Friday, November 11, 2011

November 11, 2011
In the second part of our look at the Oregon-Stanford match-ups, today Duck Sports Authority brings you the defensive side of the ball.


Stanford: Stanford runs out of a base 3-4 defense. The defensive ends in their scheme are senior Matt Masifilo (6'3", 280) and Ben Gardner (6'4", 273) a redshirt sophomore. Gardner is the more active of the two with 23 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. He has also recovered
a fumble and blocked a kick this season. Masifilo is counted on to hold his ground and allow linebackers to make plays. On the season Masifilo has 18 tackles 3 tackles for loss and ½ sack. The two primary back-ups, Josh Mauro (6'6", 269) and Henry Anderson (6'6", 275) have played in every
game, but have minimal contributions thus far with Anderson recording 5 tackles and Mauro with 3 tackles and a sack.

Oregon: The Ducks counter with Dion Jordan and Terrell Turner as the starting defensive ends. Jordan has really come on strong this season and after another strong performance against Washington now has 34 total tackles including 9.5 tackles for loss and 4 sacks. The line is led by senior Terrell Turner. A stalwart on the defensive line during...

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