Oregon at ASU
- Jason Vondersmith
- Portland Tribune - Sports
When, where: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Ariz.
TV, radio: KATU (2), KXL (750 AM)
Notes: Temperatures could top 100 degrees during the game. … Defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti says the Ducks need to have better run-defense technique - shedding blocks and plugging gaps. 'We hit well and tackle well,' he says. … Leading receiver Jaison Williams received kudos from coach Mike Bellotti this week. Says Bellotti: 'He doesn't miss practice. … He continues to be there for Dennis (Dixon). … Big-time run-after-catch guy.' … Fullback/linebacker/special teams player Jason Turner (knee) will be out, but cornerback Terrell Ward and defensive end Victor Filipe could return. … Tailbacks Jonathan Stewart, Jeremiah Johnson and Chris Vincent have been called nearly 100 percent healthy. … Oregon is coming off its controversial 34-33 win over Oklahoma. 'We need to validate that victory,' Bellotti says. … Defensive lineman Micah Howeth has not qualified for school under NCAA and Oregon standards. 'He remains a recruitable athlete for everybody,' Bellotti says.