The two Pac-12 quarterbacks from the Oregon schools have a combined 42 touchdown passes and only three interceptions at the midway point of the season. But it’s the Ducks’ Marcus Mariota who gets most of the national attention.
Cal quarterback Jared Goff says Oregon State’s Sean Mannion deserves to share the spotlight.
“He’s putting together almost a Heisman year,” the Cal freshman said.
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A couple notes from coach Sonny Dykes’ Wednesday post-practice briefing with reporters:
— LB Jalen Jefferson and CB Joel Willis, who both sat out the UCLA game with head injuries, are cleared and will play vs. Oregon State.
— Running back Brendan Bigelow, moved to slot receiver, could get some carries from the backfield. He will play some at both positions, Dykes said.