Other observations: Chris Seisay made several plays over the course of the day. He broke up a couple balls during 1-on-1 drills down near the goal line, and had another pass breakup when the defense was 11-on-11 against scouts in the red zone. … Dwayne Stanford got the better of Troy Hill a couple times during 1-on-1, shrugging off a hit for one “touchdown” and leaping up to grab another. Dior Mathis twice allowed a reception but set his feet and stopped his man short of the goal line. … In one of the various ways Mark Helfrich has worked to keep the Ducks as fresh as possible late in the season, the second half of practice today was essentially non-contact.
■ Kevin Gemmell wonders if Oregon can avoid "buzzkill."
■ Andrew Greif says Colorado hangs its upset hope on their unconventional style and the Ducks need to stop Nelson Spruce.
■ Jake Tabor takes a closer look at Oregon's plan for stopping Colorado.
■ Mark Flores has the latest on recruiting.
■ Marcus Mariota was named as one of 15 semifinalists for the Walter Camp player of the year award yesterday.
The two-time all-conference quarterback ranks first nationally in yards per pass attempt (10.0) and yards per play (9.0) by a quarterback, while leading all FBS players in points responsible for with 228.