Carson Palmer Named Pac-10 Offensive Player Of The Week

Sept. 3, 2002

USC quarterback Carson Palmer was named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week based on his season-opening performance against Auburn.

Palmer, a senior, completed 23-of-32 passes (71.8%) for 302 yards with 1 TD and 2 interceptions against the Tigers. He also scored the game-winning TD on a 1-yard sneak with 1:26 to play.

It was the fifth 300-yard passing game of Palmer's career and the seventh time in his career that he completed 70% of his throws. In the process, he became USC's career record-holder for pass attempts (1,112). He also moved up to second on USC's career lists for pass completions (641) and total offense (8,099 yards).

It's the second Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week honor in Palmer's career. He was also honored after the 2000 UCLA game.

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