Stanford LB Shayne Skov out for season

By ANTONIO GONZALEZ | September 19, 2011 | 2:05 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Linebacker and leading tackler Shayne Skov is out for the season with a left knee injury, dealing a blow to No. 5 Stanford's bid for a Pac-12 title and national championship.

The school made the announcement Monday. Skov injured his knee in the second quarter of the Cardinal's 37-10 victory at Arizona on Saturday night.

Arizona receiver Juron Criner was tackled and knocked into Skov's leg on the play. Skov spread out on the field for about a minute, then had to be helped to the sideline. He lay on a training table behind Stanford's bench with his knee heavily wrapped before he left for the locker room on a cart just before halftime.

Skov led Stanford with 84 tackles last season to go with 7½ sacks. Even though he didn't play in the second half Saturday, Skov still leads the Cardinal with 19 tackles this year.