It's a colorful scene in Autzen, including the blackout

October, 31, 2009
10/31/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

EUGENE, Ore. -- Lots of black in the stands. Some green. Flashes of that bright, Oregon-yellow, too.

On my walk to the stadium, though, I saw a guy in a pink tutu riding a pink toy pony.

Yes, I did a double-take.

A number of former Ducks players are in town, including Dennis Dixon, now with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Saw him last night during a Pac-10 blog investigation at Taylor's bar. There are rumors he's a huge fan of the Pac-10 blog, though I may have started that rumor.

Oregon isn't wearing all-black, as some thought it might. It's wearing dark green jerseys and black pants with dark green helmets.

But maybe the Ducks will change when they go back to their locker room before emerging for the kickoff.

USC is in white and gold. No surprise.

I've been eyeballing USC fullback Stanley Havili, but I can't tell whether his shoulder injury might keep him out of the game. He's expected to try to play.

The Trojans are following the Ducks into the locker room. The nearly all-black garbed student section is giving them an Autzen "hello." Earlier, they chanted a greeting to the Trojans that I am not allowed to share because this is a family blog.

Buckle up.

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