Highlights: From the department of broken records, it was another sharp day throwing the football for Marcus Mariota. In two different 11-on-11 periods, he did a nice job of extending plays with his feet by rolling to his left and then squaring his shoulders for a touchdown pass, once to Keanon Lowe and once to Pharaoh Brown. Mariota also had touchdowns to Bralon Addison and Daryle Hawkins during a red-zone period.
■ Jason Quick gives you a sneak peek at the Oregon vs Stanford game.
■ Charles Fisher lays out what fans should watch for on Thursday night.
■ Ted Miller continues to have Oregon on top of the Pac-12 power rankings.
■ De'Anthony thinks Oregon will put at least 40 on the scoreboard vs Stanford.
■ Byron Marshall will enjoy his homecoming this week.
■ ESPN is giving the Oregon-Stanford game special treatment on Thursday.
■ GoDucks.com has posted the weekly football release for the Stanford game.
■ Marcus Mariota was named a semi-finalist for the Davey O'Brien Award.
■ Joseph Hoyt has a Q&A with offensive coordinator Scott Frost.
■ Mel Kiper and Todd McShay (In$ider) who has the better offense, Oregon or Baylor?
If spread is the word to describe Baylor, then for Oregon it's "options." The Ducks can attack you with the zone-read, which by itself keeps the defense on edge with the threat of both the run and the pass; they also are very effective in the bubble-screen game and they also have the option of faking all three of those and going to the vertical play-action passing game.
This is where Marcus Mariota has really elevated this offense, as he is equally dangerous as both a runner and passer. Defenses have long been scared of Oregon's QBs' ability to run, but now they have to worry about the pass just as much. He can study pre-snap how many guys are in the box, which dictates whether he goes to a run or a pass, and then determine which side of the field has more defenders and exploit the opposite. Because of all the ways they can attack you, they're always a step ahead.