LenDale White Named Pac-10 Offensive Player Of The Week
Oct. 3, 2005
White ran for a career-high 197 yards (186 in the second half) on 19carries with touchdowns of 32 and 46 yards to help the top-rankedTrojans overcome an 18-point halftime deficit and come back to win, 38-28.
White currently is 17th nationally in rushing (109.3, fourth inPac-10). He has 34 rushing TDs in 30 career games (and 37 overallTDs), along with 10 games with 100 rushing yards (twice in 2005). Healready is 12th on USC's prestigious career rushing list (with 2,294yards). In 2005, more than half of his yards (265) have come after contact.
He and teammate Reggie Bush--who was the Pac-10 Offensive Player ofthe Week the previous week following his showing at Oregon--both had100-yard rushing game for the second straight week, the first timethat USC had a pair of 100-yard runners in consecutive games since1977 (Rod Connors/Dwight Ford versus TCU and Ford/Charles Whiteversus Washington State).
Also honored this week by the Pac-10 were cornerback Daymeion Hughesof California as Defensive Player of the Week and wide receiver/kickreturner Terry Richardson of Arizona State as Special Teams Player of the Week.