Skov shares national defensive player of week honor

Stanford inside linebacker Shayne Skov has been named the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the Football Writers Association of America. Stanford's fifth-year senior is sharing the weekly honor with Duke defensive back DeVon Edwards.

Skov, who was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, 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 No. 2 ranked rushing attack (331.5 yards per game) to 62 yards and propelled Stanford to a 26-20 upset victory over the Ducks, its second straight win in the series.

Skov'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 shutout the Ducks through the first three quarters.

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

— Stanford Athletics


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