Bank of the West Weekly Football Honors
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Quarterback Matt Barkley of USC, rover Eddie Pleasant of OREGON and punter Sean Sellwood of UTAH have been named Bank of the West Pac-12 Players of the Week in football.
Barkley, a junior from Newport Beach, Calif., threw a school-record six touchdown passes in USC's 42-17 win at Colorado. He completed 25-of-39 passes for 318 yards with one interception to earn College Football Performance Awards National Performer of the Week and National Quarterback of the Week honors. On the year, Barkley has completed 229-of-342 passes (67.0%) for 2,608 yards and 28 touchdowns. He ranks fourth on USC's career passing and total offense lists with 675 completions and 8,104 yards. Barkley is the only Trojan to have thrown at least five touchdowns four times in his career.
Pleasant, a senior from La Palma, Calif., had two interceptions for 65 yards in the 34-17 win at Washington. Both first-half interceptions led to Oregon touchdown drives that gave the Ducks a slim 17-10 halftime lead. Pleasant also added five tackles, including two unassisted, as Oregon held Washington to 278 yards of total offense (82 rush/196 pass).
Sellwood, a junior from Salt Lake City, Utah, averaged 50.5 yards on four punts in the Utes' 34-21 win at Arizona. He tied his career-long with a 67-yard punt in the first quarter. Sellwood dropped two of his punts inside the 20-yard line in the fourth quarter with Utah nursing a 27-14 lead. The Utes came up with take-aways after both of those punts, the latter of which led to a Utah touchdown with 2:50 remaining to seal the win.
Also Nominated (Offense): Cameron Marshall, ASU; Isi Sofele, CAL; Tony Clemons, COLO; Griff Whalen, STAN; Derrick Coleman, UCLA; John White, UTAH.
Also Nominated (Defense): Colin Parker, ASU; D.J. Holt, CAL; Jarek Lancaster, STAN; Tevin McDonald, UCLA; Matt Martinez, UTAH.
Also Nominated (Special Teams): Erik Whitaker, STAN; Kyle Negrete, USC.
|2011 Pac-12 Football Player of the Week|
|Sept. 5||Robert Woods, WR, USC||Desmond Trufant, CB, WASH||Erik Folk, PK, WASH|
|Sept. 12||Paul Richardson, WR, COLO||Cort Dennison, LB, WASH||Everrette Thompson, DT, WASH|
|Sept. 19||Matt Barkley, QB, USC||Tervor Reilly, LB/DE, UTAH||Brendan Bigelow, KR, CAL|
|Sept. 26||LaMichael James, RB, ORE||Shelly Lyons, LB, ASU||Jordan Poyer, PR, OSU|
|Oct. 3||Matt Barkley, QB, USC||Alex Hoffman-Ellis, LB, WSU||Jamal Miles, WR/KR, ASU|
|Oct. 10||LaMichael James, RB, ORE||Lance Mitchell, SS, OSU||Clayton York, FB, OSU|
|Oct. 17||Andrew Luck, QB, STAN||Derrick Shelby, DE, UTAH||Coleman Petersen, PK, UTAH|
|Oct. 24||Sean Mannion, QB, OSU||Scott Crichton, DE, OSU||John Bonano, PK, ARIZ|
|Oct. 31||Chris Polk, RB, WASH||Tevin McDonald, S, UCLA||Eric Whitaker, PK, STAN|
|Nov. 7||Matt Barkley, QB, USC||Eddie Pleasant, ROV, ORE||Sean Snellwood, P, UTAH|
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