Goff, Marshall, Ukropina earn weekly Conference honors
SAN FRANCISCO – Quarterback Jared Goff of CALIFORNIA, cornerback Iman Marshall of USC and place kicker Conrad Ukropina of STANFORD have been named offensive, defensive and special teams Pac-12 Players of the Week in football.
Goff, a junior quarterback from Novato, Calif., led Cal to a 48-46 home win over Arizona State on Saturday on senior night. He broke his own single-season school record with 542 passing yards going 30-of-51 and tossed five touchdown passes. Cal scored on each of its last six possessions with Goff throwing four touchdown passes in that span. Goff’s performance broke the Golden Bears’ single-season record for passing yards (4,252), touchdown passes (37) and total offense (4,260). Cal was trailing 24-3 in the second quarter and recorded its biggest comeback victory since rallying for 21 points against Air Force in 2007. This is Goff’s second Conference weekly honor this season.
Marshall, a freshman cornerback from Long Beach, Calif., led the Trojan defense in USC’s 40-21 win over UCLA to secure the South Division title and earn a berth in the Pac-12 Championship Game. Marshall had two interceptions, the first of which set up a USC touchdown, and snapped UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen’s school-record streak of 246 throwing attempts without an interception. Marshall additionally recorded four tackles and two pass breakups. For the year, the starting rookie has 56 tackles, three interceptions and five deflections.
Ukropina, a senior placekicker from Pasadena, Calif., went 5-for-5 on extra point attempts in No. 7 Stanford’s win over No. 4 Notre Dame. After quarterback Kevin Hogan connected a 27-yard pass to Devon Cajuste, Ukropina hit his only field goal attempt of the game, a game-winning 45-yard field goal as time expired.
Also nominated for Offensive Player of the Week: Devin Lucien, ASU; Bralon Addison, ORE; Ryan Nall, OSU; Hogan, STAN; Paul Perkins, Jr.; Justin Davis, USC; Joe Williams, Jr., Utah; Myles Gaskin, WASH; Also nominated for Defensive Player of the Week: Blake Martinez, STAN; Aaron Wallace, UCLA; Viliseni Fauonuku, UTAH; Sidney Jones, WASH; Also nominated for Special Teams Player of the Week: Zane Gonzalez, ASU; Matt Anderson, CAL; Victor Bolden, OSU; Adoree’ Jackson, USC; Tom Hackett, UTAH.
2015 Pac-12 Players of the Week
|Sept. 7||Josh Rosen, UCLA||Justin Thomas, UTAH||Dante Pettis, WASH|
|Sept. 14||Luke Falk, WSU||Gionni Paul, UTAH||Bralon Addison, ORE|
|Sept. 21||Kevin Hogan, STAN||Kenneth Olugbode, COLO||Cory Butler-Byrd, UTAH|
|Sept. 28||Travis Wilson, UTAH||Kyle Kragen, CAL||Tom Hackett, UTAH|
|Oct. 5||Mike Bercovici, ASU||Stefan McClure, CAL||Matt Haack, ASU|
|Oct. 12||Devontae Booker, UTAH||Travis Feeney, WASH||Tom Hackett, UTAH|
|Oct. 19||Christian McCaffrey, STAN||Shalom Luani, WSU||Tim White, ASU|
|Oct. 26||Luke Falk, WSU||Cameron Smith, USC||Ka’imi Fairbairn, UCLA|
|Nov. 2||Vernon Adams, ORE||Travis Feeney, WASH||Charles Nelson, ORE|
|Nov. 9||Luke Falk, WSU||Gionni Paul, UTAH||Raymond Hudson, CAL|
|Nov. 16||Jared Goff, CAL||Antonio Longino, ASU||Casey Skowron, ARIZ|
|Nov. 23||Vernon Adams, ORE||Antonio Longino, ASU||Christian McCaffrey, STAN|
|Nov. 30||Jared Goff, CAL||Iman Marshall, USC||Conrad Ukropina, STAN|