Photos: Oregon Football Pregame — Spring game brings crowd for good cause

Posted by Taylor Wilder, Dominic Allen, and Ryan Kang on Saturday, May. 3 at 10:52 am.

The Oregon football team plays a spring scrimmage on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Autzen Stadium at 11 am. The annual spring game is more than just a intrasquad scrimmage. Though the game on the field is a nice tease for Oregon fans looking to get some taste of football action before the fall, it’s used as an opportunity for the team to give back. With “Salute the Day” as the team’s credo for the game, look for the team to show support to the military in some fashion. The game also serves as a food drive for FOOD for Lane County.

Duck fans rush the stairs at the South Gate of Autzen Stadium before the start of the game. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Duck fans rush the stairs at the South Gate of Autzen Stadium before the start of the game. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Members of Oregon ROTC hold the American and Oregon state flag before the start of the football game. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Members of Oregon ROTC hold the American and Oregon state flag before the start of the football game. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon wide receiver Johnathan Loyd (10) eyes the ball prior to catching it. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon wide receiver Johnathan Loyd (10) eyes the ball prior to catching it. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Several Oregon ROTC members stand in a tunnel leading onto the field prior to the start of the game. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Select members of the Armed forces stand in a tunnel leading onto the field prior to the start of the game. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Duck fans dance on top of a car while tailgating outside of Autzen Stadium. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Duck fans dance on top of a car while tailgating outside of Autzen Stadium. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Active members of the United States army and navy salute alongside Oregon football players during the national anthem. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Active members of the United States army and navy salute alongside Oregon football players during the national anthem. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon kicker Matt Wogan (49) stands amongst members of the Armed Forces during the National Anthem. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon kicker Matt Wogan (49) stands amongst members of the Armed Forces during the National Anthem. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Members of the Oregon ROTC salute while the National Anthem is played. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Members of the Oregon ROTC salute while the National Anthem is played. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

The Duck rides on the back of the iconic motorcycle prior to the start of the game. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

The Duck rides on the back of the iconic motorcycle prior to the start of the game. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon wide receiver BJ Kelley (23) walks out of the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex prior to the start of the game. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon wide receiver BJ Kelley (23) walks out of the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex prior to the start of the game. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

The iconic Oregon football motorcyclist makes his way through the stadium gates. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

The iconic Oregon football motorcyclist makes his way through the stadium gates. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon running back Ayele Forde (30) adjusts his had while warming up. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon running back Ayele Forde (30) adjusts his had while warming up. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

The Oregon band gets their instruments ready for the start of the game. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

The Oregon band gets their instruments ready for the start of the game. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Oregon students make their way across the bridge over the Mill Race prior to the start of the game. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon students make their way across the bridge over the Mill Race prior to the start of the game. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Food for Lane County volunteer Nina Nye helps collect food donations in exchange for entrance into the stadium. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Food for Lane County volunteer Nina Nye helps collect food donations in exchange for entrance into the stadium. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Fans choose their own seats in today's spring game scrimmage. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Fans choose their own seats in today’s spring game scrimmage. The Oregon Ducks play a spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on May 3, 2014. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)