Highlights: A two-hour practice saved the best for last. The day ended with a clutch drill, the offense needing a touchdown with little time left on the clock. It was fourth down when Marcus Mariota rolled to his left, spotted Johnny Mundt in the end zone, jumped to square his shoulders and completed the touchdown pass. That quarterback can play just a little bit.
Ironically, that play capped a day that also featured a rare interception by Mariota, who hasn’t thrown one in a game in 175 attempts. He was trying to hit a receiver down the field when safety Issac Dixon stepped in front and made the pick. … That early period also featured a sneaky little break-up by Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, who was running with a receiver when a pass was delivered into the receiver’s midsection. Rather than some aggressive break-up, Ekpre-Olomu just slipped his hand in and knocked it down, as if he were swatting at a fly. … Bralon Addison showed great hand-eye coordination on a deep ball that was over his head. He reached up with one hand, knocking the ball out of the air, juggled it for a second and then hauled it in for a touchdown.
■ GoDucksdotcom has a great documentary piece on former Colorado TE Ed Reinhardt Jr., who suffered a life altering injury during a game at Autzen Stadium back in 1984. Well worth the 22 minutes.
■ Oregon receivers don't make great plays with just the ball in their hands.
■ Former Oregon LB Kiko Alonso is having a pretty good rookie season for Buffalo Bills in the NFL.
■ Thomas Tyner is looking forward to the possibility of more carries during the Colorado game.