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Ducks still favored, now by only 6, over Buckeyes on Monday

    Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, left, signs an autograph for Lynette Bassaw of Springfield, Ore. after practice in Eugene, Ore. Wednesday Jan. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Chris Pietsch)

DALLAS >> Oregon, first listed as a 7-point favorite over Ohio State by the Glantz-Culver line in Monday’s national championship game, is now favored by just 6 points.

The Ducks (13-1) and Buckeyes (13-1) meet in AT&T Stadium in the inaugural College Football Playoff title game.

Led by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Marcus Mariota, high-scoring Oregon was the higher rated team at No. 2 when the four playoff teams were announced on Dec. 7. The Buckeyes, who have relied on third-string quarterback Cardale Jones due to injuries, were No. 4. But they upended top-ranked Alabama 42-35 in the Sugar Bowl.

Oregon was established as a 7-point favorite largely off its 59-20 dismantling of unbeaten defending national champion Florida State in the Rose Bowl.

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