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Top 10 ‘extra effort’ plays of the David Shaw era

We said we’d continue to roll ‘em out as they dished ‘em

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The Stanford Cardinal athletics department is doing the heavy lifting, and we’re just reaping the benefits. They continued their countdown of the top 10 plays of the David Shaw era for Cardinal football — this time dishing out the top 10 ‘extra effort’ plays since 2011.

And here they are and the video thread at the bottom:

10. October 18, 2018 at Arizona State – JJ Arcega-Whiteside bulldozes two defenders for 12-yard gain ~ or ~ November 30, 2019 vs. No. 15 Notre Dame – Davis Mills avoids sack, scrambles for 17 yards

9. 2014 Foster Farms Bowl vs Maryland — Christian McCaffrey reverses field for 22-yard gain

8. September 14, 2019 at No. 17 UCF — Austin Jones dances past defenders for 35-yard TD

7. November 7, 2013 vs No. 2 Oregon — Shayne Skov forces, recovers red-zone fumble

6. September 27, 2014 at Washington — Ty Montgomery shakes three defenders for TD

5. November 7, 2013 vs No. 2 Oregon — Kevin Hogan breaks three tackles on 3rd & 6

4. August 31, 2018 vs San Diego State — Trent Irwin forced fumble, recovery leads to TD

3. November 16, 2013 at USC — Tyler Gaffney doesn’t quit on 35-yard TD run

2. November 21, 2015 vs Cal — Christian McCaffrey breaks six tackles for 49-yard TD

1. November 17, 2012 at No. 1 Oregon — Devon Carrington catches Marcus Mariota, prevents points

Expand this for all 10 plays:

Honorable mention plays:

November 26, 2011 vs. No. 22 Notre Dame – Coby Fleener drags a defender 10 yards for TD

September 15, 2012 vs. No. 2 USC – Stepfan Taylor evades tacklers for TD

November 14, 2015 vs. Oregon – Kevin Hogan hurdles defender for 22-yard TD run

November 4, 2017 at No. 25 Washington State – Bryce Love breaks free for 52-yard TD

September 22, 2018 at No. 20 Oregon – Noah Williams forces fumble and sean barton recovers

September 28, 2019 at Oregon State – Connor Wedington’s 43-yard kickoff return sets up game-winner

September 21, 2019 vs. No. 16 Oregon – Cameron Scarlett breaks 2 tackles for 23-yard gain