Justin Herbert and the Ducks are ready for the two-week warning.

Oregon will essentially wrap up fall camp with a scrimmage Saturday before turning its attention to the weighty opener against Auburn on Aug. 31 at AT&T Stadium (4:30 p.m., ABC).

Herbert is confident the Ducks will be able to handle the atmosphere during the marquee nonconference matchup versus an SEC opponent in Arlington, Texas.

“Fortunately, I think we’ve played in some pretty big games before,” Herbert said after Friday’s practice at Autzen Stadium. “A few (ESPN) College GameDays, and a lot of the guys are coming back and are experienced guys. I would say probably just get the younger guys dialed up and and focused in, and do everything we can to win.”

Auburn’s defense, considered to be among the best in the country, will certainly test Herbert’s new targets in the passing game.

Juwan Johnson, Bryan Addison and Mycah Pittman are three talented players expected to step into the spotlight that Dillon Mitchell mostly had to himself last season.

“We knew Dillon was going to be a special player,” Herbert said of his rapport with Mitchell, the Pac-12’s leading receiver in 2018 who is now with the Minnesota Vikings. “A bunch of guys out there making plays. It's a little bit different than last year and it's it's exciting. I'm looking forward to it.”

Offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo has made executing third-down, two-minute and four-minute situations a point of emphasis with his veteran unit.

“We’re always trying to fix things that we've been doing,” Herbert said of the benefits of being in Arroyo’s offense for the second consecutive year after the chaotic coaching turnover from 2016-18. “ So it's been a blessing.”

The 6-5 Addison and the 6-4 Johnson should provide a boost in the red zone. Pittman was the first player Herbert mentioned when asked which players are having the best camp.

“Bryan’s done a great job. He's put on some weight. He looks really good out there. So he's a great option. Juwan is something special,” Herbert said. “I don't think (Pittman) has any drops for the past 12 practices. He's a smart guy, knows what he's doing, runs really good routes and is pretty fast as well.”

In addition to replacing Mitchell’s production, the Ducks will be without Brenden Schooler’s experience and on-field leadership with the senior expected to miss at least the first month of the season while recovering from foot surgery.

“It's really tough for a guy that's put in so much for this program and was so excited to be to be out there,” Herbert said of Schooler, his classmate and now roommate. “We were all there for him, we've been there for him, and we know he's he's doing everything he can to be back out on the field.”

Auburn’s defensive line is loaded with NFL talent, but Oregon will counter with one of the nation’s premier offensive lines.

Tight ends Jacob Breeland and Cam McCormick, who have been limited during camp, will also be key cogs in the offense when healthy.

CJ Verdell and Travis Dye have been leading a deep running back group again after combining for 1,757 yards and 14 touchdowns as freshmen in 2018.

“A great offensive line, some running backs and some guys on the outside making some plays has been huge for us,” Herbert said of the progress the offense has made since grinding out a 7-6 victory over Michigan State in the Redbox Bowl. “Going into it, it's a group of guys that we're comfortable with and that we’re excited to be around.”

Oregon’s defense also expects to take another step forward this season under new coordinator Andy Avalos.

But the Ducks will follow Herbert’s lead as the program looks to put its recent road woes in the rear-view mirror and return to national prominence two weeks from Saturday.

“The best player in camp is Justin Herbert,” star linebacker Troy Dye said. “No doubt about it. The man makes every damn throw in the world.”