Junior cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu has been selected to the watch list for the 19th annual Bednarik Award, presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year, while sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota and junior all-purpose standout De’Anthony Thomas have been chosen for consideration for the 77th annual Maxwell Award, given to the nation’s College Player of the Year.
■ Kevin Gemmell has a Pac-12 recruiting roundup.
■ The Pac-12 ultimate road trip during week 9 sees a visit to Autzen Stadium versus UCLA.
■ John Canzano starts counting down his top 25 most influential people in Oregon sports where you'll even find a former Yankee, list includes 25-21.
■ Nathan Roholt takes a look at the newest edition of EA Sports’ NCAA Football which should be available today for die hard fans.