Pac-12 Football Players of the Week - Week 8

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OFFENSE: Justin Herbert, Sr., QB, Oregon (Eugene, Ore.)
• Connected on 24-of-38 passes for 280 yards and four TDs in Oregon's 35-31 comeback win at Washington.
• Three a TD pass in all four quarters. Final two TD passes erased a 31-21 second half deficit, highlighted by the game-winning TD pass with 5:10 to play.
• Third game with 4 passing TDs this season, seventh time in his career with four or more TD passes in a game, and extended his streak of consecutive games with a TD pass to a nation's best 35 
• Marked the 22nd time in 35 career starts that he hasn't thrown an INT, and hasn't thrown an INT in his last 101 passes attempts.

Also nominated: Alex Fontenot, RB, COLO; Artavis Pierce, RB, OSU; Joshua Kelley, RB, UCLA; Kenan Christon, RB, USC; Zack Moss, RB, UTAH.

DEFENSE: Bradlee Anae, Sr., DE, Utah (Laie, Hawaii)
• Anae finished the 21-3 win over Arizona State with all three of Utah's sacks for a loss of 17 yards, also recording a pass breakup.
• With his three sacks against the Sun Devils, Anae now ranks seventh all-time in Utah history in career sacks (24.0). He ranks 14th in the FBS and second in the Pac-12 this season in total sacks (7.0).
• Ranks third among active players in the FBS in career sacks (24.0), leading all active players in the Pac-12 as well.
• Utah held Arizona State to just 136 yards of total offense (25 passing yards, 111 rush). The Utes rank second in the FBS and first in the Pac-12 in rushing defense (61.1 ypg).

Also nominated: Evan Weaver, LB, CAL; Davion Taylor, OLB, COLO; Hamilcar Rashed Jr., OLB, OSU; Krys Barnes, LB, UCLA; Kana’I Mauga, LB, USC.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Daniel Rodriguez, R-Sr., P, Oregon State (Pleasanton, Calif.)
• Punted nine times, averaging 40.9 yards per attempt, in the 21-17 win over California.
• Trapped the Golden Bears inside their 20 twice.
• Had a 51-yard punt as well.
• Cal started, on average, its drives at its own 29.

Also nominated: Chase McGrath, K, USC; Blake Mazza, K, WSU.

OFFENSIVE LINE: Calvin Throckmorton, Sr., RT, Oregon (Bellevue, Wash.)
• Made his 45th consecutive start in Oregon's 35-31 win over Washington in his home state.
• Had a 100 percent assignment grade from the Oregon coaches and was the sixth-highest graded offensive lineman in the Pac-12 by Pro Football Focus.
• Second time this season Oregon hasn't given up a sack. Marked his 27th consecutive start at right tackle (1,789 snaps) without allowing a sack
• Played all 78 snaps at right tackle and helped pave the way for Oregon to erase a 14-point deficit with 21 points in the second half and 108 rushing yards over the final 30 minutes.

Also nominated: Tim Lynott Jr., OL, COLO; Blake Brandel, OL, OSU; Robert Valencia, OL, WSU.

DEFENSIVE LINE: Bradlee Anae, Sr., DE, Utah (Laie, Hawaii)
• Anae finished the 21-3 win over Arizona State with all three of Utah's sacks for a loss of 17 yards, also recording a pass breakup.
• With his three sacks against the Sun Devils, Anae now ranks seventh all-time in Utah history in career sacks (24.0). He ranks 14th in the FBS and second in the Pac-12 this season in total sacks (7.0).
• Ranks third among active players in the FBS in career sacks (24.0), leading all active players in the Pac-12 as well.
• Utah held Arizona State to just 136 yards of total offense (25 passing yards, 111 rush). The Utes rank second in the FBS and first in the Pac-12 in rushing defense (61.1 ypg).

Also nominated: Osa Odighizuwa, DL, UCLA.

FRESHMAN: Kyle Philips, R-Fr., WR, UCLA (San Marcos, Calif.)
• Philips caught a career-best 10 passes for 100 yards and two TDs in helping UCLA to 34-16 win at Stanford. 
• The receiving yards total and the pair of TDs are also career best marks for the redshirt freshman. 
• Both of Philips' TD receptions came in the first quarter of action on the first two offensive possessions of the game as UCLA jumped out to a 14-3 lead, its biggest of the season to that point. His second receiving score came on a third-and-goal situation. 
• All four second-half catches produced first downs as UCLA steadily pulled away in the game.

Also nominated: Mycah Pittman, WR, ORE; Riley Sharp, OLB, OSU; Kenan Christon, RB, USC.

 

  Offensive Defensive Special Teams Offensive Line Defensive Line Freshman
Sept. 3 Anthony Gordon, WSU Francis Bernard, UTAH Michael Turk, ASU Liam Ryan, WSU Benning Potoa'e, WASH Jayden Daniels, ASU
Sept. 9 Kedon Slovis, USC Evan Weaver, CAL Cristian Zendejas, ASU Austin Jackson, USC Mustafa Johnson, COLO Kedon Slovis, USC
Sept. 16 Anthony Gordon, WSU Myles Bryant, WASH Greg Thomas, CAL Penei Sewell, ORE Jermayne Lole, ASU Jayden Daniels, ASU
Sept. 23 Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA Evan Weaver, CAL Demetric Felton, UCLA Penei Sewell, ORE Gus Cumberlander, ORE Kyle Philips, UCLA
Sept. 30 Tyler Huntley, UTAH Francis Bernard, UTAH Jet Toner, STAN Cohl Cabral, ASU George Lea, ASU Grant Gunnell, ARIZ
Oct. 7 Jake Luton, OSU Paulson Adebo, STAN Daniel Rodriguez, OSU Drew Dalman, STAN Kayvon Thibodeaux, ORE Simi Fehoko, STAN
Oct. 14 Brandon Aiyuk, ASU Verone McKinley III, ORE Lucas Havrisik, ARIZ Penei Sewell, ORE Ryan Bowman, WASH Jayden Daniels, ASU
Oct. 21 Justin Herbert, ORE Bradlee Anae, UTAH Daniel Rodriguez, OSU Calvin Throckmorton, ORE Bradlee Anae, UTAH Kyle Philips, UCLA

 

 

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