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UCLA vs. Stanford: Cardinal LB Shayne Skov says he's not 100 percent

Stanford senior linebacker Shayne Skov insists he's not healthy, even after a performance last Saturday which earned him the Walter Camp national defensive player of the week award this week. Skov suffered an ACL tear in 2011.


Although he played the best game of his 2012 season in Stanford's upset of Oregon last weekend, linebacker Shayne Skov insists he's not 100 percent healthy after suffering an ACL tear 14 months ago.

Here is what Skov had to say about the injury, with his quote coming via the Silicon Valley Mercury News:

"I think mentally it's probably the best I've been all year," Skov said. "I think I still have a ways to go physically to meet my own expectations.

One-percent or not, Skov was at his best in last Saturday's 17-14 upset victory over No. 2 ranked Oregon in Eugene. The senior finished the evening with 10 tackles, and because of the strong performance was named the Walter Camp national defensive player of the week.

Beyond Skov's performance, Saturday's victory over Oregon also put Stanford in the position to win the Pac-12 title. The Cardinal will now visit UCLA this weekend and with a win, would clinch the Pac-12 North title and the opportunity to host the Pac-12 championship game on Friday, November 30.

UCLA has already clinched the Pac-12 South title, courtesy of last Saturday's win against USC.