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Pac-12 Football Players of the Week - Week 10

Nov 4, 2019

OFFENSE: Tyler Huntley, Sr., QB, Utah (Dania, Fla.)
• Completed 19-of-24 for 284 yards and 1 TD for his 18th career 200-yard passing game in leading Utah to a 33-28 win at Washington. 
• After a first half completing 8-of-12 for 100 yards and a touchdown, Huntley completed 11-of-12 passes for 184 yards and rushed for a one-yard touchdown that officially gave the Utes the lead with 11:23 remaining in the game.
• Huntley ranks fifth in the FBS in completion percentage (.738), fifth in the FBS in passing efficiency (182.5). 
• On the scoring drive that gave Utah the 26-21 lead, Huntley completed a 41-yard pass on a third-and-12 situation that landed the Utes on the Washington 24 with Huntley finishing the drive with his one-yard rushing touchdown.
• In the scoring drive that sealed Utah’s 33-28 win, Huntley converted two third downs, a 14-yard pass on a third-and-eight and a 28-yard pass on a third-and-six with Zack Moss finishing the drive with a two-yard rushing score.

Also nominated: Justin Herbert, QB, ORE; Jake Luton, QB, ORE; Dorian Thompson-Robinson, QB, UCLA.

DEFENSE: Brady Breeze, Jr., S, Oregon (Lake Oswego, Ore.)
• Had a team-high seven tackles to go along with a fumble recovery and pick-6 during No. 7 Oregon's 56-24 win at USC
• The 32-yard pick-6 gave Oregon a 21-10 lead and came with 2:16 left in the first half.
• His seven tackles were a career high, including two stops on special teams.
• Fumble recovery came in the second quarter with USC in the red zone
• Named to the Pro Football Focus National Team of the Week after finishing as the highest-graded defensive player (85.9) in the Pac-12
• Oregon defense limited the Trojans to 144 yards and seven points in the second half 
• The pick-6 was his second TD of the season to go along with a fumble recovery for a score against Nevada.

Also nominated: Nate Landman, LB, COLO; Hamilcar Rashed Jr., LB, OSU; Krys Barnes, LB, UCLA; Jaylon Johnson, DB, Utah.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Mykael Wright, Fr., CB/KR, Oregon (Antelope Valley, Calif.)
• Returned a kickoff 100 yards for a TD right before the second half during No. 7 Oregon's 56-24 win at USC.
• Kickoff return for a TD was the first by a Duck since the season opener in 2017 and the first in a Pac-12 contest by Oregon since 2016.
• The 100-yard kickoff returned equaled the second-longest in program history
• Finished with three kickoff returns for 144 yards and became the third Pac-12 player with a kickoff return for a TD this season.

Also nominated: Daniel Rodriguez, P, OSU.

OFFENSIVE LINE: Calvin Throckmorton, Sr., OT, Oregon (Bellevue, Wash.)
• Finished as the highest-graded offensive lineman in the Pac-12 by Pro Football Focus after No. 7 Oregon's 56-24 win at USC
• Made his 47th consecutive start along the offensive line an 37th at right tackle.
• Did not allow a hit, hurry or pressure on the QB over 58 snaps as he earned a 98 percent assignment grade from the Oregon coaches.
• Finished with an overall grade of 84.5 as sixth-highest graded lineman nationally, while his run-blocking grade of 80.4 was best in the Pac-12 in week 10.
• Helped pave the way for Oregon's second 50-point game of the season, which featured 56 points over the final three quarters
• Oregon totaled 290 yards and 28 points in the second half.

Also nominated: Blake Brandel, OT, OSU.

DEFENSIVE LINE: John Penisini, Sr., DT, Utah (West Jordan, Utah)
• Penisini tied his career-high in tackles with seven that included a sack and a forced fumble as the Utes defeated Washington, 33-28
• For the eighth time this season, Penisini was integral in holding their opponent for under 100 yards rushing (53). The Utes rank first in the Pac-12 and first in the FBS in rushing defense (56.0). 
• His forced fumble came late in the first quarter on a third-and-four, knocking the ball out on the Washington 15 with the Utes recovering the ball.

Also nominated: Drayton Carlberg, DT, ORE; Osa Odighizuwa, DL, UCLA

FRESHMAN: Omar Speights, Fr., ILB, Oregon State (Philadelphia, Penn.)
• Led Oregon State with 10 tackles in the 56-38 win over Arizona. 
• Ten tackles ties for a season-best and he added half a sack and a tackle for loss in the win.
• Received an 80.7 pass rush grade from Pro Football Focus, the third-best mark in the Pac-12. 
• Tallied four pressures and a pass deflection versus the Wildcats.

Also nominated: Jaren Mangham, TB, COLO; Mykael Wright, CB/KR, ORE.

  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
Oct. 28 CJ Verdell, ORE Paulson Adebo, STAN Camden Lewis, ORE Shane Lemieux, ORE Leki Fotu, UTAH Kedon Slovis, USC
Nov. 4 Tyler Huntley, UTAH Brady Breeze, ORE Mykael Wright, ORE Calvin Throckmorton, ORE John Penisini, UTAH Omar Speights, OSU