Pac-12 Football Players of the Week – Week 11
OFFENSIVE: Colby Parkinson, So., TE, Stanford (Simi Valley, Calif.)
• Tied a school record with four touchdown receptions in Stanford’s 48-17 victory over Oregon State.
• All four scores came in the first half, coming from 75, 28, 9 and 5 yards out.
• Finished with a career-high six receptions (all for first downs) and 166 receiving yards. Most receiving yards by a Cardinal tight end since Colby Fleener’s 173 yards in the 2011 Orange Bowl.
• He is the first FBS tight end with four touchdown catches in a game since 2011 (Northwestern’s Drake Dunsmore), and just the fifth to do so since 1996.
Also nominated: Eno Benjamin, RB, ASU; Dillon Mitchel, WR, ORE; Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA; Jason Shelley, QB, UTAH; Gardner Minshew II, QB, WSU.
DEFENSIVE: Luc Bequette, Jr., DE, California (Little Rock, AR)
• Had career highs of eight tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss (-20 yards) and 2.0 sacks (-19 yards), and forced the second fumble of his career to lead the Golden Bears to a 15-14 victory at USC. It snapped a 14-game losing skid to the Trojans.
• Bequette and the Cal defense pitched a second-half shutout to help the Bears overcome a 14-0 halftime deficit.
• The Cal defense has now allowed opponents only 12.5 points per game over the past four contests with three victories during the stretch.
Also nominated: Jordan Fox, OLB, STAN; Chase Hansen, LB, UTAH; Willie Taylor III, LB, WSU
SPECIAL TEAMS: Matt Gay, Sr., PK, Utah (Orem, Utah)
• Set a school record by making 6-of-6 field goals (35, 20, 21, 55, 41 and 24 yards) and also made both PATs to score 20 points in the 32-25 win over Oregon.
• His six field goals set a school record for field goals in a game and he also tied the program record for points in a game by a kicker.
• His 55-yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter was a season-long, his sixth career field goal of 50-plus yards.
• He has made 18 straight field goal attempts, to tie for the school record.
• Gay ranks first in the Pac-12 and third nationally in field goals made per game (2.00).