This Week In Pac-10 Football
PAC-10 GOES 4-2 IN BOWL GAMES--USC WINS NATIONAL TITLE: The Pac-10 capped the 2003 season with a stellar showing in bowl games. The Conference went 4-2 in the postseason, including victories over two teams ranked in the Top 5 in the polls. USC topped No. 4-ranked Michigan 28-14 in the Rose Bowl and claimed the National Championship voted on by the media in the AP poll. It was the first national title for the Trojans since 1978 and the first for the Pac-10 since Washington in 1991. . . . Washington State defeated No. 5-ranked Texas 28-20 in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl. The victory gave the WSU its third consecutive 10-win season. . . . California (Insight Bowl) and Oregon State (Las Vegas Bowl) also chalked up postseason wins.
2003-04 PAC-10 BOWL RESULTS:
Rose Bowl presented by Citi - USC 28, Michigan 14
Pacific Life Holiday Bowl - Washington State 28, Texas 20
Insight Bowl - California 52, Virginia Tech 49
Las Vegas Bowl - Oregon State 55, New Mexico 14
Wells Fargo Sun Bowl - Minnesota 31, Oregon 30
Silicon Valley Bowl - Fresno State 17, UCLA 9
OUT OF OUR LEAGUE: Pac-10 teams finished the 2003-04 season with a mark of 29-17 (.630) against outside foes. Included was a mark of 12-9 (.571) against BCS foes. The Big 12 at 3-2 was the only conference to have a winning record against the Pac-10, with the Conference having a winning mark against the ACC, Big Ten, Big East and SEC among BCS leagues.
Longest overall winning streak - 9 games - USC
Longest Conference-game winning streak - 7 games - USC
Longest home winning streak - 15 games - USC
Longest road winning streak - 4 games - USC
2003 ALL-PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TEAM
First Team Offense Second Team Offense
QB Matt Leinart, So., USC QB Cody Pickett, Sr., Washington QB Matt Kegel, Sr., Washington State RB Steven Jackson, Jr., Oregon State RB Jonathan Smith, Sr., Washington State RB Adimchinobe Echemandu, Sr., California RB Mike Bell, So., Arizona WR Mike Williams, So., USC WR Keary Colbert, Sr., USC WR James Newson, Sr., Oregon State WR Geoff McArthur, Jr., California WR Reggie Williams, Jr., Washington TE Tim Euhus, Sr., Oregon State TE Troy Bienemann, So., Washington State OL Jacob Rogers, Sr., USC OL Regis Crawford, Sr., Arizona State OL Mark Wilson, Sr., California OL Kirk Chambers, Sr., Stanford OL Norm Katnik, Sr., USC OL Doug Nienhuis, Jr., Oregon State OL Josh Parrish, Sr., Washington State OL Grayling Love, So., Arizona State OL Adam Snyder, Jr., Oregon OL Nick Newton, Sr., Washington
First Team Defense Second Team Defense
DL Dave Ball, Sr., UCLA DL Terry Johnson, Sr., Washington DL Kenechi Udeze, Jr., USC DL D.D. Acholonu, Sr., Washington State DL Shaun Cody, Jr., USC DL Dwan Edwards, Sr., Oregon State DL Mike Patterson, Jr., USC DL Igor Olshansky, Jr., Oregon LB Brandon Chillar, Sr., UCLA LB Kevin Mitchell, Sr., Oregon LB Richard Seigler, Sr., Oregon State LB Don Jackson, Sr., Washington State LB Will Derting, So., Washington State LB Matt Grootegoed, Jr., USC CB Jason David, Sr., Washington State CB Brandon Browner, Fr., Oregon State CB Will Poole, Sr., USC CB Derrick Johnson, Jr., Washington S Erik Coleman, Sr., Washington State S Riccardo Stewart, Jr., Arizona State S Keith Lewis, Sr., Oregon S Oshimogho Atogwe, Jr., Stanford S Donnie McCleskey, So., California
First Team Specialists Second Team Specialists
PK Drew Dunning, Sr., Washington State PK Kirk Yliniemi, Sr., Oregon State P Tom Malone, So., USC P Eric Johnson, Sr., Stanford KOR Kenny Washington, Jr., Oregon KOR Sammy Moore, Sr., Washington State PR Charles Frederick, Jr., Washington PR Luke Powell, Sr., Stanford ST Keith Lewis, Sr., Oregon ST Jason Shivers, Jr., Arizona State
ST=special teams player (not a kicker or returner)
Offensive Player of the Year: Matt Leinart, QB, So., USC
Defensive Player of the Year: Dave Ball, DE, Sr., UCLA
Freshman of the Year: Brandon Browner, CB, Oregon State
Co-Coaches of the Year: Pete Carroll, USC and Bill Doba, Washington State
ARIZONA: FS, Darrell Brooks, So.; C Keoki Fraser, Jr.; ILB Joe Siofele, Sr.; DE Marcus Smith, So.
ARIZONA STATE: WR Skyler Fulton, Sr.; WR Derek Hagan, So.; FB Mike Karney, Sr.; P Tim Parker, Sr.; QB Andrew Walter, Jr.
CALIFORNIA: DT Lorenzo Alexander, Jr.; FS Ryan Gutierrez, Jr.; OLB Wendell Hunter, Jr.; ST Mike McGrath, Jr.; OT Chris Murphy, Sr.; QB Aaron Rodgers, So.
OREGON: TE Tim Day, So.; DE Devan Long, So.; PR Steven Moore, Sr.; WR Samie Parker, Sr.; DT Junior Siavii, Sr.; C Dan Weaver, Sr.
OREGON STATE: QB Derek Anderson, Jr.; C Matt Brock, Jr.; FS Mitch Meeuwsen, Jr.; OG Kanan Sanchez, Jr.; DE Bill Swancutt, Jr.; CB Aric Williams, Jr.
STANFORD: MLB David Bergeron, Jr.; OLB Jared Newberry, Jr.; NT Babatunde Oshinowo, So.; TE Brett Pierce, Sr.; TE Alex Smith, Jr.; CB Leigh Torrence, Jr.
UCLA: SE Craig Bragg, Jr.; KR Maurice Drew, Fr.; OG Eyoseph Efseaff, Jr.; OLB Spencer Havner, So.; P Chris Kluwe, Jr.; DT Rodney Leisle, Sr.; ILB Justin London, So.; PK Justin Medlock, Fr.; SS Jarrad Page, So.
USC: SS Darnell Bing, Fr.; KR Reggie Bush, Fr.; OT Winston Justice, So.; PK Ryan Killeen, Jr.; FS Jason Leach, Jr.; OLB Melvin Simmons, Sr.; MLB Lofa Tatupu, So.; TB LenDale White, Fr.
WASHINGTON: C Todd Bachert, Sr.; OT Khalif Barnes, Jr.; ST Owen Biddle, Sr.; OLB Greg Carothers, Sr.; DT Jerome Stevens, Sr.; FB Zach Tuiasosopo, Jr.
WASHINGTON STATE: OT Calvin Armstrong, Jr.; P Kyle Basler, So.; FL Devard Darling, Jr.; DT Tai Tupai, Sr.; DT Jeremey Williams, Sr.; SS Virgil Williams, Sr.
NOTES ON THE 2003 ALL-PAC-10 FOOTBALL TEAM
Selection Procedures: The All-Pac-10 Team is selected by the Pac-10 head football coaches.
By School: USC placed the most players on the first team with nine selections. Washington State was next with five, followed by Oregon and Oregon State with four each.
By Class: Of the 29 first-team selections, 16 are seniors, eight are juniors and five are sophomores. No freshmen made the first team.
Unanimous: Four players--DE Dave Ball of UCLA, CB Jason David of Washington State, TB Steven Jackson of Oregon State and OT Jacob Rogers of USC--were named on the first team ballots of all 10 coaches.
Two-time Selections: Five players were voted first-team selections for the second time--PK Drew Dunning of Washington State (2001), TB Steven Jackson of Oregon State, OT Jacob Rogers of USC, MLB Richard Seigler of Oregon State and WR Reggie Williams of Washington.
Double Dipper: Keith Lewis of Oregon was named to the first-team as both a safety and a special teams performer.
2003 BANK OF AMERICA HIGHER STANDARDS PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Date Offense Defense Special TeamsAug. 30 A. Echemandu, TB, CAL Mike Patterson, NT, USC Drew Dunning, PK, WSUSep. 6 Cody Pickett, QB, WASH Will Derting, OLB, WSU Tom Malone, P, USCSep. 13 Matt Kegel, QB, WSU Brandon Chillar, ILB, UCLA Justin Medlock, PK, UCLASep. 20 Adam Snyder, OT, ORE Wendell Hunter, OLB, CAL Drew Dunning, PK, WSUSep. 27 A. Echemandu, TB, CAL Brandon Browner, CB, OSU Jeremy Bohannon, FS, WSUOct. 4 Steven Jackson, TB, OSU Dave Ball, DE, UCLA Ryan Killeen, PK, USCOct. 11 Andrew Walter, QB, ASU Kenechi Udeze, DE, USC Chris Kluwe, P, UCLAOct. 18 Charles Frederick, WR, WASH Brandon Chillar, ILB, UCLA Spencer Havner, OLB, UCLAOct. 25 Matt Leinart, QB, USC Will Derting, OLB, WSU Aaron Gipson, DB, ORENov. 1 Aaron Rodgers, QB, CAL Michael Craven, OLB, STAN Luke Powell, PR, STANNov. 8 Michael Bell, HB, ARIZ Erik Coleman, FS, WSU Erik Coleman, FS, WSUNov. 15 Aaron Rodgers, QB, CAL Will Poole, CB, USC Kenny Washington, KR, ORENov. 22 Geoff McArthur, WR, CAL Evan Benjamin, SS, WASH Reggie Bush, KR, USC
2003 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC FOOTBALL TEAM
Pos. Name, School Yr. GPA Major QB Kyle Matter, Stanford Jr. 3.51 Management Sciences/Engineering RB Cooper Blackhurst, Stanford Sr. 3.48 Public Policy RB Brandon Hancock, USC So. 3.82 Business WR Skyler Fulton, Arizona State Sr. 3.32 Elementary Education WR Brandon Royster, Stanford Sr. 3.40 Mechanical Engineering TE Troy Bienemann, Washington St. So. 3.76 Communications OL Matt Brock, Oregon State Jr. 3.37 Psychology OL Kirk Chambers, Stanford (2) Sr. 3.32 Public Policy/German Studies OL Jonathan Giesel, California Jr. 3.38 Religious Studies OL Chris Murphy, California (2) Sr. 3.51 Political Science OL Dan Weaver, Oregon (3) Sr. 3.28 Accounting
DE Monte Parson, California Sr. 3.37 Sociology DT Babatunde Oshinowo, Stanford Jr. 3.24 Undeclared DT Jeremey Williams, Washington St. (4) Sr. 3.53 Communications DE Bill Swancutt, Oregon State Jr. 3.12 Business Administration LB Pat Bennett, Washington State (2) Jr. 3.45 Hotel Administration LB Brian Gaffney, Stanford Sr. 3.55 Political Science LB Kevin Schimmelmann, Stanford (2) Jr. 3.47 Undeclared DB Michael McGrath, California Jr. 3.40 Mechanical Engineering DB Jimmy Newell, Washington Jr. 3.25 Business Admin./Economics DB Keith Short, UCLA Sr. 3.07 History DB Leigh Torrence, Stanford Sr. 3.03 Political Science
PK Kirk Yliniemi, Oregon State Sr. 3.50 Business Administration P Tyler Fredrickson, California Grad. 4.00 Graduate Education
(2) Two-time first-team All-Academic selection (3) Three-time first-team All-Academic selection (4) Four-time first-team All-Academic selection
Pos. Name, School Yr. GPA Major QB Chad Christiansen, Arizona State So. 3.93 Business Finance RB Ty Eriks, Washington So. 3.67 Art RB Matt Floberg, Oregon Sr. 3.08 Business Administration WR Greg Camarillo, Stanford Sr. 3.27 Engineering WR Nick Sebes, Stanford Sr. 3.06 Human Biology TE Pat Loney, Oregon State Jr. 3.59 Liberal Studies OL Nolan Bluntzer, California Sr. 3.02 Conservation and Resource Studies OL Jason Burke, Arizona State RFr. 3.78 Business OL Riley FittChappell, Washington St. So. 3.45 Business OL Derek Joyce, California Jr. 3.34 Molecular and Cell Biology OL Matt McClernan, Stanford So. 3.54 Undeclared
DE Louis Hobson, Stanford Sr. 3.15 Electrical Engineering DT Ian Shelswell, Stanford Sr. 3.16 Economics DT Thomas Sverchek, California Jr. 3.17 American Studies DE Will Svitek, Stanford Sr. 3.06 Political Science LB David Bergeron, Stanford Sr. 3.06 Public Policy LB Mike Silva, Stanford So. 3.62 Undeclared LB Brian Tremblay, California Jr. 3.25 American Studies DB Ryan Foltz, California So. 3.48 Business Administration DB Aaron Gipson, Oregon So. 3.06 Undeclared DB Lee Patterson, Arizona Sr. 3.15 Marketing DB James Sims, Washington So. 3.32 Comparative Literature
PK Jared Siegel, Oregon Jr. 3.58 Business Administration P Garth Erickson, Washington Sr. 3.07 Economics
Arizona: P Danny Baugher, So.; OT Tanner Bell, So.; QB Nic Costa, So.; PK Nick Folk, RFr.
Arizona State: OT Andrew Carnahan, RFr.; OT Grayling Love, So.
California: LB Matthew Currin, Jr.; FB Byron Storer, RFr.
Oregon: OG Josh Hagemeyer, So.; MLB Jerry Matson, Jr.
Stanford: OG David Beall, So.; OT Jonathon Cochran, So.; RB Gerald Commissiong, So.; RB J.R. Lemon, Jr.; C Tim Mattran, So.; PK Mike Sgroi, Jr.; TE Alex Smith, Sr.; OT Mike Sullivan, Sr.; OG Josiah Vinson, So.
UCLA: FB J.D. Groves, So.
Washington: TB Scott Ballew, RFr.; PK Evan Knudson, Jr.; DE Donny Mateaki, RFr.; QB Casey Paus, So.
Washington State: PK Drew Dunning, Sr.; OG Billy Knotts, Sr.
2003 PAC-10 FOOTBALL AWARD WINNERS
Pop Warner Trophy (top senior player on West Coast)
Dave Ball, DE, UCLA
Unanimous First-Team All-America Selection
Dave Ball, DE., Sr., UCLA
Consensus First-Team All-America Selections
Jacob Rogers, OT, Sr., USC
Kenechi Udeze, DE, Jr., USC
Mike Williams, SE, , So., USC
Other First-Team All-America Selections
Drew Dunning, PK, Sr., Washington State
Second-Team All-America Selections
Tom Malone, P, So., USC
Geoff McArthur, WR, Jr., California
Will Poole, CB, Sr., USC
Third-Team All-America Selections
Shaun Cody, DT, Jr., USC
Steven Jackson, TB, Jr., Oregon State
Freshman All-America Selections
Darnell Bing, SS, USC
Brandon Browner, CB, Oregon State
Reggie Bush, KR, USC
Pac-10 Players of the Year
Offense - Matt Leinart, QB, So., USC
Defense - Dave Ball, DE, Sr., UCLA
Pac-10 Freshman of the Year
Brandon Browner, CB, Oregon State
Morris Trophy Winners (outstanding offensive and defensive linemen in the Pac-10)
Offense - Jacob Rogers, OT, Sr., USC
Defense - Dave Ball, DE, Sr., UCLA
Pac-10 Co-Coaches of the Year
Pete Carroll, USC
Bill Doba, Washington State
American Football Coaches Association Division I-A Coach of the Year
Pete Carroll, USC
Home Depot National Coach of the Year
Pete Carroll, USC
2003 PAC-10 FOOTBALL ACADEMIC AWARD WINNERS
First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII Selections
Troy Bienemann, TE, So., Washington State
Matt Brock, C, Jr., Oregon State
Kirk Chambers, OT, Sr., Stanford
Skyler Fulton, WR, Sr., Arizona State
Brandon Hancock, FB, So., USC
Mike McGrath, ROV, Jr., California
Chris Murphy, OT, Sr., California
Jared Siegel, PK, Jr., Oregon
Dan Weaver, C, Sr., Oregon
Jeremey Williams, DT, Sr., Washington State
Second-Team CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII Selections
Riley Fitt-Chappell, OT, So., Washington State
Tyler Fredrickson, P, Sr., California
J.D. Groves, FB, So., UCLA
Grayling Love, OT, So., Arizona State
Jimmy Newell, FS, Jr., Washington
Babatunde Oshinowo, NT, So., Stanford
Kevin Schimmelmann, OLB, So., Stanford
James Sims, Jr., FS, So., Washington
Kirk Ylinemi, PK, Sr., Oregon State