This might have been the best performance by a quarterback on the road against a good defense all year. Mariota's adjusted QBR was 97.4 for the game (out of a possible 100). He connected on 13 of his first 15 passes in front of a boisterous crowd that was hungry to end a decade of futility in the bitter rivalry.
■ Dale Newton likes the steady season Byron Marshall put together in 2013.
■ Phil Steele sees the AP choosing Oregon for the #3 slot in their preseason poll during August.
■ Follow ESPN's recruiting nation for the latest updates and coverage as national signing day is finally here.
■ Erik McKinney has one bold prediction for Oregon on national signing day.
■ Andrew Greif looks at 2014 recruits most likely to make an immediate impact.
■ Dale Newton has some thoughts on the recruiting process as signing day gets under way.
■ Jalen Brown gets an early jump on the rest of the 2014 class by entering school early.
■ George Horton looks at all of his options in the rotation now that Cole Irvin will be out for the season.
In the wake of Irvin's injury, Horton said, left-hander Jordan Spencer and righty Jeff Gold could join Thorpe and talented freshman Matt Krook in the rotation for the four-game series at Hawaii.