Highlights: That red-zone drill also included rushing touchdowns by De'Anthony Thomas, Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner, and a scoring pass from Jake Rodrigues to Chance Allen. … Allen had one of the plays of the day during a one-on-one drill also conducted in the red zone, leaping and twisting his body to haul in a pass. … Keanon Lowe had two nice touchdowns during that one-on-one period, one thanks to a beautifully thrown ball by Dustin Haines that led Lowe perfectly while he was still in the middle of making a break in his route. … Bronson Yim had a diving interception for the scout defense after a pass was tipped by a receiver. … DeForest Buckner, Joe Walker, Rahim Cassell and Rodney Hardrick all had big hits on the defensive field during the red-zone work.
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With the Ducks increased emphasis on the intermediate passing game, they have more options in recovering from negative plays, and they've done a solid job in that area over the first two games. Knowledgeable fans will watch closely to see if that trend continues against tougher opponents, beginning with a ball-hawking Tennessee defense that forced 7 turnovers last weekend.