This Week In Pac-10 Football
Dec. 9, 2002
WSU & USC SHARE PAC-10 CROWN, COUGARS TO ROSE BOWL: Washington State and USC are Pac-10 co-champions with the Cougars earning the Conference Rose Bowl berth by virtue of a 30-27 overtime win against the Trojans in October.
PAC-10 BOWL PICTURE: Following is the Pac-10 bowl lineup:
Wed., Dec. 25 1:30 Sega Las Vegas Bowl ESPN UCLA (7-5) vs. New Mexico (7-6)Thu., Dec. 26 5:00 Insight Bowl ESPN Oregon State (8-4) vs. Pittsburgh (8-4)Fri., Dec. 27 5:00 Pacific Life Holiday Bowl ESPN Arizona State (8-5) vs. Kansas State (10-2)Mon. Dec. 30 2:30 Seattle Bowl ESPN Oregon (7-5) vs. Wake Forest (6-6)Tue., Dec. 31 11:00 Wells Fargo Sun Bowl CBS Washington (7-5) vs. Purdue (6-6)Wed., Jan. 1 2:00 Rose Bowl ABC Washington St. (10-2) vs. Oklahoma (11-2)Thu., Jan. 2 5:00 FedEx Orange Bowl ABC USC (10-2) vs. Iowa (11-1)
OUT OF OUR LEAGUE: The Pac-10 concluded the regular season at 30-10 (.750) against non-conference foes, including a 25-10 (.714) against Division I-A opponents. Of the 10 losses Pac-10 teams suffered, six were on the road to teams that were ranked in the Top 25. The 30 non-conference wins is the most since the league went 38-4-2 in 1933.
CURRENT STREAKS: Longest overall winning streak - 7 games - USC Longest Conference-game winning streak - 6 games - USC Longest home winning streak - 9 games - USC Longest road winning streak - 3 games - Washington State
2002 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Aug. 31 Carson Palmer, QB, USC Will Derting, OLB, WSU Michael Jollivette, CB, ARIZSep. 7 Reggie Williams, WR, WASH Brandon Chillar, OLB, UCLA Hakim Hill, RS, ASUSep. 14 Kyle Boller, QB, CAL Troy Polamalu, SS, USC Jemeel Powell, PR, CALSep. 21 Steven Jackson, TB, OSU Marquis Cooper, ILB, WASH Mark Jensen, PK, CALSep. 28 Jason Gesser, QB, WSU Omar Nazel, DE, USC Ryan Killeen, PK, USCOct. 5 Kyle Boller, QB, CAL Marcus Reese, MLB, UCLA Drew Dunning, PK, WSUOct. 12 Sultan McCullough, TB, USC Josh Amobi, LB, ASU Keenan Howry, RS, OREOct. 19 Andrew Walter, QB, ASU Tom Canada, DE, CAL Mike Barth, PK, ASUOct. 26 Carson Palmer, QB, USC Terrell Suggs, DE, ASU Nate Fikse, PK/P, UCLANov. 2 Jerome Riley, WR, WSU Dave Ball, DE, UCLA Jared Siegel, PK, ORENov. 9 Kyle Boller, QB, CAL Derrick Johnson, CB, WASH Kyle Basler, P, WSUNov. 17 Jason Johnson, QB, ARIZ Derrick Johnson, CB, WASH Kirk Yliniemi, PK, OSUNov. 23 Carson Palmer, QB, USC Kai Ellis, DE, WASH John Anderson, PK, WASH