Mariota became the 13th quarterback to win the honor since 2000 when the 80th presentation of the award was announced at the Best Buy Theater in New York City.
Mariota choked up during his acceptance speech, during which he thanked everyone from the Ducks’ offensive line to his parents.
Watch the speech in the video above.
Mariota finished with 2,534 points, more than double that of Gordon, who finished with 1,250. Cooper had more first-place votes than Gordon, but fewer second-place votes, finishing with with 1,023 points.
Mariota recieved 90.9 percent of possible points — second only to the 91.6 percent received by Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith in 2006.
TCU quarterback Trevon Boykin finished fourth with 218 total points. Ohio State quarterback JT Barrett finished fifth, while 2013 Heisman winner Jameis Winston, whose Florida State team will play Mariota’s Oregon team New Year’s Day in the Rose Bowl, finished sixth.
AL.com has a full rundown of the results.