Thursday, October 27, 2011

October 27, 2011
In the second part of our look at the Washington State-Oregon match-ups, today Duck Sports Authority brings you the defensive side of the ball.


Washington State: The Cougars play a base 4-3 defense. Starting at right defensive end is junior Travis Long. Long brings a wealth of experience to the lineup having started all 12 games as a freshman and sophomore. Long has been a capable tackler this season with 22 tackles and has been very effective off the edge. Long is second on the team with 4.5 tackles for loss on the season. At 6'4" and 252 pounds, he is not the biggest defensive end, but he does have a blocked kick this season as well. On the other side of the line is Lenard Williams, a 6'2", 250 pound junior. This is Williams' first year in the Pac-12 having transferred in from Iowa Western Community College. Williams has just 5 total tackles on the season. The backups, Jordan PU'U Robinson and Skylar Stormo have combined for...

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