Stanford plays a mean defense whether it's against explosive offenses or accusations from rival coaches.
All week long, Cardinal coach David Shaw defended the integrity of his program after Washington's Steve Sarkisian asserted Stanford faked injuries to slow down the tempo late in a 31-28 win last weekend.
''We don't fake injuries. We never have and we never will,'' Shaw said. ''I don't condone it. I don't teach it. I don't allow it.''
Now, it's back to getting defensive on the field as the fifth-ranked Cardinal (5-0, 3-0 Pac-12) play another high-octane offense this weekend in the Utah Utes (3-2, 0-2), a team averaging 39 points.
And while a game against No. 11 UCLA is looming next week, Stanford players insist they're not overlooking a gritty Utes squad.
''They could be a lot better than their record shows,'' linebacker A.J. Tarpley said. ''So, we're not taking this game lightly.''
Much like it did with Keith Price last weekend, Stanford will focus on containing Utah quarte...