Chung talks about Stanford

While many are considering the upcoming Oregon-Stanford match up to be a foregone conclusion, an Oregon win, Duck safety Patrick Chung is seeing things a bit differently. The No. 13 ranked Ducks travel to Palo Alto this weekend for a game with the Cardinal, causing Chung to concentrate on a veteran Stanford passing attack.

For the first three games of the 2007 season, the Ducks have faced a variety of offenses. Houston ran a tricky spread offense while Michigan and Fresno State wanted to keep control of the clock with methodical running attacks. This week the Ducks are facing fifth-year quarterback T.C. Ostrander, who has a solid veteran receiving corps.

Ostrander is described by Oregon Head Coach Mike Bellotti as a classic drop back quarterback, and a very accurate passer. So far this season Ostrander is 45-for-87 totaling 566 yards and four touchdowns with a long of 70 yards, averaging 283.0 yards per game with only one interception. His receivers include seniors Mark Bradford, 6-2, 215 who has seven catches for 62 yards, and Evan Moore, 6-7, 236 has eight catches for 116 yards. Both are big and have good speed for men their size. Last year against Oregon, Bradford had nine catches for 108 yards, while Moore grabbed four balls for 62 yards.

This year, in addition to Bradford and Moore, throw in an explosive and exciting player in sophomore Richard Sherman, 6-3, 195. Sherman is the Cardinal leading receiver this year with eight catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns, including one for 70 yards.

Stanford's running game most likely will be held in reserve with sophomore Toby Gerhart out because of a knee injury. Senior Anthony Kimbell is averaging 74.5 yards per game scoring one touchdown and has a long run of 31 yards.

Chung meanwhile has had a sensational start for the season. In the Houston game he had a key interception that prevented a touchdown and in the same game blocked a punt that led to an Oregon touchdown. Against Fresno State he had a career high of 11 tackles and recovered a fumble.

The leader of the Oregon defense spoke to eDuck Sports about the upcoming Stanford game, slated for a kickoff time of 7 p.m. There is no live television coverage of the game.

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