Scout-team scrimmage highlights: The outside linebackers were all over the place right off the bat. Mike Garrity had a couple run stops just past the line of scrimmage, and Ivan Faulhaber tipped a pass that was intercepted by a defensive back. Faulhaber added a sack a few snaps later. … The offense tried to take a few shots down the field, finally connecting when Morgan Mahalak hit B.J. Kelley deep for a touchdown. … Kelley also had a nice block on a screen pass. … Issac Dixon intercepted a pass. … Jeff Bieber, a consistent performer in practice the last two weeks, caught a couple passes.
■ Andrew Greif says it's all on the line when the Ducks and Spartans meet today.
■ Kirk Herbstreit and Chris Fowler talk about the game today.
■ Oregon's young receivers will try to do some damage today according to this report.
■ Chantel Jennings has all you need to know about the game today.
■ Dale Newton says it will all come down to execution.
It’s a big game against a proud, accomplished opponent, and in games like these, victories have to be earned. It requires that the home team brings a quality of readiness and concentration, and that points directly to coaching.
Oregon will win tomorrow if Mark Helfrich and his staff have trained and prepared them properly. A failure to have done so would be a waste of great potential.