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Montez, Thomas, Gonzalez earn weekly Conference honors

Sep 26, 2016

Offensive: Steven Montez, Fr., QB, Colorado
In Colorado’s 41-38 win at Oregon, the redshirt freshman made his first collegiate start, and had 468 yards of total offense and 23 first downs earned (8 rush/15 passing).
He enjoyed the best game in a quarterback’s first start at Colorado in terms total offense (surpassing 430 by Kordell Stewart vs. Colorado State in 1992 – 409 pass/21 rush).
His 135 yards rushing were the most in a debut by a starting QB at Colorado (topping the 116 by Darian Hagan vs. Texas in 1989) and is the 10th most in any game all-time at Colorado by a quarterback (and the first 100-yard game by a quarterback since Nov. 4, 2006 when Bernard Jackson rushed for 105 against Kansas State).
• His 468 yards of total offense were the fourth-most in a single-game in Colorado history and it was the first-ever 300 passing/100 rushing game in school history
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is 14 straight completions in the first half tied for the second-most in school history (trailing 15 by Mike Moschetti over two games in 1999); it matched the most in one game (Koy Detmer, 14 at Colorado State in 1996).

Defensive: Solomon Thomas, Jr., DL, Stanford
Had three tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, one touchdown in Stanford’s 22-13 victory over UCLA.
Held the Bruins to 77 rushing yards and 2.3 yards per rush
Thomas’ sack in the third quarter with Stanford down by seven forced a punt, and his 42-yard fumble return for a TD on final play of game sealed the Pac-12 road victory

Special Teams: Zane Gonzalez Sr., PK, Arizona State
Gonzalez totaled 15 points on the night (3FG, 6XP), in ASU’s 51-41 victory over California.
With his three field goals, Gonzalez moved into 4th in FBS history for career field goals made at 84. FSU’s Dustin Hopkins holds the FBS record of 88.
He is now one shy of the Pac-12 record of 85 by UCLA’s Kai Forbath (2007-10). He has now scored a point in 43 consecutive games and is near Luis Zendejas’ school record of 45 consecutive games with points scored set from 1981-1984. 
Gonzalez booted seven of his 10 kickoffs on the night for touchbacks moving his season total to 30-of-37 (81.1 percent).

Offensive: Manny Wilkins, ASU; Christian McCaffrey, STAN; Nate Iese, UCLA; Justin Davis, USC; Troy Williams, UTAH; Lavon Coleman, WASH

Defensive: Laiu Moeakiola, ASU; Ahkello Witherspoon, COLO; Devin Chappell, OSU; Kenny Young, UCLA; Cameron Smith, USC; Chase Hansen, UTAH
Special Teams: Victor Bolden, OSU; Conrad Ukropina, STAN; Austin Kent, UCLA; Adoree' Jackson, USC; Mitch Wishnowsky, UTAH


  Offensive Defensive Special Teams
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