The Ducks wore the pink cleats in practice today, breaking them in for Saturday’s game. The team tested the helmets way back during the bye week in September. … Today’s practice was Oregon’s walk-through, and the team will hold its “Fast Friday” workout tomorrow to ramp up the tempo.
■ The Ducks will be united to support the fight against women's cancers as they will be wearing pink helmets, gloves, socks and shoes during the game on Saturday.
■ Andrew Greif reports the Ducks have switched up their routine to keep the edge sharp.
■ Sam Arney has a mid-season report card and has his top five players listed.
■ Ken Goe has five questions about the Cougs for a writer covering WSU.
■ Andrew Greif says Bralon Addison has become the Ducks' latest game breaking star. Very good read, don't miss it.
■ Kevin Gemmell advises what to watch in the Pac-12 this week and has this item for Duck fans.
Marcus Mariota, the Heisman front runner through the first half of the season, continues to impress with turnover-free performances. Though his completion percentage is down from last year, he hasn't thrown an interception in 165 pass attempts this year -- which extends a streak dating back to last season of 233 attempts. His last interception was against Stanford. During that stretch, he’s completed 100 passes for 1,724 yards and 17 touchdowns. Receivers Josh Huff and Bralon Addison have 27 catches each for a combined 1,054 yards and 11 touchdowns.