Tennessee Tech (2-0) at No. 4 Oregon (2-0), 3:07 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Networks).
Line: No line.
Series Record: First meeting.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Oregon will look to clean up the details in its final non-conference game, after some second-half lapses in a 42-25 victory over Fresno State last weekend. The usually high-scoring Ducks managed just one second-half touchdown while allowing the Bulldogs 19 points. Tennessee Tech, of the Ohio Valley Conference, has never faced a Pac-12 opponent, but has played at least one FBS opponent in each of the last 15 seasons.
Tennessee Tech's offense against Oregon's defense. The Golden Eagles pride themselves on their offensive speed, much like the Ducks. Last week in a 42-14 victory over North Greenville, Tennessee Tech's six scoring drives averaged 1:26. Oregon's defense will no doubt have the edge, because it practices against the Ducks' speedy spread every day. But the D was hurt this week by the loss of free safety John Boyett, one of the unit's leaders, because of season-ending surgery on both knees.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Tennessee Tech: WR Da'Rick Rogers, who was suspended indefinitely by Tennessee Aug. 23 before transferring to Tennessee Tech. Rogers was a first-team all-SEC receiver in 2011, with 67 receptions for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns for the Volunteers. Last week, Rogers had five catches for 88 yards and one touchdown.
Oregon: De'Anthony Thomas, an early Heisman hopeful as a sophomore. Thomas has five rushing touchdowns in this last three games (counting the Rose Bowl), none for less than 33 yards. He's averaging 55.6 yards per touchdown dash over those games. In this season alone, he has three touchdowns on the ground and two TD receptions.
FACTS & FIGURES
Golden Eagles QB Tre Lamb needs 37 yards in offense to pass Hall of Fame RB Larry Schreiber on the school's career list. ... Tennessee Tech sits atop the Ohio Valley Conference in both total offense and total defense. ... Tennessee Tech played last season at Iowa and lost 34-7. ... Oregon senior RB Kenjon Barner needs 87 yards rushing to break into the top 10 on school's career list. ... The Ducks have never faced a member of the OVC, while the Golden Eagles have never faced an opponent from the Pac-12. ... Half of Oregon's 14 touchdown drives this season have taken less than two minutes, while four have taken less than 60 seconds.