Video: Stanford defense shines in spring game
Despite losing Shayne Skov, Trent Murphy and other defensive standouts from last year's Pac-12 championship squad, the 2014 Stanford Cardinal defense looks to be as tough as ever.
Saturday's Cardinal & White Spring Game was dominated by the white team, aka the defense. Quarterbacks Kevin Hogan and Ryan Burns were constantly harassed in the pocket. Cornerback Chandler Dorrell highlighted the defensive attack by snatching a Burns pass out of the air for an interception that he promptly took to the house.
John Flacco, brother of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, picked off Hogan later in the opening half.
The modified scoring had the D up 30-3 at halftime. Coming out of the break, Lance Anderson, who is beginning his first season as Willie Shaw Director of Defense, spoke to Pac-12 Networks' Guy Haberman.
The Cardinal offense got it going later in the game, with Eric Cotton and Devon Cajuste catching touchdown passes, but head coach David Shaw saw enough to proclaim that his defense would be one of the toughest his offense will have to face all season.