Scout-team scrimmage highlights: Mahalak had a couple completions to Casey Eugenio and also one each to B.J. Kelley and Chris Tewhill. The quarterback ran for a nice gain at one point as well. … There wasn’t much running room for the backs. Jonathan Kenion had a tackle for loss to open the scrimmage, and Jordan Kurahara added one midway through the period. … One of Griffin’s completions could easily have been blown dead before the pass. Ivan Faulhaber was coming hard on a blitz but pulled up so as not to make contact with the quarterback, as is the rule in practice.
■ Tyson Alger gives you five things to watch for in the UCLA game today.
■ Andrew Greif says there are big stakes on the line in the game today.
■ Ken Goe thinks Oregon's leaders need to step up in the game today.
■ Justin Wise has a couple of insights and prediction for today's game.
■ Arik Armstead has some "big" dreams.
■ Pat Pannu says the Ducks will be working on fixing their problems starting today.
■ Dale Newton looks at the keys for the game today.
Oregon has to play a better, more complete game than they have recently, more like the second half of the Michigan State game when they looked like a playoff team...