STANDING TALL

Stanford's defense ranks among the nation's best in several major statistical categories:

  • First in sacks (4.3 per game)

  • First in tackles-for-loss (9.2 per game)

  • Third against the run (87.7 yards per game)

  • No. 14 in scoring (17.5 points per game)

  • No. 15 in third-down conversions (31.1 percent)

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