Pac-10 Football Players of the Week Named
Sept. 26, 2005
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Tailback Reggie Bush of USC and linebacker Jamar Williams of Arizona State have been named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Football Players of the Week.
Bush, a junior from Spring Valley, Calif., accounted for 267 all-purpose yards in USC's 45-13 road win at No. 24-ranked Oregon. The All-American rushed 20 times for 122 yards (6.1), had three receptions for 43 yards, returned three kickoffs 75 yards and had four punt returns for 27 yards. Bush scored two touchdowns, one on a 19-yard reception, the other an 11-yard run. The USC offense piled up 31 first downs, 278 yards rushing, 315 yards passing, 593 yards total offense and converted 10-of-14 third-down attempts. The Trojans only had to punt two times in the game.
Williams, a senior from Houston, Texas, led Arizona State's defense in the Sun Devils' 42-24 win at Oregon State. Williams had a game-high 13 tackles, nine solo, including one quarterback sack (-6), intercepted a pass and forced a fumble. The Sun Devil defense forced six turnovers (three fumbles, three interceptions) and posted eight quarterback sacks (-42). Williams becomes the second ASU linebacker in three weeks to get defensive player of the week honors, joining teammate Dale Robinson, who earned the award for his performance against LSU.
Others nominated for offensive player of the week honors were wide receivers Derek Hagan of Arizona State and Mike Hass of Oregon State and tailback Justin Forsett of California. Also nominated on defense were end Frostee Rucker of USC and safety Thomas DeCoud of California.