■ Andrew Greif says TCU will be the latest challenge in a tough season for the Ducks.
"Of the quarterbacks we've faced this season, this is the first guy who really can run and will run it," defensive coordinator Don Pellum said, calling Boykin a "fabulous" athlete. "A lot of the offense we've faced, they're spread offenses but the quarterbacks aren't running that much. They're holding you with play-action pass fakes. This guy takes off and he's really good so you do have to account for him."
■ Ted Miller has the Alamo Bowl as the fifth most important Pac-12 bowl game.
This game is important because it's a matchup of ranked teams from the Big 12 and Pac-12. In fact, outside of the College Football Playoff and the New Year's Six bowls, this is one of the bowl season's best games...
■ Another day and more honors for three Ducks. Tyler Johnstone, Royce Freeman and DeForest Buckner were named to the FWAA All-America second team yesterday.