Observations: With this a walk-through of the plays Oregon will run against Stanford on Saturday, no true “highlights” to offer. … Matt Wogan did get the chance to attempt a couple field goals right off the bat. The net with the goal post printed on it wasn’t in place for the first, but it looked like he tucked the second one inside the right upright. … Happy 21st birthday to Marcus Mariota, and a happy birthday as well to Kenny Bassett and Juwaan Williams. Those three had the honor of breaking the post-practice huddle today.
■ Erik McKinney compares Oregon and Stanford as we edge closer to the game on Saturday.
■ Chantel Jennings says Oregon's young players could benefit the team on Saturday.
■ Yesterday was Marcus Mariota's 21st birthday but he has bigger milestones on his mind.
■ The ESPN Pac-12 bloggers almost made it a unanimous Oregon win for Saturday. Lone doubter was Ted Miller.
■ Jake Tabor, Ken Goe and Justin Wise preview the Stanford matchup.
■ Rory Davidson analyzes one way the Ducks might stop Stanford.
■ Dale Newton wonders if the Oregon coaches have a better Stanford game plan this time around and looks at keys to the game.