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September Report Card: Defense

A.J. Tarpley is most improved since 2012

Yesterday, we graded the offense at the first trimester mark. Today, we grade the defense. Unsurprisingly, they hold up pretty well.

Follow @DavidMLombardi Follow @TheBootleg Defensive Line Grade: A- So far, Henry Anderson's knee injury has only allowed Stanford to further showcase its depth up front. Josh Mauro truly is "a bull in a china shop," as Derek Mason likes to call him. The Cardinal struggled occasionally against Army's unusual triple option attack at 9 a.m. Pacific time, but based on the circumstances... Recommended Stories