Troy Hill had an interception during one of the last periods of the day, and on the very last rep of practice, Dior Mathis leaped for a one-handed interception and headed up the sideline the other way. In the post-practice huddle, head coach Mark Helfrich joked that, while it was a good play, it might have drawn an illegal participation penalty because essentially the whole defensive sideline broke down the sideline to celebrate with Mathis.
■ Chantel Jennings reports lots of young wide receivers are being used in the passing game this year.
■ Tyson Alger says WSU's offense may be fun but the Ducks are fine running theirs.
■ Andrew Greif believes the veteran scout team deserves a lot of the credit for the Ducks success.
■ No big surprise here but Marcus Mariota and Arik Armstead will be entering the 2015 NFL draft.
■ Mark Flores has the latest on recruiting.
■ Dale Newton believes the Ducks will be well prepared for the pass-happy Cougs.
■ The baseball team is sorting through an impressive depth chart heading into fall practice and Cole Irvin is making good progress on returning from his injury.