DeForest Buckner is the Pac-12's leading sack specialist with seven

Oregon is on a 3-game win streak and part of the reason why is because of the play of defensive end DeForest Buckner, the Pac-12 Conference leader in sacks. So far this season, Buckner has been a bright spot on a defense that has trying to find its way. This weekend, Oregon has the biggest challenge of the season when it travels to Stanford for a match up with the Cardinal.

On Sunday night, Oregon's Mark Helfrich was asked about Buckner and his contribution to the squad.

Like a proud father, Helfrich was quick to praise Buckner, a likely first round NFL draft pick next spring.

Buckner's play has been steller, but he has also been a mentor to the rest of the defensive unit according to Helfrich and this Saturday all that leadership and skill will have to be present if the Ducks are to have any chance of upsetting the Stanford Cardinal.

The Oregon-Stanford game is scheduled to kickoff at 4:30 p.m. (Pacific) and will be carried on Fox.


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