Posted October 11, 2011 on AP on Fox
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer Stanford coach David Shaw has had to increasingly answer more questions about how and why the Pac-12's top-ranked defense can't seem to force an interception. Not this week. On the 172nd passing attempt of the season, safety Michael Thomas finally broke the cold streak when he picked off Tyler Hansen's pass in the fourth quarter of the Cardinal's 48-7 rout of Colorado on Saturday. Turnovers have been hard to come by for Stanford on both sides of the ball. While the interception was the defense's first in five games, the Cardinal (5-0, 3-0 Pac-12) are tied for the fewest turnovers in the nation. They've lost the ball only three times all season heading into Saturday's matchup at Washington State (3-2, 1-1).
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