Though the Ducks and Beavers are trending in different directions, Oregon will be on alert in Friday's Civil War (1 p.m., FS1).
Oregon's secondary is not only maturing, it's getting healthier over the stretch run of the season, entering Friday's Civil War.
The No. 20 Ducks (4-0) beat Valparaiso 73-67 on Sunday, a gritty win over a tough mid-major opponent.
Oregon stopped the run early and then got after the quarterback to beat USC, 48-28, on Saturday in Autzen Stadium.
Six different receivers caught touchdown passes from Vernon Adams Jr. in Saturday's victory over USC.
Vernon Adams Jr. tied a UO record with six touchdown passes and the Ducks beat USC, 48-28, for their fifth straight win on Saturday.
Marcus Mariota was on hand Saturday morning as a traditional Hawaiian blessing was offered for the display of his Heisman Trophy.
No. 25 Oregon beat Savannah State on Friday, 77-59, and now turns its attention to Sunday's visit by Valparaiso to Matthew Knight Arena.
The Ducks wrapped up preparations for Saturday's game against USC, in which two scout-team linebackers will contribute on special teams.
Oregon's Edward Cheserek races Saturday for a third straight NCAA title, and hopes to help the Ducks to a couple of podium finishes as well.
Charles Nelson practices and plays defense these days, but that doesn't keep him from remaining a threat on offense for the Ducks.
Oregon beat WSU in four sets Wednesday, giving the Ducks a two-match win streak entering the final three matches of the regular season.