November 4, 2009

Practice Insider: Trojans glad Bradford's back

When Allen Bradford ran over and around the Oregon State defense, there were a lot of players happy for the fourth-year junior running back.

Because of his style, his leadership, his resilience and his physicality, Bradford's a favorite among his teammates. They knew what he could do, and after Bradford went 147 yards and two scores on just 15 carries, the rest of the Pac-10 found out too.

So when the Trojans traveled to Oregon to face the Ducks, stopping Bradford became a priority. Suspended running back LeGarrette Blount simulated Bradford for the Oregon defense, and the Ducks made an adjustment.

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