Senior rover Eddie Pleasant was instrumental in Oregon's 34-17 victory over the Washington Huskies this past Saturday. Pleasant helped slow Washington's offense, picking off UW quarterback Keith Price twice during the first half of the game. He also had 5 tackles, including 2 unassisted. He was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for his performance.
His efforts helped hold the powerful Husky offense to 278 total yards and 17 points. The Huskies had previously been averaging 413 yards and better than 34 points per game, respectively.
Pleasant has provided excellent pass coverage and run support this season, contributing heavily to a defense that has been difficult to score against. Allowing only 20.8 points per game, the Ducks' defense is ranked 26th nationally out of 127 Division I FBS teams.
On the season, Pleasant ranks 5th on the team in total tackles with 42, and 1st in interceptions with 3. He has also registered 2 tackles for a loss, a sack, and has also broken up 7 passes. Look for this do-it-all defender to step up big against the Stanford Cardinal in this weekend's highly anticipated Pac-12 North showdown.