The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award is given to the top senior or fourth-year junior QB.
The No. 11 AP ranking is Oregon's highest to open a season since 2015, while the Ducks are 12-2 all-time in season openers when ranked.
The Oregon football team held its second preseason scrimmage Saturday in Autzen Stadium, two weeks out from the season opener.
Washington State was a force in the Pac-12, coming off its winningest season (11-2 overall and 7-2 in conference play), but there's a new look under center in transfer Gage Gubrud.
WSU will practice Friday at 3:30 p.m.
The Oregon football team was back in full pads Thursday, and drilling game situations after mostly completing the installation of schemes.