Scott, Vassallo and Allen Named Pac-10 Football Players of the Week
WALNUT CREEK,Calif.--Quarterback Matt Scott of ARIZONA, linebacker Paul Vassallo of Arizona and kick returner Keenan Allen of CALIFORNIA have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week in football.
Scott, a junior from Corona, Calif., making his first start of the season in place of injured Nick Foles, responded by completing 18 of 22 pass for a career-high 233 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions (Arizona's first interception-free game of the season). He also rushed seven times for 65 yards (9.3 yards per carry) in leading Arizona to a 44-14 win over Washington. In the first half alone, he completed 14 of 16 passes for 186 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 51 yards in leading the Wildcats to 30 points and 356 yards of total offense. Arizona's offense posted a season-best 234 yards on the ground, while adding 233 yards passing for a balanced offensive attack that totaled 467 yards.
Vassallo, a junior from Reno, Nev., led all players with 14 tackles, including nine solo stops and his second career sack in Arizona's 44-14 win over Washington. The 14 tackles were the most by a Wildcat since Xavier Kelley's 15 tackles against BYU in the 2008 Las Vegas Bowl. Arizona's defense limited Washington to 290 yards (98 rushing, 192 passing), and posted four sacks. The team's 3.57 sacks per game average ranks second in the nation.
Allen, a freshman from Greensboro, N.C., returned two kicks for 100 yards, including a long of 61 yards. He also added a career-high six receptions for 40 yards and one touchdown (his team-leading fifth touchdown reception of the season) to post 140 all-purpose yards. In limited duty as a kick returner, he's averaging 28.6 yards on five returns this season.
Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were wide receiver Marvin Jones of California, quarterback Darron Thomas of Oregon, and running back Stepfan Taylor of Stanford. Also nominated on defense were defensive back Sean Cattouse of California, safety John Boyett of Oregon, and linebacker Owen Marecic of Stanford.
|Sept. 7||Kenjon Barner, RB, ORE||Lance Mitchell, S, OSU||Cliff Harris, PR, ORE|
|Sept. 13||Jermaine Kearse, WR, WASH||Mike Thomas, CB, STAN||Jackson Rice, P, ORE|
|Sept. 20||Nick Foles, QB, ARIZ||Patrick Larimore, LB, UCLA||Travis Cobb, KR, ARIZ|
|Sept. 27||Ryan Taylor, C, UCLA||Sean Westgate, LB, UCLA||Nate Whitaker, PK, STAN|
|Oct. 4||LaMichael James, RB, ORE||Cliff Harris, CB, ORE||Erik Folk, PK, WASH|
|Oct. 18||Matt Barkley, QB, USC||Shaquille Richardson, CB, ARIZ||Joe Houston, PK, USC|
|Oct. 25||Matt Scott, QB, ARIZ||Paul Vassallo, LB, ARIZ||Keenan Allen, KR, CAL|