2002-03 Pacific-10 Football Season In Review

July 2, 2003


WASHINGTON STATE and USC, with identical 7-1 league records, shared the 2002 Pac-10 championship. The Cougars notched a 10-3 overall record, while the Trojans were 11-2. The Pac-10 concluded a successful 2002 season with UCLA topping New Mexico 27-13 in the Sega Las Vegas Bowl and USC knocking off Iowa 38-17 in the FedEx Orange Bowl. The Cougars joined USC in the Top-10 in the AP poll at No. 10 and No. 4, respectively.

Pac-10 players garnered numerous postseason accolades, as USC's Carson Palmer won the Heisman Trophy award and ARIZONA STATE's Terrell Suggs was presented with the Lombardi Award. Washington State and USC quarterbacks Jason Gesser and Palmer were named Co-Offensive Players of the Year. The Sun Devils' Suggs was named Defensive Player of the Year. Wide receiver Mike Williams of USC earned Freshman of the Year honors. Jeff Tedford of CALIFORNIA was named Coach of the Year after guiding the Golden Bears to a 7-5 overall record.

Palmer was the top draft pick overall of the 2003 NFL Draft, selected by Cincinnati. Seven other Pac-10 players went in the first round including, Suggs (Baltimore, 10th), WSU's Marcus Trufant (Seattle, 11th), USC's Troy Polamalu (Pittsburgh, 16th), Cal's Kyle Boller (Baltimore, 19th), STANFORD's Kwame Harris (San Francisco, 26th), OREGON STATE's Nick Barnett (Green Bay, 29th) and Cal's Nnamdi Asomugha (Oakland, 31st).


Conference Games All Games
W L T Pct. Pts W L T Pct. Pts Opp
1. Washington State 7 1 .875 285 188 10 3 .769 431 296 Lost 1
USC 7 1 .875 299 163 11 2 .846 465 240 Won 8
3. Arizona State 5 3 .625 257 244 8 6 .571 452 407 Lost 1
4. UCLA 4 4 .500 232 232 8 5 .615 387 326 Won 1
Oregon State 4 4 .500 211 180 8 5 .615 414 267 Lost 1
California 4 4 .500 256 238 7 5 .583 427 318 Won 1
Washington 4 4 .500 232 233 7 6 .538 398 342 Lost 1
8. Oregon 3 5 .375 237 266 7 6 .538 417 362 Lost 4
9. Arizona 1 7 .125 143 250 4 8 .333 227 310 Lost 1
Stanford 1 7 .125 128 286 2 9 .182 225 377 Lost 5

Holiday Bowl - Kansas State 34, Arizona State 27
Insight Bowl - Pittsburgh 38, Oregon State 13
Las Vegas Bowl - UCLA 27, New Mexico 13
Orange Bowl - USC 38, Iowa 17
Rose Bowl - Oklahoma 34, Washington State 14
Seattle Bowl - Wake Forest 38, Oregon 17
Sun Bowl - Purdue 34, Washington 24

Following are the bowl records of the Division I-A conferences (using current conference memberships) updated after the 2002 season.

Conference W L T Pct.
Pacific-10 96 91 6 .513
Mid-American 19 17 0 .528
Atlantic Coast 91 83 5 .522
Southeastern 158 149 13 .516
Big Ten 101 95 3 .515
Sun Belt 1 1 0 .500
Big East 61 63 1 .492
Big 12 130 138 4 .485
Western Athletic 37 44 2 .458
Conference USA 24 29 2 .455
Big West 7 9 1 .441
Mountain West 33 46 3 .426


First Team Offense Second Team Offense
QB Jason Gesser, Sr., Washington State QB Cody Pickett, Jr., Washington
QB Carson Palmer, Sr., USC QB Kyle Boller, Sr., California
RB Onterrio Smith, Jr., Oregon RB Justin Fargas, Sr., USC
RB Steven Jackson, So., Oregon State RB Tyler Ebell, Fr., UCLA
WR Shaun McDonald, Jr.., Arizona State WR Mike Williams, Fr., USC
WR Bobby Wade, Sr., Arizona WR Keary Colbert, Jr., USC
WR Reggie Williams, So., Washington
TE Mike Seidman, Sr., UCLA TE George Wrighster, Jr., Oregon
OL Kwame Harris, Jr., Stanford OL Dan Weaver, Jr., Oregon
OL Mike Saffer, Sr., UCLA OL Makoa Freitas, Sr., Arizona
OL Derrick Roche, Sr., Washington State OL Zach Wilson, Sr., USC
OL Jacob Rogers, Jr., USC OL Eyoseph Efseaff, So., UCLA
OL Calvin Armstrong, So., Washington State OL Bryce Bohlander, Sr., UCLA
OL Scott Tercero, Sr., California
First Team Defense Second Team Defense
DL Terrell Suggs, Jr., Arizona State DL Kenechi Udeze, So., USC
DL Eric Manning, Sr., Oregon State DL Kai Ellis, Sr., Washington
DL Tully Banta-Cain, Sr., California DL Dave Ball, Jr., UCLA
DL Rien Long, Jr., Washington State DL Mike Patterson, So., USC
LB Richard Seigler, Jr., Oregon State LB Kevin Mitchell, Jr., Oregon
LB Nick Barnett, Sr., Oregon State LB David Moretti, Sr., Oregon
LB Lance Briggs, Sr., Arizona LB Marcus Reese, Sr., UCLA
LB Matt Grootegoed, So., USC
DB Troy Polamalu, Sr., USC DB Keith Lewis, Jr., Oregon
DB Marcus Trufant, Sr., Washington State DB Jemeel Powell, Sr., California
DB Ricky Manning, Sr., UCLA DB Terrell Roberts, Sr., Oregon State
DB Dennis Weathersby, Sr., Oregon State DB DeShaun Hill, Sr., USC
DB Derrick Johnson, So., Washington
First Team Specialists Second Team Specialists
PK Jared Siegel, So., Oregon PK John Anderson, Sr., Washington
P Nate Fikse, Sr., UCLA P Tim Parker, Jr., Arizona State
KOR LaShaun Ward, Sr., California KOR Allan Amundson, Sr., Oregon
PR Keenan Howry, Sr., Oregon PR Bobby Wade, Sr., Arizona
ST Ray Wells, Sr., Arizona ST Mike McGrath, So., California

Co-Offensive Players of the Year: Jason Gesser, QB., Sr., WSU and Carson Palmer, QB., Sr., USC
Defensive Player of the Year: Terrell Suggs, DE, Jr., Arizona State
Co-Freshmen of the Year: Mike Williams, WR, USC
Coach of the Year: Jeff Tedford, California

Honorable Mention

ARIZONA: CB Darrell Brooks, Fr.; TE James Hugo, Sr.; QB Jason Johnson, Sr.; DT Young Thompson, Sr.; FS Jarvie Worcester, Sr.

ARIZONA STATE: OG Drew Hodgdon, So.; CB R.J. Oliver, So.; TE Mike Pinkard, Sr.; FS Jason Shivers, So.; S Ricardo Stewart, So.; DE Jimmy Verson, So.; LB Mason Unck, Sr.

CALIFORNIA: DT Lorenzo Alexander, So.; DE Tom Canada, Sr.; PK Mark Jensen, Sr.; OLB Matt Nixon, Sr.; OT Mark Wilson, Jr.

OREGON: OG Joey Forster, Jr.; WR Keenan Howry, Sr.; DT Haloti Ngata, Fr.; DT Igor Olshansky, So.; WR Samie Parker, Jr.; OG Nick Steitz, So.

OREGON STATE: DT Dwan Edwards, Jr.; OT Mike Kuykendall, Sr.; FL James Newson, Jr.; DE Bill Swancutt, So.; PK Kirk Yliniemi, Jr.

STANFORD: FS Colin Branch, Sr.; DT Matt Leonard Sr.; FB Casey Moore, Sr.; OG Greg Schindler, Sr.

UCLA: SE Craig Bragg, So.; OLB Brandon Chillar, Jr.; DT Steve Morgan, Sr.; FL Tab Perry, Jr.; OG Steven Viera, So.

USC: DT Shaun Cody, So.; SE Kareem Kelly, Sr.; RB Malaefou MacKenzie, Sr.; P Tom Malone, Fr.; MLB Mike Pollard, Sr.; CB Darrell Rideaux, Sr.

WASHINGTON: FL Paul Arnold, Sr.; SS Greg Carothers, Jr.; ILB Marquis Cooper, Jr.; ILB Ben Mahdavi, Sr.; OT Nick Newton, So.; TE Kevin Ware, Sr.; OLB Jafar Williams, Sr.

WASHINGTON STATE: P Kyle Basler, Fr.; FS Erik Coleman, Jr.; DE Isaac Brown, Jr.; FL Devard Darling, So.; CB Jason David, Jr.; PK Drew Dunning, Jr.; RB Jermaine Green, Jr.; C Tyler Hunt, Sr.; WR Jerome Riley, Sr.; DE Fred Shavies, Sr.; DT Jeremey Williams, Jr.


Total Offense Cody Pickett, WASH 328.7 yards per game
Passing Cody Pickett, WASH 342.9 yards per game
Passing Efficiency Carson Palmer, USC 149.1 rating
Rushing Steven Jackson, OSU 130.0 yards per game
All-Purpose Running Bobby Wade, ARIZ 162.4 yards per game
Receptions Bobby Wade, ARIZ 7.75 receptions per game
Receiving Yards Bobby Wade, ARIZ 115.8 yards per game
Scoring Mark Jensen, CAL 8.9 points per game
Field Goals Drew Dunning, WSU 1.69 field goals per game
Punting Tim Parker, ASU 42.7 yards per punt
Punt Returns Craig Bragg, UCLA 16.0 yards per return
Kickoff Returns Lashaun Ward, CAL 28.9 yards per return
Interceptions Jason David, WSU 0.70 interceptions per game
Tackles Nick Barnett, OSU 9.3 tackles per game
Tackles for Loss Terrell Suggs, ASU 2.25 tackles for loss per game
Quarterback Sacks Terrell Suggs, ASU 1.71 quarterback sacks per game
Rushing Offense Oregon State 148.7 yards per game
Rushing Defense USC 83.2 yards per game
Passing Offense Washington 346.2 yards per game
Pass Efficiency Defense Oregon State 94.9 rating
Total Offense USC 449.2 yards per game
Total Defense USC 284.9 yards per game
Scoring Offense USC 35.8 points per game
Scoring Defense USC 18.5 points per game
Kickoff Returns California 24.5 yards per return
Punt Returns Arizona 16.6 yards per return
Team Sacks Washington State 4.2 sacks per game


Heisman Memorial Trophy (outstanding college player)
Carson Palmer, QB, Sr., USC

Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (top senior quarterback)
Carson Palmer, QB, Sr., USC

Pop Warner Trophy (top senior player on West Coast)
Carson Palmer, QB, Sr., USC

Outland Trophy (outstanding interior lineman)
Rien Long, DT, Jr., Washington State

Rotary Lombardi Award (outstanding lineman)
Terrell Suggs, DE, Jr., Arizona State

Bronko Nagurski Trophy (best defensive player)
Terrell Suggs, DE, Jr., Arizona State

Ted Hendricks Award (best defensive end)
Terrell Suggs, DE, Jr., Arizona State

Unanimous First-Team All-America Selection
Terrell Suggs, DE, Jr., Arizona State

Consensus First-Team All-America Selections
Rien Long, DT, Jr., Washington State
Carson Palmer, QB, Sr., USC
Troy Polamalu, SS, Sr., USC

Other First-Team All-America Selections
Derrick Roche, OG, Sr., Washington State
Reggie Williams, WR, So., Washington

Second-Team All-America Selections
Tully Banta-Cain, DE, Sr., California
Mike Saffer, OT, Sr., UCLA
Jared Siegel, PK, So., Oregon
Marcus Trufant, CB, Sr., Washington State
Bobby Wade, WR, Sr., Arizona
Dennis Weathersby, CB, Sr., Oregon State

Third-Team All-America Selections
Steven Jackson, TB, So., Oregon State
Shaun McDonald, WR, Jr., Arizona State

Fourth-Team All-America Selection
Jason Gesser, QB, Sr., Washington State

Honorable Mention All-America Selections
Kwame Harris, OT, Jr., Stanford
Ricky Manning, CB, Sr., UCLA
Cody Pickett, QB, Jr., Washington
Mike Seidman, TE,, Sr., UCLA
Mike Williams, SE, Fr., USC

Freshman All-America Selections
Spencer Havner, OLB, UCLA (first team)
Winston Justice, OT, USC (first team)
Haloti Ngata, DT, Oregon (first team)
Jarrad Page, SS, UCLA (first team)
Mike Williams, SE, USC (first team)
Tyler Ebell, TB, UCLA (second team)
Tom Malone, P, USC (second team)
Mike McCloskey, C, UCLA (second team)
Chaz White, OT, Arizona State (second team)
Dan Haines, TE, Oregon State (third team)

CNNSI.com Player of the Year
Carson Palmer, QB, Sr., USC

Pac-10 Players of the Year
Offense - Jason Gesser, QB, Sr., Washington State and Carson Palmer, QB, Sr., USC
Defense - Terrell Suggs, DE, Jr., Arizona State

The Sporting News Pac-10 Players of the Year
Offense - Carson Palmer, QB, Sr., USC
Defense - Terrell Suggs, DE, Jr., Arizona State

Morris Trophy Winners (outstanding offensive and defensive linemen in the Pac-10)
Offense - Kwame Harris, OT, Jr., Stanford
Defense - Terrell Suggs, DE, Jr., Arizona State

Pac-10 Freshman of the Year
Mike Williams, SE, USC

The Sporting News Pac-10 Freshmen of the Year
Offense - Mike Williams, SE, USC
Defense - Spencer Havner, OLB, UCLA

Pac-10 Coach of the Year
Jeff Tedford, California

The Sporting News Pac-10 Coach of the Year
Jeff Tedford, California

American Football Coaches Association Region 5 Coach of the Year
Mike Price, Washington State


Pos. Name, School Yr. GPA Major
QB Jason Johnson, Arizona (2) Grad. 3.74 Religious Studies
RB Casey Moore, Stanford Sr. 3.01 Public Policy
RB Michael Williams, Arizona State (2) Jr. 3.12 Justice Studies
WR Collin Henderson, Washington State (3) Sr. 3.69 Sport Management
WR Seth Trimmer, Oregon State (2) Grad. 3.31 Business/Graduate Teaching
TE Tom Swoboda, California (2) Sr. 3.39 Business Administration
OL Bryce Bohlander, UCLA Sr. 3.27 Political Science
OL Kirk Chambers, Stanford Jr. 3.28 Public Policy/German
OL Ryan Jones, California (2) Sr. 3.59 English/Religious Studies
OL Christopher Murphy, California Jr. 3.50 Political Science
OL Dan Weaver, Oregon (2) Jr. 3.21 Accounting
DL Craig Albrecht, Stanford (2) Sr. 3.62 English
DL Trey Freeman, Stanford Sr. 3.07 Political Science
DL Louis Hobson, Stanford Jr. 3.20 Electrical Engineering
DL Jeremey Williams, Washington State (3) Jr. 3.56 Communications
LB Pat Bennett, Washington State So. 3.58 Hotel Administration
LB Ben DalMolin, Arizona So. 3.23 Wildlife-Watershed Resources
LB Mason Unck, Arizona State Grad. 3.11 Communications
DB Kristian Ericksen, California Jr. 3.64 American Studies
DB Kevin Schimmelmann, Stanford RFr. 3.54 Undeclared
DB Dennis Weathersby, Oregon State (4) Sr. 3.22 Liberal Studies
DB Al Williams, Arizona State Grad. 3.50 English
PK Mark Jensen, California Grad. 3.95 Education
P Tyler Fredrickson, California Jr. 3.34 Film
(2) Two-time first-team All-Academic selection
(3) Three-time first-team All-Academic selection
(4) Four-time first-team All-Academic selection
Pos. Name, School Yr. GPA Major
QB Kyle Boller, California Sr. 3.09 American Studies
RB Ty Eriks, Washington RFr. 3.69 Art
RB Chris Manderino, California RFr. 3.08 Undeclared
WR Matt Debord, Washington Sr. 3.56 Business
WR Skyler Fulton, Arizona State Jr. 3.29 Elementary Education
TE Pat Loney, Oregon State So. 3.62 Undeclared
OL Matt Brock, Oregon State So. 3.24 Psychology
OL Riley Fitt-Chappell, Washington St. RFr. 3.36 Undeclared
OL Jonathan Geisel, California So. 3.32 Religious Studies
OL Matt Hayward, USC Jr. 3.29 Business
OL Greg Schindler, Stanford Sr. 3.11 English
DL Babatunde Oshinowo, Stanford RFr. 3.54 Undeclared
DL Tom Sverchek, California So. 3.03 American Studies
DL Will Svitek, Stanford So. 3.11 Undeclared
DL Bill Swancutt, Oregon State So. 3.24 Undeclared
LB Jerry Matson, Oregon So. 3.12 Pre-Business
LB Melvin Simmons, USC Jr. 3.01 Social Sciences/History
LB Paul Ugenti, California Sr. 3.02 American Studies
DB Darrell Brooks, Arizona RFr. 3.27 Undeclared
DB Cole Sheridan, Washington State Jr. 3.20 Philosophy
DB James Sims, Washington RFr. 3.19 Comparative Literature
DB Leigh Torrance, Stanford So. 3.20 Political Science
PK Kirk Yliniemi, Oregon State Jr. 3.63 Construction Engineering
P Jose Arroyo, Oregon Sr. 3.18 Business

Honorable Mention
ARIZONA: QB Nic Costa, RFr.; WR Gens Goodman, Sr.; PK Sean Keel, Sr.
ARIZONA STATE: PK Mike Barth, Sr.; QB Chad Christensen, RFr.; Phil Howard, DL, Sr.; Grayling Love, OL, RFr.
CALIFORNIA: CB Mike McGrath, So.; MLB Brian Tremblay, So.
OREGON: QB Jason Fife, Jr.; PK Jared Siegel, So.
STANFORD: FL Greg Camarillo, So.; MLB Brian Gaffney, Jr.; OT Kwame Harris, Jr.; C Tom Kolich, Sr.; QB Kyle Matter, RFr.; WR Nick Sebes, So.; TE Alex Smith, So.; FL Ryan Wells, So.
UCLA: FL Jon Dubravac, Sr.; DB Keith Short, Jr.
WASHINGTON: WR Wilbur Hooks, Sr.; FS Jimmy Newell, So.; TB Chris Singleton, So.
WASHINGTON STATE: FL Devard Darling, So.; PK Drew Dunning, Jr.; CB Karl Paymah, So.

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