Although the Beaver defense has been strong all season, this was the first week where the defense earned a solid "A" grade and set a record for the total number of defensive points. The Beavers also claimed the top spot in the nation in rush defense this week after holding Stanford to -8 yards rushing. Also helping the cause, the Beavers caused four turnovers, including two interceptions on the afternoon.
Notes: Although Brandon Hughes edged him out in the points category, Tim Clark receives an honorable mention for his performance against the Cardinal. After making his first start two weeks ago against Cal, Clark is proving to be a dangerous weapon in the secondary for the Beavers.