Sunday, November 18, 2012
Shayne Skov is national player of the week
By Kevin Gemmell
Stanford linebacker Shayne Skov has been named the Walter Camp national defensive player of the week for his performance in Stanford's win at Oregon.
Skov registered 10 tackles, including one for a loss, as the 13th-ranked Cardinal defeated No. 2 Oregon on the road in overtime. Skov led a Stanford defensive unit that held the Ducks, which had scored at least 42 points in 13 consecutive games, to just 14 points. With the victory, Stanford improved to 9-2, 7-1 in the Pac-12. The Cardinal travel to UCLA for the regular-season finale where they have a chance to lock up the Pac-12 North Division with a victory.
Skov is the second defensive player from the Pac-12 to be honored this season. Oregon State's Jordan Poyer was honored in the first week in October. He's the fifth Pac-12 player to be honored as national player of the week (Stepfan Taylor, Kenjon Barner, Matt Scott).
Clemson's Tajh Boyd won the offensive player of the week.