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Stanford Kicks Off Pac-10 Play At UCLA; Levine Toilolo Done

The Cardinal are back in the AP Top 25 after a 52-17 pasting of Sacramento State. Now they kick off conference action against the UCLA Bruins.

Bad news though. The Cardinal's starting tight end is lost for the season as a torn ACL.

Stanford's promising tight end Levine Toilolo has been lost for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on the second play of the game against Sacramento State.

Coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday the 6-foot-8 redshirt freshman got hit with a defender's helmet after a 27-yard gain in his first collegiate game last weekend.

"His attitude right now is, 'That's football, I'll be back,' " Harbaugh said.

"He said, "I'll be back bigger, stronger and better,' " said Levine's father, Ray Toilolo of Lemon Grove.

Toilolo won the starting tight end job over veterans Coby Fleener and Konrad Reuland. He redshirted last year after having a screw inserted in his foot as a precaution from a broken bone suffered during the basketball season at Helix High School.

Kick returner/wide receiver Chris Owusu, linebacker Shayne Skov, and tailback Jeremy Stewart are all questionable with undisclosed injuries (Stewart's injury seems to be an ankle limp against Sacramento St.; Owusu and Skov's injuries won't be disclosed by Jim Harbaugh.