Washington State’s Ron Stone Jr. had another impactful performance in what’s shaping up to be a stellar junior campaign, and for his work in the Cougars’ defense-driven rout of Arizona State, the spirited edge rusher was named the Pac-12’s defensive lineman of the week Monday.
Stone posted a sack, two tackles for loss, a fumble recovery and six tackles (four solo) in WSU’s 34-21 win over ASU on Saturday in Tempe. He played a key role in the Cougs’ success containing mobile Sun Devil quarterback Jayden Daniels.
The 6-foot-3, 240-pounder made four run stops near the line of scrimmage.
He jumped on a loose ball – popped free by linebacker Kyle Thornton and cornerback Derrick Langford Jr. – late in the second quarter, setting up a touchdown that put WSU up 28-0. The Cougar defense forced a season-high five takeaways.
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