Using an intrasquad spring scrimmage as the measuring stick for a team's performance in the fall is an inexact science, to which Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich alluded Saturday, per Ryan Thorburn of The Register-Guard:
I think there were probably 37,000 people who left [Autzen Stadium] today going, 'I don't know' and they’re probably right. Overall, we got a lot better. Through 14 practices, I’m really pleased with where we are. Now it’s a matter of building on that and not maintaining during the summer.
There are some developments Helfrich and his staff can take from Saturday's game, which Team Mariasu—named for captains Marcus Mariota and Hroniss Grasu—won 27-7 over Team Twifo, named for Tony Washington and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.
Several Ducks made notable impacts on both sides of the ball, perhaps providing a sneak peek of what's ahead for Oregon's 2014 season.