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Skov Takes Pac-12 Honor
Courtesy: Kurt Svoboda @ksvoboda  
Release: 11/11/2013

STANFORD, Calif. –  Stanford inside linebacker Shayne Skov was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. It is Stanford’s fifth weekly honor of the season, including four for the defensive unit, and the fifth-year senior’s first of the year.

Skov helped contain Oregon’s highly-touted hurry-up offense with a team-leading nine tackles, two tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. His efforts limited Oregon’s second-ranked rushing attack (331.5 yards/game) to 62 yards and propelled Stanford to a 26-20 upset victory over the Ducks, its second straight win in the series.

The Guadalajara, Mexico, native’s biggest play of the night came early in the second quarter when he ended an 80-yard Oregon drive with a forced fumble and recovery of De’Anthony Thomas on the two-yard line. The play kept Stanford on top 14-0, as the defense blanked the Ducks through the first three quarters.

Skov added quarterback hurries and a pass breakup to complete the all-around performance.

Skov is now ninth in program history with 316 career tackles entering Saturday’s game at USC. The North Division-leading and fifth-ranked Cardinal squares off against the Trojans at 5 p.m. (PT) live nationally on ABC. 



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