■ Rob Moseley has your Wednesday practice report.
Entering Oregon’s game Saturday against Washington State at Autzen Stadium (3 p.m., Pac-12 Networks), Alex Balducci is already up to 17 tackles through five games.
“He’s doing a great job of recognizing what’s happening, No. 1, and No. 2 he’s getting off blocks,” defensive coordinator Don Pellum said. “He’s playing with greater pad level, he’s shedding people and he’s running really well right now.”
■ Don Pellum talked with the media after practice yesterday.
■ Tyson Alger says the offense will rest on the shoulders of Royce Freeman and company while the QB's look for rhythm.
■ Kenny Jacoby shares his players/matchups to watch on Saturday.
■ Patrick McEachern says it is kind of fun watching the Ducks this year as you never know what to expect.
■ Mark Flores has the latest of recruiting.