A Last Look Back - Photos from Palo Alto

With one eye on Saturday's huge tilt with the Cal Bears, eDuck's Chris Wilson looks back at the weekend that was with a few photos for your enjoyment.

Jonathan Stewart (28) uses a block by Jaison Williams (4) to avoid Stanford cornerback Nick Sanchez (2). Stewart's ability to see holes and use his blockers has resulted in his being the leading rusher in the Pac-10 to date. Versus Stanford he averaged 8.4 yards per rush.
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Not to be outdone, Jeremiah Johnson (24) has continued to provide the perfect lightening to Stewart's thunder. Here, he benefits from a crushing block by Jacob Hucko (78), who appears to take out two Stanford would-be tacklers.
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Derrick Jones (6) takes in this pass from Dennis Dixon, who had the entire defense fooled when he rolled to his right before throwing back to Jones on his left. Jones had 3 catches for 31 yards on the night.

Derrick Jones grimaces as he stumbles and falls mere yards short of the end zone. It would have been his second touchdown as a Duck.
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Jairus Byrd (32) celebrates his first quarter sack of Stanford quarterback T.C. Ostrander. It was one of three sacks for the Ducks on the night.
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Oregon's Jerome Boyd (13) collars Stanford tight end Ben Ladner (45) and pulls him to the ground, limiting what might have been a big play to a short gain. Boyd was all over the field on Saturday night, leading the team with 11 tackles, 7 of them (including this one) solo.
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Jairus Byrd (32) knocks down T.C. Ostrander (13) while Jerome Boyd (13) looks on. Byrd had 7 tackes on the night.
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Nick Reed takes his turn knocking down Stanford's T.C. Ostrander (13). Reed had a sack and three tackles on the night.
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Nick Reed, sans helmet, shows how fired up the Oregon defense was in the second half of Saturday night's game. When called on, they answered the bell and came out swinging in the third quarter.
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One of the most improved aspects of this Oregon team is their composure. Whether it's a Michigan cheap shot, or a trash talking Fresno State team, Oregon's players have kept their heads, while not backing down from anyone. Here, Coach Gray yells at his defense to keep their mouths shut and let their play do the talking. Here's hoping the Oregon fans bring it and match the teams' intensity on Saturday versus Cal.
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