Pac-10 Football Players of the Week
Dec. 3, 2001
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Quarterback Scott McEwan of UCLA and inside linebacker Kevin Mitchell and punt returner Keenan Howry of Oregon have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week in football.
McEwan, a senior from Thousand Oaks, Calif., directed UCLA to a 52-42 win over Arizona State in his first career start. McEwan completed 20-of-36 passes for 280 yards, while throwing for three touchdowns. The Bruin offense piled up 27 first downs and 536 yards total offense.
Mitchell, a sophomore from Orange, Calif., led the defensive effort in Oregon's 17-14 win over Oregon State. Mitchell recorded a career-high 17 tackles, including eight solo tackles and five for loss of nine yards. The Oregon defense limited Oregon State to 107 yards rushing on 38 attempts.
Howry, a junior from Los Alamitos, Calif., helped seal Oregon's win over Oregon State after taking a punt return 70 yards for a touchdown. The score helped the Ducks overcome a 6-3 fourth quarter deficit. Overall, Howry returned four punts for 103 yards.
Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were tailback Maurice Morris of Oregon, quarterback Jonathan Smith of Oregon State and flanker Luke Powell from Stanford. Also nominated on defense were linebackers Richard Siegler of Oregon State and Coy Wire of Stanford. Also nominated on special teams were placekicker Kirk Yliniemi of Oregon State and punt returner Luke Powell of Stanford.
2001 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Week Offense Defense Special Teams
Sep. 1 Tab Perry, FL, UCLA, Keith Lewis, FS, ORE, Chris Griffith, PK, UCLA
Sep. 8 Nakoa McElrath, WR, WSU, Omare Lowe, CB, WASH, Ryan Cesca, PK, OSU
Sep. 22 Randy Fasani, QB, STAN, Steve Smith, CB ORE, Roc Alexander, KR, WASH
Sep. 29 DeShaun Foster, TB, UCLA, Marcus Hoover, DE, STAN, Derek McLaughlin, P, WASH
Oct. 6 Joey Harrington, QB, ORE, Ben Mahdavi, ILB, WASH, John Anderson, PK, WASH
Oct. 13 DeShaun Foster, TB, UCLA, Robert Thomas, MLB, UCLA, Josh Moen, DB, WSU
Oct. 20 Cody Pickett, QB, WASH, Alfred Williams, S, ASU, Keenan Howry, PR, ORE
Oct. 27 Onterrio Smith, TB, ORE, Kris Richard, CB, USC, John Anderson, PK, WASH
Nov. 3 Joey Harrington, QB, ORE, Lamont Thompson, FS, WSU, Troy Polamalu, SS, USC
Nov. 10 Jonathan Smith, QB, OSU, Tank Williams, FS, STAN, Mike Biselli, PK, STAN
Nov. 17 Reggie Williams, WR, WASH, Troy Polamalu, SS, USC, Steven Jackson, KR, OSU
Nov. 24 Bobby Wade, WR, ARIZ, Tully Banta-Cain, DE, CAL, None selected
Dec. 1 Scott McEwan, QB, UCLA, Kevin Mitchell, ILB, ORE, Keenan Howry, PR, ORE
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