Highlights: Mariota put on his usual display during seven-on-seven, and showed off how well he checks through his progression. Keeping in mind there’s no pass rush in these situations, Mariota took the time on one rep to look around and notice Daryle Hawkins running free against busted coverage, then passed to him for the touchdown. Moments later, Mariota found Josh Huff being defended by a scout-team linebacker, and rifled another completion. Oregon’s starting quarterback also had a touchdown pass to Chance Allen during the period.
The scout-team defense made some plays of its own during the seven-on-seven session, though, notably an interception by Stephen Amoako off a backup quarterback. On the defensive field, Joe Walker and Tyrell Robinson came up with interceptions on back-to-back plays, with Robinson able to avoid traffic and break away for a probable pick-six.
■ Joseph Hoyt also has a recap of the practice session yesterday.
■ GoDucks.com has the weekly football release posted.
■ Nice look at Keanon Lowe and how he leads by example and being a role model.
■ Dale Newton lists ten things the Ducks did right against WSU.
■ Ted Miller has Oregon in most of the categories in his latest edition of "stat attack."
■ Inquiring minds want to know, have the Ducks been "holding back" for Stanford and UCLA?
■ Initial response from the Ducks on the initial BCS poll? Yawn...it's out of our control.
■ Marcus Mariota's Heisman buzz and NFL draft potential continue to rise.
Mariota’s draft prospects reached elite heights, according to separate outlets. The sports blog The Big Lead projected him as the No. 1 pick in their latest 2014 NFL Draft mock draft. In that scenario, the Jacksonville Jaguars would draft Mariota. Meanwhile Sports Illustrated released its latest mock draft that placed Mariota as the No. 3 overall pick.