Darnold, Dimick, Fossum earn weekly Conference honors

Offensive: Sam Darnold, RS-Fr., QB, USC
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Redshirt freshman Sam Darnold--making just his seventh career start--completed 69.7% of his throws (23-of-33) for 287 yards and 2 TDs, and also ran for 15 yards on 4 carries to help USC upset No. 4 Washington, 26-13. 
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He helped USC’s offense gain 400 yards against a Husky defense that was allowing just 329.8 yards and 17.0 points.
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On the year, Darnold has completed 68.1% of his passes (169-of-248) for 2,161 yards, 22 TDs and 6 interceptions. His 22 TDs in 2016 is a USC freshman season record.
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Among freshmen quarterbacks, he is first nationally in passing efficiency, completion percentage, passing yards per attempt and TD passes. 

Defensive: Hunter Dimick, Sr., DE, Utah
 
Named the Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week after his five sacks in Utah’s 49-26 win over ASU.
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Tied for the most sacks in a game in Pac-12 history, tied for third in NCAA history and is the most in the FBS this season (he leads the FBS in total sacks with 12.0).
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His 6.5 tackles for loss is tied for second in Pac-12 history and is the most in the FBS this season. He now has 27 career sacks, tying a school record. 

Special Teams: Kaleb Fossum, So., WR/PR, Washington State
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Fossum had one punt return for a 75-yard touchdown in the Cougars' 56-21 win over Cal.
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His return came following a WSU defensive three-and-out and put WSU up 7-0 before the offense had taken the field.
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The 75-yard punt return for a touchdown was the first for WSU since 2005 (Michael Bumpus, 87 yards at Nevada).

ALSO NOMINATED:
Offensive: 
Shay Fields, Colorado; Christian McCaffrey, STAN; Jordan Lasley, UCLA; Raelon Singleton, UTAH; Gabe Marks, WSU
Defensive: Kenneth Olugbode, COLO; Manase Hungalu, OSU; Justin Reid, STAN; Takkarist McKinley, UCLA; Adoree' Jackson, USC; Nate DeRider, WSU
Special Teams: Conrad Ukropina, STAN; Rasheem Green, USC; Mitch Wishnowsky, UTAH

2016 PAC-12 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  Offensive Defensive Special Teams
Nov. 14 Sam Darnold, USC Hunter Dimick, UTAH Kaleb Fossum, WSU
Nov. 7 John Ross III, WASH Sidney Jones IV, WASH Isaiah Oliver, COLO
Oct. 31 Justin Herbert, ORE Azeem Victor, WASH Dante Pettis, WASH
Oct. 24 Joe Williams, UTAH Tedric Thompson, COLO Robert Taylor, WSU
Oct. 17 Phillip Lindsay, COLO Solomon Thomas, STAN Zane Gonzalez, ASU
Oct. 10 Jake Browning, WASH Marcus Ball, ASU Zane Gonzalez, ASU
Oct. 3  Davis Webb, CAL Psalm Wooching, WASH Davis Price, COLO
Sept. 26  Steven Montez, COLO Solomon Thomas, STAN Zane Gonzalez, ASU
Sept. 19  Chad Hansen, CAL Treston Decoud, OSU Zane Gonzalez, ASU
Sept. 12  Kalen Ballage, ASU Sunia Tauteoli, UTAH Adoree' Jackson, USC
Sept. 5  Sefo Liufau, COLO Troy Dye, ORE Mitch Wishnowsky, UTAH
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