Scout-team scrimmage highlights: The first play of the morning was a doozy, as Damion Hobbs lofted a pass into the end zone that Darren Carrington went up and snagged despite blanket coverage. … Quarterback Taylor Alie – who also had a strong week, according to GA Mike Keldorf – had to leave the pocket and look for yards after T.J. Daniel penetrated the line. Though he didn’t get much of a chance to show his skills there, Alie is “extremely coachable and pays attention to the details,” Keldorf said. “You only have to tell him once and he tries to the best of his ability to make it happen.”
■ Andrew Greif shares his five things to watch for today.
■ Jason Quick previews the Utah game.
■ Dale Newton says Oregon needs to change the narrative in bounce back game against the Utes today.
■ My prediction: Oregon 45 - Utah 17
■ Ted Miller wonders "did you know?"
Since the start of last season, Oregon has forced an FBS-high 63 turnovers and has scored the second-most points off turnovers (288) in the nation.