■ Rob Moseley has your Friday practice report.
Other scrimmage highlights: This was another week dominated by the defense. Early on Mahalak found Alex Ofodile in the end zone, but UO coach Mark Helfrich waved off the play due to a false start. Mahalak attempted another pass into the end zone, and it was picked off by Jonah Moi...
■ Thomas Boyd has 5 things to watch in the game today.
■ Andrew Greif says Rex Manu is working way into a bigger role on the D-line.
■ Ken Goe says a victory over USC would continue a remarkable turnaround for the Ducks and calls USC drama queens.
■ Andrew Bantly reports many on the football squad will get a taste of home when they play USC.
■ Dale Newton previews the game today with a chance for either team to remain in the Pac-12 title hunt.
■ My prediction: Oregon 45 - USC 38