 percent of the points, second most all-time behind Ohio State QB Troy Smith in 2006. USC RB Reggie Bush received 91.77 percent of the points in 2005, but that was later vacated for a violation of NCAA rules.
Alabama WR Amari Cooper finished in 3rd place, with Trevone Boykin of TCU and J.T. Barrett of Ohio State in 4th and 5th.
Mariota had a Pac-12 record 53 touchdowns (38-pass, 14-rush, 1-receiving), and is the first Hawaii native to win the award. He is the first QB since Came Newton in 2010 to win the Maxwell, Davey O'Brien, and Heisman awards in the same season.
After giving a heartfelt speech, including thanking and dedicating the win to his parents, Mariota and the Ducks will focus their attention to Florida State in the Rose Bowl. He has one year of eligibility left with the Ducks and has not made a decision regarding the NFL Draft. Right now, the focus will remain on winning his first national championship.