2004-05 Pac-10 Football Year In Review

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Feb. 9, 2005

2004 Pac-10 Football Year In Review

USC won the Pac-10 Championship outright with a perfect 8-0 Conference record and was 13-0 overall on its way to being named National Champion. For the third straight season, USC found itself in the top-10 in the nation at the end of the year, finishing No. 1 for the second consecutive year.

The Pac-10 went 3-2 in bowl games this season. USC topped No. 2-ranked Oklahoma 55-19 in the FedEx Orange Bowl and claimed the national championship. It was the second consecutive national title for the Trojans and the Pac-10. OREGON STATE defeated Notre Dame 38-21 in the Insight Bowl. ARIZONA STATE also chalked up a postseason win defeating Purdue 27-23 in the Wells Fargo Sun Bowl.

As for individual awards, USC's Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush were named Co-Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year, Oregon State's Bill Swancutt and USC's Shaun Cody received the Pat Tillman Co-Defensive Player of the Year award, Arizona State's Zach Miller won Pac-10's Freshman of the Year honors and California's Jeff Tedford was named Coach of the Year.

2004 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE FINAL FOOTBALL STANDINGS

1. USC-- 8-0 Pac-10, 13-0 overall
2. California-- 7-1, 10-2
3. Arizona State-- 5-3, 9-3
Oregon State-- 5-3, 7-5
5. UCLA-- 4-4, 6-6
Oregon-- 4-4, 5-6
7. Washington State-- 3-5, 5-6
8. Stanford-- 2-6, 4-7
Arizona-- 2-6, 3-8
10.Washington-- 0-8, 1-10

2004-05 PAC-10 BOWL RESULTS:

FedEx Orange Bowl - USC 55, Oklahoma 19
Pacific Life Holiday Bowl - Texas Tech 45, California 31
Insight Bowl - Oregon State 38, Notre Dame 21
Las Vegas Bowl - Wyoming 24, UCLA 21
Wells Fargo Sun Bowl - Arizona State 27, Purdue 23

Following are the bowl records of the Division I-A conferences (using current conference memberships) updated after the 2004 season.

Conference       W     L     T    Pct.Mid-American     24    21    0    .533Atlantic Coast  122   109    5    .527Pacific-10      104    95    6    .521Southeastern    163   153   13    .516Western Athletic 41    40    2    .506Big Ten         105   104    3    .503Big East         43    46    1    .483Big 12          136   148    4    .480Conference USA   40    50    3    .447Mountain West    37    48    3    .438Sun Belt          5    10    1    .344

2004 ALL-PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TEAM

First Team Offense                         Second Team Offense

QB Aaron Rodgers, Jr., California QB Andrew Walter, Grad., Arizona StateQB Matt Leinart, Jr., USC QB Derek Anderson, Sr., Oregon StateRB J.J. Arrington, Sr., California RB LenDale White, So., USCRB Reggie Bush, So., USC RB Maurice Drew, So., UCLAWR Mike Hass, Jr., Oregon State WR Derek Hagan, Jr., Arizona StateWR Geoff McArthur, Sr., California WR Jason Hill, So., Washington StateTE Alex Smith, Sr., Stanford TE Tim Day, Jr., Oregon TE Marcedes Lewis, Jr., UCLAC Marvin Philip, Jr., California C Mike McCloskey, Jr., UCLAOL Calvin Armstrong, Sr., Washington State OL Sam Lightbody, Sr., Washington StateOL Ryan O'Callaghan, Jr., California OL Steven Vieira, Sr., UCLAOL Grayling Love, Jr., Arizona State OL Sam Baker, Fr., USCOL Doug Nienhuis, Sr., Oregon State OL Andrew Carnahan, Sr., Arizona StateOL Adam Snyder, Sr., Oregon

First Team Defense Second Team Defense

DL Bill Swancutt, Sr., Oregon State DL Haloti Ngata, So., OregonDL Mike Patterson, Sr., USC DL Jimmy Verdon, Sr., Arizona StateDL Shaun Cody, Sr., USC DL Manase Hopoi, Sr., WashingtonDL Ryan Riddle, Sr., California DL Lorenzo Alexander, Sr., CaliforniaLB Matt Grootegoed, Sr., USC LB Will Derting, Jr., Washington StateLB Lofa Tatupu, Jr., USC LB Spencer Havner, Jr., UCLALB Wendell Hunter, Sr., California LB Jon Alston, Jr., Stanford LB Trent Bray, Jr., Oregon StateDB Mitch Meeuwsen, Sr., Oregon State DB Darrell Brooks, Jr., ArizonaDB Matt Clark, Sr., UCLA DB Aric Williams, Sr., Oregon StateDB Matt Giordano, Sr., California DB Darnell Bing, So., USCDB Riccardo Stewart, Sr., Arizona State DB Brandon Browner, So., Oregon State

First Team Specialists Second Team Specialists

PK Justin Medlock, So., UCLA PK Alexis Serna, Fr., Oregon StateP Tom Malone, Jr., USC P Chris Kluwe, Sr., UCLAKOR T.J. Rushing, Jr., Stanford KOR Reggie Bush, So., USCPR Reggie Bush, So., USC PR Maurice Drew, So., UCLA PR Michael Bumpus, Fr., Washington StateST Michael Okwo, So., Stanford ST Desmond Reed, Fr., USCST Byron Storer, So., California

ST=special teams player (not a kicker or returner)

Co-Offensive Players of the Year: Matt Lienart, QB, Jr., USC                                  Reggie Bush, TB, So., USCPat Tillman Co-Defensive Players of the Year:  Bill Swancutt, DE, Sr., Oregon State                                               Shaun Cody, DT, Sr., USCFreshman of the Year:  Zach Miller, TE, Arizona StateCoach of the Year:  Jeff Tedford, California

Honorable Mention

ARIZONA: RB Mike Bell, Jr.; CB Antoine Cason, Fr.; TE Steve Fleming, Sr.; C Keoki Fraser, Sr.; KR Syndric Steptoe, So.

ARIZONA STATE: PK Jesse Ainsworth, So.; MLB Justin Burks, Sr.; C Drew Hodgdon, Grad.; WR Terry Richardson, So.; OLB Dale Robinson, Jr.; OLB Jamar Williams, Jr.

CALIFORNIA: OT Andrew Cameron, So.; OG Jonathan Giesel, Sr.; FS Ryan Gutierrez, Sr.; MLB Joe Maningo, Sr.; ST Mike McGrath, Sr.; NT Brandon Mebane, So.; OG Aaron Merz, Jr.; CB Harrison Smith, Jr.

OREGON: QB Kellen Clemens, Jr.; CB Aaron Gipson, Jr.; DE Devan Long, Jr.; MLB Jerry Matson, Sr.; PR Justin Phinisee, Jr.; OG Nick Steitz, Sr.; TB Terrence Whitehead, Jr.

OREGON STATE: C Matt Brock, Sr.; OLB Keith Ellison, Jr.; TE Joe Newton, So.; P Sam Paulescu, Jr.; SS Sabby Piscitelli, So.; OLB Jonathan Pollard, Sr.; TB Dwight Wright, Sr.

STANFORD: FS Oshimogho Atogwe, Sr.; DT Julian Jenkins, Jr.; FL Evan Moore, So.; NT Babatunde Oshinowo, Jr.; ILB Kevin Schimmelman, Jr.; CB Stanley Wilson, Sr.

UCLA: FL Craig Bragg, Sr.; OT Paul Molicer, Sr.; SS Jarrad Page, Jr.; FB Michael Pitre, Fr.; TB Manuel White, Sr.

USC: TE Dominique Byrd, Jr.; TE Alex Holmes, Sr.; SE Dwayne Jarrett, Fr.; FS Jason Leach, Sr.; OLB Dallas Sartz, Jr.; DT Manuel Wright, So.; CB Justin Wyatt, Jr.

WASHINGTON: CB Derrick Johnson, Sr.; ILB Joe Lobendahn, Jr.

WASHINGTON STATE: P Kyle Basler, Jr.; OLB Scott Davis., So.; RB Jerome Harrison, Jr.; C Nick Mihlhauser, Jr.; CB Karl Paymah, Sr.

2004 U.S. BANK PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:

2004 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the WeekWeek             Offense                 Defense                    Special TeamsSep. 4           Reggie Bush, TB, USC    Antoine Cason, CB, ARIZ    Kyle Basler, P, WSUSep. 11          Mike Hass, SE, OSU      Dale Robinson, OLB, ASU    T.J. Rushing, KR, STANSep. 18          Maurice Drew, TB, UCLA  Jamar Williams, OLB, ASU   Jesse Ainsworth, PK, ASUSep. 25          Matt Leinart, QB, USC   Emmanuel Franklin, S, ASU  Kyle Basler, P, WSUOct. 2           Chase Lyman, WR, CAL    Spencer Havner, ILB, UCLA   Justin Medlock, PK, UCLAOct. 9           Aaron Rodgers, QB, CAL  Mike Patterson, DT, USC    Ryan Killeen, PK, USCOct. 16          J.J. Arrington, RB, CAL Oshiomogho Atogwe, FS, STAN    Alexis Serna, PK, OSUOct. 23          Andrew Walter, QB, ASU  Wendell Hunter, OLB, CAL    Jared Siegel, PK, OREOct. 30          J.J. Arrington, RB, CAL Spencer Havner, ILB, UCLA   Maurice Drew, PR, UCLANov. 6           Andrew Walter, QB, ASU  Wilrey Fontenot, CB, ARIZ  Reggie Bush, KR, USC                 Jerome Harrison, RB, WSUNov. 13          Chris Markey, TB, ASU   Wendell Hunter, OLB, CAL   Justin Medlock, PK, UCLANov. 20          Derek Anderson, QB, OSU Bill Swancutt, DE, OSU   Alexis Serna, PK, OSU

2004 PAC-10 FOOTBALL AWARD WINNERS

Heisman Trophy
Matt Leinart, QB, Jr., USC

Associated Press Player of the Year
Matt Leinart, QB, Jr., USC

Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year
Matt Leinart, QB, Jr., USC

Pop Warner Trophy (Top Senior Player on West Coast)
J.J. Arrington, TB, California

Consensus First-Team All-America Selections
J.J. Arrington, TB, Sr., California
Reggie Bush, KR, So., USC
Shaun Cody, DL, Sr., USC
Matt Grootegoed, OLB, Sr., USC
Matt Leinart, QB, Jr., USC

Other First-Team All-America Selections
Mike Patterson, DT, Sr., USC
Ryan Riddle, DE, Sr., California

Second-Team All-America Selections
Spencer Havner, ILB, Jr., UCLA
Zach Miller, TE, Fr., Arizona State
Marvin Philip, C, Jr., California
Alex Smith, TE, Sr., Stanford

Third-Team All-America Selections
Mike Haas, SE, Jr., Oregon State
Mitch Meeuwsen, FS, Sr., Oregon State
Lofa Tatupu, MLB, Jr., USC

Freshman All-America Selections
Sam Baker, OT, USC (first team)
Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona (first team)
Dwayne Jarrett, SE, USC (first team)
Chris MacDonald, P, Arizona State (first team)
Zach Miller, TE, Arizona State (first team)
Alexis Serna, PK, Oregon State (first team)
Jeff Byers, OG/C, USC (second team)
Peter Graniello, OT, Arizona (second team)
Lawrence Jackson, DE, USC (second team)
Jay Ottovegio, P, Stanford (second team)
Roy Schuening, OG, Oregon State (second team)
Jackie Bates, CB, Oregon (third team)
Marshawn Lynch, TB, California (third team)
Shannon Tevaga, OG, UCLA (third team)

Pac-10 Coach of the Year
Jeff Tedford, California

Pac-10 Co-Offensive Players of the Year
Reggie Bush, TB, So., USC
Matt Leinart, QB, Jr., USC

Pat Tillman Pac-10 Co-Defensive Players of the Year
Shaun Cody, DL, Sr., USC
Bill Swancutt, DE, Sr., Oregon State

Pac-10 Freshman of the Year
Zach Miller, TE, Arizona State

Morris Trophy Winners (outstanding offensive and defensive linemen in the Pac-10)
Offense - Adam Snyder, OT, Sr., Oregon
Defense - Bill Swancutt, DE, Sr., Oregon State

ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 8 Selections
Jesse Ainsworth, PK, So., Arizona State
Troy Bienemann, TE, Jr., Washington State
Matt Brock, C, Sr., Oregon State
Jason Burke, C, So., Arizona State
Jonathan Giesel, OG, Sr., California
Grayling Love, OG, Jr., Arizona State
Mike McGrath, DB, Sr., California
Evan Moore, FL, So., Stanford

2004 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC FOOTBALL TEAM

FIRST TEAM

Pos. Name, School Yr. GPA MajorQB Casey Paus, Washington Jr. 3.28 ArtRB Kris Bonifas, Stanford Jr. 3.17 Science, Technology & SocietyRB James Sims, Washington Jr. 3.40 LiteratureWR Greg Camarillo, Stanford Sr. 3.29 EngineeringWR Evan Moore, Stanford So. 3.23 UndeclaredTE Troy Bienemann, Washington State (2) Jr. 3.75 CommunicationsOL Matt Brock, Oregon State (2) Sr. 3.45 PsychologyOL Riley Fitt-Chappell, Washington State Jr. 3.49 Management Information SystemsOL Jonathan Giesel, California (2) Grad. 3.47 Religious Studies/EducationOL Derek Joyce, California Sr. 3.34 Molecular Cell BiologyOL Grayling Love, Arizona State Jr. 3.48 Finance

DL Ty Eriks, Washington Jr. 3.70 BiologyDL Babatunde Oshinowo, Stanford (2) Jr. 3.14 Electrical EngineeringDL Tom Sverchek, California Sr. 3.24 American StudiesDL Bill Swancutt, Oregon State (2) Sr. 3.11 BusinessLB Pat Bennett, Washington State (3) Sr. 3.43 Hotel AdministrationLB Ryan Foltz, California Jr. 3.56 Business AdministrationLB Kevin Schimmelmann, Stanford (3) Jr. 3.39 Political ScienceDB Bryan Bentrott, Stanford So. 3.67 International RelationsDB Cody Ellis, Washington RFr. 3.71 ArchitectureDB Michael McGrath, California (2) Grad. 3.44 Mechanical EngineeringDB Jimmy Newell, Washington (2) Sr. 3.30 Finance

PK Jared Siegel, Oregon Grad. 3.57 Business AdministrationP Chris MacDonald, Arizona State RFr. 3.11 Undeclared

(2) Two-time first-team All-Academic selection(3) Three-time first-team All-Academic selection

SECOND TEAM

Pos. Name, School Yr. GPA MajorQB Aaron Rodgers, California Jr. 3.00 American StudiesRB Kevin McCall, Washington State RFr. 3.21 UndeclaredRB Byron Storer, California So. 3.40 UndeclaredWR Quintin Daniels, Washington RFr. 3.16 PremajorTE Pat Loney, Oregon State Sr. 3.63 Liberal StudiesOL Jason Burke, Arizona State So. 3.89 EconomicsOL Ben DalMolin, Arizona Sr. 3.35 Watershed and Range ResourcesOL Adam Koets, Oregon State So. 3.43 BusinessOL Brent Newhouse, Stanford RFr. 3.66 UndeclaredOL Josiah Vinson, Stanford So. 3.33 English

DL Nick Frank, Stanford So. 3.42 UndeclaredDL Matt McClernan, Stanford So. 3.43 Cultural and Social AnthropologyDL Matt Mullennix, Washington State RFr. 3.35 Business AdministrationDL Will Svitek, Stanford Sr. 3.00 Political ScienceLB David Bergeron, Stanford Sr. 3.15 Public Policy/CommunicationsLB Mike Silva, Stanford So. 3.56 Public PolicyLB Brian Tremblay, California Sr. 3.30 American StudiesDB Jason Honey, California Jr. 3.52 PsychologyDB Brandon Ting, USC So. 3.70 UndeclaredDB Ryan Ting, USC So. 3.93 UndeclaredDB Leigh Torrence, Stanford Sr. 3.11 African/Afro-American Studies

PK Jesse Ainsworth, Arizona State So. 3.62 Undeclared

Honorable Mention

Arizona: OLB Akin Akinniyi, So.; PK Nick Folk, So.; OT Peter Graniello, RFr.; QB Richard KovalcheckRFr.; C Erick Levitre, So.; FS Tony Wingate, Sr.

Arizona State: OT Andrew Carnahan, So.; QB Chad Christensen, Jr.; OT Brandon Rodd, RFr.

California: DE J.D. Cafaro, Sr.; L.P. Ladouceur, LS, Sr.; CB Tim Mixon, So.; OT Jonathan Murphy, Jr.; OG Erik Robertson, So.; C Scott Smith, So.; TE Craig Stevens, RFr.

Oregon: TE Tim Day, Jr.; TE Nate LiaBraaten, Jr.; MLB Jerry Matson, Grad.

Oregon State: PK John Dailey, Jr.; QB Ryan Gunderson, RFr.

Stanford: OLB Emmanuel Awofadeju, RFr.; C Mikal Brewer, RFr.; OG Preston Clover, RFr.; OT Jon Cochran, So.; TE Patrick Danahy, So.; OT David Long, RFr.; OG Amir Malayery, RFr.; QB Kyle Matter, Jr.; OT Tim Mattran, So.; PK Michael Sgroi, Jr.; OLB Timi Wusu, Jr..

UCLA: TE Keith Carter, Jr.; OG Robert Cleary, Jr.

USC: TE Nick Vanderboom, So.

Washington: OLB Tahj Bomar, So.; PK Michael Braunstein, RFr.; FS Chris Hemphill, RFr.; PK Evan Knudson, Jr.; TE Robert Lewis, RFr.; ILB Kyle Trew, RFr.

Washington State: QB Alex Brink, RFr.

STATISTICAL LEADERS
INDIVIDUAL

Total Offense Derek Anderson, OSU 288.6 yards per game
Passing Derek Anderson, OSU 301.2 yards per game
Passing Efficiency Matt Leinart, USC 156.5 rating
Rushing J.J. Arrington, CAL 168.2 yards per game
All-Purpose Running Reggie Bush, USC 179.2 yards per game
Receptions Mike Haas, OSU 7.17 receptions per game
Receiving Yards Mike Haas, OSU 114.9 yards per game
Scoring Ryan Killeen, USC 8.6 points per game
Field Goals Alexis Serna 1.55 field goals per game
Punting Tom Malone, USC 43.8 yards per punt
Punt Returns Reggie Bush, USC 15.7 yards per return
Kickoff Returns T.J. Rushing, STAN 28.4 yards per return
Interceptions Mitch Meeuwsen, OSU 0.50 interceptions per game
Tackles Spencer Havner, UCLA 11.4 tackles per game
Tackles for Loss Manase Hopoi, WASH 2.0 tackles for loss per game
Quarterback Sacks Ryan Riddle, CAL 1.21 sacks per game

TEAM
Rushing Offense California 256.8 yards per game
Rushing Defense USC 79.4 yards per game
Passing Offense Arizona State 317.3 yards per game
Pass Efficiency Defense California 160.0 rating
Total Offense California 492.4 yards per game
Total Defense USC 279.3 yards per game
Scoring Offense USC 38.2 points per game
Scoring Defense USC 13.0 points per game
Kickoff Returns Stanford 24.6 yards per return
Punt Returns UCLA 15.0 yards per return
Team Sacks USC 3.85 sacks per game

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