Highlights: Both offenses converted in their clutch chances today. Marcus Mariota threw a touchdown pass to Bralon Addison (I know, I know …) and Jeff Lockie hit Thomas Tyner on the last play of the day … Both Taylor Hart and Derrick Malone intercepted passes right at the line of scrimmage, plucking them right out of the air. … Mariota remains without an interception in a game this season, but they do happen in practice; today Juwaan Williams made a leaping play with the scout team. Among the guys who came over and congratulated him on the sideline – Mariota.
■ Andrew Greif wonders if Utah's nation leading sack artists will have any luck against Marcus Mariota.
■ Marcus Mariota was name a Walter Camp semifinalist yesterday.
■ Dale Newton believes Marcus Mariota will face his biggest challenge yet on Saturday.
■ Seth Prince believes facing a SEC team in a big bowl game would be the best thing that could happen for the Ducks.
■ The Oregon men beat up on a weaker Western Carolina team, 107-83 at Matthew Knight Arena last night.
■ Oregon has some high profile recruits visiting for the Utah game this weekend.
ESPN 300 safety Bishard (Bubba) Baker (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue) and four-star offensive tackle Chris Brown (Los Angeles/Loyola) on official visits this weekend. The duo will be joined by Oregon quarterback commit Morgan Mahalak (Kentfield, Calif./Marin Catholic), who will be prepared with his best recruiting pitch. While Baker and Brown have other official visits in mind and won't be looking to make early decisions, the visit comes with the chance to be completely blown away and give Oregon enough early momentum to withstand visits to other programs.