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Stanford Football: Highlights following the 25-23 victory over North Carolina in the 2016 Sun Bowl

The Cardinal won their 10th game of the season on Friday

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From SB Nation’s recap:

“Maybe Stanford didn’t need running back Christian McCaffrey after all? Remember him? The Cardinal beat North Carolina without their star running back. In his place, Bryce Love rushed for 115 yards and showed that he’s more than capable of toting the mail.”

Stanford Postgame Sun Bowl Press Conference

Stanford press conference following the Cardinal's 25-23 victory over North Carolina in the 2016 Hyundai Sun Bowl, with head coach David Shaw, Solomon Thomas, Conrad Ukropina, Dallas Lloyd and Bryce Love. #GoStanford #BeatUNC

Posted by Stanford Football on Friday, December 30, 2016

From the Rule of Tree Recap:

“The defense won the game for Stanford today. They had three turnovers, where two put Stanford into the red zone and the other turnover put up six points for the team. Mitch Trubisky is an elite quarterback, and Stanford slowed him down. Once again, the defense bailed out a struggling Stanford offense. When Ryan Burns took over, Stanford could barely move the ball and could never score a touchdown. Undoubtedly, Bryce Love was the best offensive player today as he rushed for over one hundred yards. Meanwhile on defense, Dallas Lloyd’s two interceptions were game changing but Solomon Thomas made many critical stops including the final one.”

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Recap from Tar Heel Blog:

“Since he plays on the west coast for a team that also has a guy named Christian McCaffrey, you may have spent most of the game referring to Thomas as #90, and wondering where he came from. Tar Heel fans learned his name the hard way, though, and won’t soon forget it -- they will cringe every time they hear his name called on Sunday. The All-American’s final line included seven tackles and a sack, but that doesn’t begin to describe the havoc he wrought in the UNC backfield – Fedora referred to Thomas as “not a good player . . . a dominant player.” Indeed. UNC offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic tried everything, up to and including benching right tackle Jon Heck in favor of William Sweet, but none of Sweet, Heck, or right guard RJ Prince showed any ability to dampen Thomas’ eruption.”

[TodaySports] Stanford Stops North Carolina

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