Darnold, Dimick, Fossum earn weekly Conference honors
Offensive: Sam Darnold, RS-Fr., QB, USC
• 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.
• He helped USC’s offense gain 400 yards against a Husky defense that was allowing just 329.8 yards and 17.0 points.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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).
• 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
• Fossum had one punt return for a 75-yard touchdown in the Cougars' 56-21 win over Cal.
• His return came following a WSU defensive three-and-out and put WSU up 7-0 before the offense had taken the field.
• The 75-yard punt return for a touchdown was the first for WSU since 2005 (Michael Bumpus, 87 yards at Nevada).
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
|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|