Scout-team scrimmage highlights: Morgan Mahalak was really spinning the ball when he dropped back behind those linemen. He opened the scrimmage period with completions to Chris Tewhill and Jake McCreath, and later dropped a deep ball over two defensive backs and into McCreath’s hands for a long completion. … Jordan Kurahara recovered a fumble and got to a running back in the backfield on separate plays, and Jalen Jelks tackled a couple backs for minimal gains. … Tewhill took a swing pass and found room up the sideline for a long gain.
■ Tyson Alger shares five things too watch for in the game today.
■ Andrew Greif advises to beware the Coug passing attack.
■ Has Pharoah Brown seized the reins for the tight end battle with Johnny Mundt?
■ Oregon's road record hasn't been too kind lately, will today be different?
■ Dale Newton isn't worried about Washington States "tricky" offense.
...The Ducks will figure it out and slow it down considerably. Meanwhile the Cougar defense gives up 174 rushing yards per game (4.0 yards per rush) and that came against Rutgers, Nevada and Portland State. It’s going to be an enjoyable football game, and another demonstration of what we already know: the Ducks are good, and getting better...