Final 2001 Pac-10 Football Release

Jan. 14, 2002

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2001 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE FINAL FOOTBALL STANDINGS

1. Oregon 7-1, 11-1
2. Washington State 6-2, 10-2
Stanford 6-2, 9-3
Washington 6-2, 8-4
5. USC 5-3, 6-6
6. UCLA 4-4, 7-4
7. Oregon State 3-5, 5-6
8. Arizona 2-6, 5-6
9. Arizona State 1-7, 4-7
10. California 0-8, 1-10

BOWL RESULTS:
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - Oregon 38, Colorado 16
Culligan Holiday Bowl - Texas 47, Washington 43
Wells Fargo Sun Bowl - Washington State 33, Purdue 27
Seattle Bowl - Georgia Tech 24, Stanford 14
Sega Sports Las Vegas Bowl - Utah 10, USC 6

PAC-10 IN THE POLLS: OREGON ended up ranked second in both the final regular season polls, leading four Pac-10 teams ranked in the final Top 20. Following are the rankings of Pac-10 teams in the final regular season AP (media) and ESPN/USA Today (coaches) polls:

Team 	AP	USA/ESPN	Oregon (11-1)	2	2	Washington State (10-2)	10	11	Stanford (9-3)	16	17	Washington (8-4)	19	19	UCLA (7-4)	t37	t41

OUT OF OUR LEAGUE: The Pac-10 posted a stellar 26-9 (.743) overall record vs. non-conference foes in 2001, 24-9 (.727) vs. Division I-A opponents. Included is an excellent 5-3 mark against teams rated in the Top 25. Five of the Conference's 10 teams went undefeated vs. non-conference opponents--Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, UCLA and Washington State.

HOME/ROAD RECORDS: In 40 Conference game this year, the home team held just a 23-17 advantage.

CURRENT STREAKS:
Longest overall winning streak - 5 games - Oregon
Longest Conference-game winning streak - 5 games - USC
Longest home winning streak - 14 games - Washington
Longest road winning streak - 5 games - Oregon and Washington State

2001 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:

Week	Offense	Defense	Special TeamsSep. 1	Tab Perry, FL, UCLA	Keith Lewis, FS, ORE	Chris Griffith, PK, UCLASep. 8	Nakoa McElrath, WR, WSU	Omare Lowe, CB, WASH	Ryan Cesca, PK, OSUSep. 22	Randy Fasani, QB, STAN	Steve Smith, CB, ORE	Roc Alexander, KR, WASHSep. 29	DeShaun Foster, TB, UCLA	Marcus Hoover, DE, STAN	Derek McLaughlin, P, WASHOct. 6	Joey Harrington, QB, ORE	Ben Mahdavi, LB, WASH	John Anderson, PK, WASHOct. 13	DeShaun Foster, TB, UCLA	Robert Thomas, MLB, UCLA	Josh Moen, DB, WSUOct. 20	Cody Pickett, QB, WASH	Alfred Williams, S, ASU	Keenan Howry, PR, OREOct. 27	Onterrio Smith, TB, ORE	Kris Richard, CB, USC	John Anderson, PK, WASHNov. 3	Joey Harrington, QB, ORE	Lamont Thompson, FS, WSU	Troy Polamalu, SS, USCNov. 10	Jonathan Smith, QB, OSU	Tank Williams, FS, STAN	Mike Biselli, PK, STANNov. 17	Reggie Williams, WR, WASH	Troy Polamalu, SS, USC	Steven Jackson, KR, OSUNov. 24	Bobby Wade, WR, ARIZ	Tully Banta-Cain, DE, CAL	None selectedDec. 1	Scott McEwan, QB, UCLA	Kevin Mitchell, ILB, ORE	Keenan Howry, PR, ORE

2001 PAC-10 FOOTBALL AWARD WINNERS

Consensus First-Team All-America Selection
Robert Thomas, MLB, Sr., UCLA

Other First-Team All-America Selections
Eric Heitmann, OG, Sr., Stanford
Troy Polamalu, SS, Jr., USC
Luke Powell, KR, So., Stanford
Lamont Thompson, FS, Sr., Washington State
Larry Tripplett, NT, Sr., Washington

Second-Team All-America Selections
DeShaun Foster, TB, Sr., UCLA
Joey Harrington, QB, Sr., Oregon
Levi Jones, OT, Sr., Arizona State
Dennis Weathersby, CB, Jr., Oregon State
Tank Williams, FS, Sr., Stanford

Third-Team All-America Selections
Kenyon Coleman, DE, Sr., UCLA
Keenan Howry, AP, Jr., Oregon
Kevin Mitchell, ILB, So., Oregon
Justin Peelle, TE, Sr., Oregon
Terrell Suggs, DE, So., Arizona State

Fourth-Team All-America Selections
Jim Adams, OT, Sr., Oregon
Marques Anderson, FS, Sr., UCLA

Freshman All-America Selections
Shaun Cody, DT, USC (first team)
Charles Frederick, KR, Washington (first team)
Mitch Meeuwsen, SS, Oregon State (first team)
Jason Shivers, FS, Arizona State (first team)
Matt Ware, CB, UCLA (first team)
Reggie Williams, SE, Washington (first team)
Eyoseph Efseaff, OG, UCLA (second team)
Derek McLaughlin, P, Washington (second team)
Kenechi Udeze, DE, USC (second team)
Calvin Armstrong, OT, Washington State (third team)
Matt Grootegoed, OLB, USC (third team)
Lorenzo Alexander, DT, California (fourth team)

Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year
Joey Harrington, QB, Sr., Oregon

Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year
Robert Thomas, MLB, Sr., UCLA

Football News Pac-10 Player of the Year
Joey Harrington, QB, Sr., Oregon

The Sporting News Pac-10 Player of the Year
Joey Harrington, QB, Sr., Oregon

Pac-10 Co-Freshmen of the Year
Teyo Johnson, WR, Stanford
Reggie Williams, SE, Washington

Morris Trophy Winners (Outstanding Offensive and Defensive Linemen in the Pac-10)
Kenyon Coleman, DE, Sr., UCLA
Levi Jones, OT, Sr., Arizona State

Pac-10 Coach of the YearMike Price, Washington State

First-Team Verizon Academic All-America Selection
Joey Harrington, QB, Sr., Oregon
Ryan Schmid, OG, Sr., Oregon

First-Team Verizon Academic All-District VIII Selections
Mike Barth, PK, Jr., Arizona State
Kyle Benn, C, Sr., Washington
Scott Fujita, OLB, Sr., California
Joey Harrington, QB, Sr., Oregon
Collin Henderson, FL, Jr., Washington State
Kyle Rosselle, DE, Sr., Oregon State
Ryan Schmid, OG, Sr., Oregon
Seth Trimmer, SE, Jr., Oregon State
Dennis Weathersby, CB, Jr., Oregon State
Mike Williams, TB, So., Arizona State
Eli Wnek, DE, Sr., Arizona

Second-Team Verizon Academic All-District VIII Selections
Mark Baldwin, TE, Sr., Washington State
Drew Dunning, PK, So., Washington State
Dustin Janz, OG, Sr., Oregon State
Jason Johnson, QB, Jr., Arizona
Serign Marong, OLB, Sr., Washington State
Tom Swoboda, TE, Jr., California
Dan Weaver, C, So., Oregon
Jeremy Williams, DT, So., Washington State

RECORD SCAN: Following are changes in the Pac-10 record book following the 2001 season.

Individual Records Established

Passing--Most Consecutive Passes Attempted Without Interception, Season
198, Cory Paus, UCLA
(Old record - 170 Terrance Bryant, Oregon State, 1998)

Passing--Longest Passing Play
99 TD, Jason Johnson to Brandon Marshall, Arizona vs. Idaho
(Old record - 98 TD, Joe Borchard to Troy Walters, Stanford vs. UCLA, 1999.
Note--this still stands as a Conference Game record)

Receiving--Most Passes Caught by a Freshman
55, Reggie Williams, Washington (973 yards)

Receiving--Most Yards Gained by a Freshman
973, Reggie Williams, Washington (caught 55)

Punt Returns--Most Yards on Punt Returns, Game
186, Keenan Howry, Oregon vs. Stanford (5 returns)
(Old record - 166, Joe Jarzynka, Washington vs. California, 1998)

Interceptions--Most Passes Intercepted, Career
24, Lamont Thompson, Washington State, 1997-2001
(Old record - 21, Chuck Cecil, Arizona, 1984-87)

Individual Records Tied

Receiving--Most Touchdown Passes Caught, Game
4, Keenan Howry, Oregon vs. Arizona State (9 receptions)
4, Shaun McDonald, Arizona State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (5 receptions)
(Ties - several players, most recently J.J. Stokes, UCLA vs. Washington, 1993)

Kickoff Returns--Longest Kickoff Return
100, Tom Pace, Arizona State vs. UCLA
(Ties - several players)

Interceptions--Most Passes Intercepted, Game
4, Lamont Thompson, Washington State vs. UCLA
(Ties - several players, most recently Chuck Cecil, Arizona vs. Stanford, 1987)

Interceptions--Longest Interception Return
100, Emmanuel Frankling, Arizona State vs. San Diego State (Ties - several players)

Team Records Established

Most Consecutive Home Victories, Conference Games
14, Oregon, 1997-2001

Team Records Tied

Fewest Penalties Against, Game
0, UCLA vs. Alabama
(Ties - several teams, most recently Washington State vs. USC, 1994)

Fewest Yards Penalized, Game
0, UCLA vs. Alabama
(Ties - several teams, most recently Washington State vs. USC, 1994)

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