Highlights: Rushing yards were tough to come by again today, with DeForest Buckner, Boseko Lokombo and Stetzon Bair recording tackles for loss in 11-on-11. … The offense did convert a few first downs during the scenario, though, including on runs by Taylor Alie, Kenny Bassett, Lane Roseberry, J.J. Jones and Josh Huff. …
During seven-on, Huff hauled in a Mariota pass to convert a second-and-long, and Jake Rodrigues did likewise with Blake Stanton. … Dior Mathis, Chris Seisay and Terrance Mitchell all provided tight coverage on some incompletions, Mitchell’s coming on one of several spirited, physical reps he had matched up with Chance Allen. … While the “skill” guys did seven-on, the offensive line ran some very physical drills against the defensive line and MIKE linebackers, five-on-five.
■ Andrew Bantly says the 2014 Oregon commits lead by character.
■ Byron Marshall is the likely started for the game against Texas according to RB coach Gary Campbell.
Marshall hasn't carried since the first quarter at Arizona on Nov. 23, when he aggravated an ankle injury.
Campbell said he thinks the time off has helped Marshall.
“I think it has helped him tremendously,’’ Campbell said. “I think the time off has helped everyone. I think all the guys in the backfield will be fine for the game.’’