Highlights: Mark Helfrich continues to harp on the offense’s tempo, though both units put points on the board to start the day. A nice pass breakup in the end zone by Mathis forced the No. 1 offense to settle for a Matt Wogan field goal, and Jake Rodrigues ran for a touchdown with the twos after a couple Thomas Tyner runs got the drive going. … Overall, I was most impressed with the defensive line today. Arik Armstead flushed Marcus Mariota from the pocket on that first drive of the day resulting in Wogan’s field goal, and Armstead later knocked down a pass at the line. …
■ Chantel Jennings provides a halfway spring practice checkup.
■ Victor Flores has a short Q&A session with Arik Armstead.
■ Andrew Greif takes a closer look at several position battles brewing this spring.
■ Dale Newton wonders how real the improvement is this spring and says we'll get to see in two weeks.
■ Oregon took the second game of the Cal series 6-3 yesterday at PK Park giving George Horton his 700th career win.
Jeff Gold went seven innings and allowed six hits and three runs (two earned). He improved to 9-0, the best record in the NCAA and tied for the national lead in victories.
The series finale against WSU is scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m.