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Senior linebacker Blair Phillips has been the rock of the Oregon defense all season. At 6'2, 250lbs, Phillips possesses prototypical size for a middle linebacker. Phillips collected two tackle-for-losses versus Washington, knocking them back 16 yards. He also had a pass break-up, a quarterback hurry, and the highlight sack of quarterback Carl Bonnell 13 yards behind the line of scrimmage.

Stewart, Oregon's beast at running back

Sophomore running back Jonathan Stewart is no secret to anyone. Washington coach Tyrone Willingham said, "he is obviously a very good man, and we knew this coming into the game." Stewart amassed 159 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries to average 6.4 yards per carry. Interestingly, Stewart's longest run of the day was only 17 yards long. He gained the majority of his yards on hard, powerful runs for six-to-eight yards. Stewart's season totals increased to 798 yards and seven touchdowns. With his fifth 100-yard rushing game of the season, Stewart surpassed last year's leading tailback Terrence Whitehead's season total of 679 yards. For those who questioned whether Oregon can run in the new spread offense, the answer is now clear.

Chung's a 59-yard TD

When the Ducks needed a big play today, sophomore Patrick Chung was their man. On his first punt return at Oregon, Chung took it to the house for a 59-yard touchdown. Then in the third quarter, Chung sucked any remaining life out of Washington with an interception. Chung, a 5'11, 205lb rover, was a Freshman All-American last year and is making a push for First-Team All Pac-10 in his second season.

Chung's steady and skillful play has pushed Oregon to the top of the Pac-10 pass defense charts. His talents don't stop there as evidenced by his 86 punt return yards versus Washington. Chung is joined by senior JD Nelson to form arguably the best safety combination in the Pac-10.

Bonnell tasting a Jeremy Gibbs bicep

Led by bright performances at every position, the Oregon defense would simply not let the Huskies have their way in Autzen Stadium. Oregon held Washington to a measly 13 yards on the ground and a total of 138 yards. Prior to the game, Oregon was ranked third in the Pac-10 in total defense and will likely move into first place with today's strong performance.

Individual highlights were Phillips' two tackle-for-losses, A.J. Tuitele's game-high eight tackles, and Ra'Shon Harris' first quarterback sack of the season.


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