Scout-team scrimmage highlights: ...Grant Thompson had a couple tackles for loss and nearly had an interception after dropping into coverage. He was Scooby Wright III of Arizona on the scout team this week. … Ty Griffin continues to impress. He had a couple of nice throws on the run, to B.J. Kelley and Chris Tewhill. … J.J. Jones had a nice run on which Evan Voeller pancaked an outside linebacker and then Jones made a cut to elude an inside linebacker.
■ Chantel Jennings says the Oregon defense is eager to show they have improved, especially against Arizona and then looks at the effect of Marcus Mariota's calm demeanor.
■ Lots of good numbers for the Ducks in this Pac-12 stat tracker.
■ The ESPN Pac-12 bloggers are almost unanimous in predicting a victory for Oregon later today.
■ Randy Morse has three things to watch for in the game today and Rory Davidson has an analysis of the Wildcats over at FishDuck.
■ Dale Newton believes the Ducks should use Royce Freeman to their advantage and then wonders how improved is our defense.
■ Wade Evanson looks at one forgotten component in today's game against Arizona. (good read)