Highlights: The offense scored in both clutch periods to end the day, with Daryle Hawkins catching a ball in traffic with the ones and Chance Allen outleaping a defensive back in the end zone with the twos. The offense was assessed a celebration penalty after Allen's touchdown, moving the PAT back, but Alejandro Maldonado nailed the "game-winning" kick. … Mariota may have that long streak without an interception in games, but he was picked off by his good friend Isaac Ava in seven-on today. It was no fluke; Ava nearly picked off Mariota just a couple of snaps earlier. That said, Mariota followed up the pick with a touchdown pass. … Ifo Ekpre-Olomu had at least two interceptions on the day.
As I try to do once a week or so, I walked around to the far side of the field during seven-on to watch pass-rush drills. Ricky Havili-Heimuli was a star of the show, dominating all three reps I saw him take. Torrodney Prevot showed off his athleticism by winning a couple reps, though on a third he was contained by Everett Benyard. Tyler Johnstone also scored a couple wins for the offensive linemen.
■ Dale Newton wonders if you're worried as the Ducks face their old nemesis Stanford, the SI cover jinx and destiny all in the same week.
■ Ted Miller reminds us the wait is almost over after a slate of B-games this week.
■ Johnny Mundt is a good example of how hard work and discipline have lasting rewards.
■ Andrew Greif takes a closer look at the bond between Scott Frost and his brother Steve.
Thursday evening, a wall and about 15 feet will separate Scott – Oregon’s first-year offensive coordinator – from the booth that holds Steve, Stanford football’s public address announcer since 1999.