Nunes, Jackson, Telfer named Pac-12 football players of the week
By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- Quarterback Josh Nunes of Stanford, defensive back Kameron Jackson of California and tight end Randall Telfer of USC have been named Pac-12 Players of the Week in football.
Nunes, a senior from Upland, Calif., completed 21 of 34 passes for a career-high 360 yards and accounted for five touchdowns as Stanford overcame a 14-point fourth quarter deficit to tip Arizona in overtime, 54-48. He tossed a pair of touchdowns and ran for three more--the first, second and third rushing touchdowns of his career. He also scrambled for gains of 10 yards or more on two third-and-long situations that sustained eventual touchdown drives. Nunes, a Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week honorable mention selection, threw for 117 yards and picked up six passing first downs in the final frame.
Jackson, a sophomore from Long Beach, Calif., came off the bench and registered a Pac-12 single-game-high-tying three interceptions (Oregon State Sr. cornerback Jordan Poyer also recorded three interceptions in a 19-6 win over Washington State) to go along with four tackles and a pass breakup in a 43-17 win over No. 25 UCLA. Jackson's first-career interception, a momentum-changer, came in the Cal end zone in the final minute of the first half and preserved 16-7 margin at the break. He added two picks in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.
Telfer, a sophomore from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., blocked a potential game-tying 48-yard field goal try at the end of the first half of a 38-28 victory over Utah. His second-career block came on the heels of a 56-yard Utah drive and secured a 24-21 halftime lead for the Trojans. He also made a spectacular one-handed 23-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter.
Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were quarterbacks Matt Scott of Arizona, Zach Maynard of California, Marcus Mariota of Oregon and Matt Barkley of USC, running back Johnathan Franklin of UCLA, and wide receiver Markus Wheaton of Oregon State. Also nominated on defense were defensive backs Jordan Poyer of Oregon State and Nickell Robey of USC, linebacker Kiko Alonso of Oregon, and defensive end Cassius Marsh of UCLA.
|Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA||Jake Fischer, LB, ARIZ||Marqise Lee, WR/PR, USC|
|Sept. 10||Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA||D.J. Welch, LB, OSU||John Bonano, PK, ARIZ|
|Sept. 17||Stepfan Taylor, RB, STAN||Ben Gardner, DE, STAN||Tom Hackett, P, UTAH|
|Sept. 23||Jordan Webb, QB, Colorado||Michael Clay, LB, ORE||Keith Kostol, P, OSU|
|Oct. 1||Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon State||Will Sutton, DT, ASU||Kyle Dugandzic, P, ARIZ|
|Oct. 8||Josh Nunes, QB, STAN||Kameron Jackson, DB, CAL||Randall Telfer, TE, USC|