Bank of the West Weekly Football Honors

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Quarterback Matt Barkley of USC, linebacker Jon Major of COLORADO and kicker Giorgio Tavecchio of CALIFORNIA have been named Bank of the West Pac-12 Players of the Week in football.

Barkley, a junior from Newport Beach, Calif., completed a school-record 35 of 42 passes (83.3 percent) for 423 yards and six touchdowns in the 50-0 win over UCLA. His six touchdowns tied his school record set earlier this year at Colorado. Barkley now has a 69.1 completion percentage this season, breaking Rob Johnson's 1993 record of 68.6 percent. It was Barkley's second game with over 400 yards this year and his sixth time throwing for at least 300 yards. He finished the season with 3,528 passing yards, the fifth-highest total in USC history.

Major, a junior from Parker, Colo., had nine tackles, including two tackles for loss totaling nine yards in the 17-14 win at Utah. He also had a sack in the fourth quarter for seven yards. Major and the Buffalo defense limited Utah to just 39 yards and one first down in the half. Utah's 274 yards were the second lowest allowed by Colorado this season behind 243 by Colorado State.

Tavecchio, a senior from Moraga, Calif., scored a career high 17 points on 4-of-4 field goals and 5-of-5 extra points in Cal's 47-38 win at Arizona State. The 17 points equaled the most by a Pac-12 kicker in 2011. Tavecchio's four field goals both tied a career high and the most in the Pac-12 this season. He has made 19-of-22 (86.4 percent) field goals this season and moved into fifth on Cal's all-time scoring list with 252 career points.

Also Nominated (Offense): Nick Foles, ARIZ; Cameron Marshall, ASU; Isi Sofele, CAL; Tyler Hansen, COLO; Darron Thomas, ORE; Andrew Luck, STAN; Nelson Rosario, UCLA; Keith Price, WASH.

Also Nominated (Defense): Mychal Kendricks, CAL; Michael Clay, ORE; Michael Thomas, STAN; TJ McDonald, USC; Princeton Fuimaono, WASH.

Also Nominated (Special Teams): Daniel Jenkins, ARIZ; Will Oliver, COLO; Kyle Negrete, USC; Thomas Tutogi, WASH.

2011 Pac-12 Football Player of the Week
Date Offensive Defensive Special Teams
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
Nov. 14 Connor Halliday, QB, WSU Travis Sandersfeld, DB, COLO Marqise Lee, KR/WR, USC
Nov. 21 Marqise Lee, WR, USC Hayes Pullard, LB, USC Coleman Petersen, PK, UTAH
Nov. 28 Matt Barkley, QB, USC Jon Major, LB, COLO Giorgio Tavecchio, PK, CAL
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