Flying around the Ducks

Linebacker Hayes Pullard led an aggressive, effective USC defense against Oregon

Updated: November 21, 2011, 10:55 AM ET
By Kyle Williams | We Are SC
While freshman Marqise Lee was busy on the offensive side of the ball against Oregon on Saturday, scoring a touchdown as well as leading the team in receptions, another freshman, linebacker Hayes Pullard, was having a pretty good game on the defensive side of the ball, leading the Trojans defense in tackles.

Heading into Saturday, the Trojans defense was faced with the challenge of stopping one of the fastest offenses in the country. With many teams failing to contain the Ducks' high-flying offense, the USC defense, led by Pullard, went back to the first fundamental a player learns in football -- tackling.

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