Pac-12 Football Players of the Week - Week Two
OFFENSE: Sam Noyer, Sr., QB, Colorado (Beaverton, Ore.)
- Noyer became just the 12th quarterback to win his first two for Colorado since 1959 with the Buffs' 35-32 win over Stanford.
- He completed 15 of 24 pass attempts for 255 yards with two touchdowns.
- Noyer added 36 yards on the ground, with two rushing touchdowns, for four total touchdown on the day. He's the first Colorado quarterback to score two rushing touchdowns in a game since Steven Montez did so in a 38-16 over UCLA in 2018. And the first to run for two and pass for two touchdowns since Sefo Liufau did so in a 38-31 loss to Arizona in 2015.
- Earned 15 first downs, five rushing for the second-straight game.
Also nominated: Grant Gunnell, QB, Arizona; Tyler Shough, QB, Oregon; Davis Mills, QB, Stanford; Demetric Felton, RB, UCLA; Kedon Slovis, QB, USC.
DEFENSE: Nate Landman, Sr., ILB, Colorado (Danville, Calif.)
- Landman recorded 17 tackles, 14 solo, with a tackle for loss, a third down stop, a touchdown save and a fumble recovery in the Buffs' 35-32 win over Stanford on Saturday.
- In the process, he cracked Colorado's Top 20 list in all-time tackles and became the 17th Buffalo with 300-or-more career stops (303, 203 solo and 100 assisted).
- Landman also became the 11th player in Buffs history to top 200 unassisted tackles.
Also nominated: Caleb Johnson, LB, UCLA; Drake Jackson, OLB, USC; Edefuan Ulofoshio, ILB, Washington.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Champ Flemings, R-Jr., WR/KR/PR, Oregon State (Pasadena, Calif.)
- Flemings finished with 134 all-purpose yards in Saturday's contest vs. Washington.
- He totaled 125 yards on four kick returns, enabling the Beavers' to have an average drive start of their own 33.
- His 125 yards gave him an average of 31.3 yards per return, his single-game best at Oregon State when returning four-or-more kicks.
- Flemings has now totaled just shy of 1,500 yards on kick returns in his Oregon State career, averaging 27.7 yards per return.
Also nominated: Lucas Havrisik, K, Arizona; Mister Williams, ILB, Colorado; Demetric Felton, KR/RB, UCLA; Ben Griffiths, P, USC; Blake Mazza, K, Washington State.
OFFENSIVE LINE: T.J. Bass, Jr., OL, Oregon (Deming, Wash.)
- Bass was the highest graded guard in the Pac-12 for Week 11, per Pro Football Focus (PFF), with a grade of 74.6.
- He finished with the second best run blocking grade in the Pac-12 for the week at 76.4.
- Made second career start at left guard int he Ducks' win at Washington State.
- Did not allow a hit or hurry on the Ducks' QB in 25 pass-blocking snaps.
- Played 50 total snaps in the game.
- Oregon totaled 581 yards of offense, the program's most in a Pac-12 game since 2017 and the most in a league road game since 2014.
- Bass helped pave the way for 269 rushing yards for the second-straight game, with Oregon rushing for 213 of 269 total yards in the second half alone.
- The game was the first since 2016 that Oregon had 300 yards passing and 200 yards rushing in a conference matchup.
Also nominated: Frank Fillip, OT, Colorado; Jaxson Kirkland, LT, Washington.
DEFENSIVE LINE: Zion Tupuola-Fetui, So., OLB (DE), Washington (Pearl City, Hawai'i)
- In his first career start for Washington, Tupuola-Fetui came away with a strong performance, highlighted by a pair of strip sacks.
- His first came in the first quarter, with Washington ahead 10-7 when he knocked the ball loose from Oregon State's quarterback. The Huskies recovered and scored a few plays later to make it 17-7.
- Later in the second quarter, Tupuola-Fetui notched another strip sack on 3rd & 7 (Oregon State recovered).
- Overall on the night, he had four total tackles, two for loss, and two forced fumbles, as Washington's defense held Oregon State scoreless in the second half.
Also nominated: Terrence Lang, DE, Colorado; Osa Odighizuwa, DL, UCLA; Marlon Tuipulotu, DL, USC.
FRESHMAN: Ayden Hector, Fr., DB, Washington State (Seattle, Wash.)
- Hector registered four tackles, recovering two fumbles and an interception in the Cougars' game against Oregon on Saturday.
- On Oregon's second possession of the game, Washington State's Ahmir Crowder forced a fumble that Hector recovered, leading to a Washington State touchdown.
- On the next possession, Hector stepped in front of a pass from Oregon's Tyler Shough with under a minute to go in the first quarter.
- On Oregon's fourth possession, Cougars' Brennan Jackson stripped the ball from Oregon's CJ Verdell, with Hector recovering again, leading to a Blake Mazza field goal early in the second quarter.
- Hector, who joined the Cougars in October was a walk-on freshman, leads the Pac-12 in fumble recoveries with two so far.
Also nominated: Brenden Rice, WR, Colorado; Noah Sewell, ILB, Oregon; Charles Njoku, WR, UCLA; Tuli Tuipulotu, DL, USC; Dylan Morris, QB, Washington.
|Date / Week||Offensive||Defensive||Special Teams||Offensive Line||Defensive Line||Freshman|
|Nov. 9||Jarek Broussard, COL||Merlin Robertson, ASU||Michael Turk, ASU||Ryan Walk, ORE||Marlon Tuipulotu, USC||Jayden de Laura, WSU|
|Nov. 16||Sam Noyer, COL||Nate Landman, COL||Champ Flemings, OSU||T.J. Bass, ORE||Zion Tupuola-Fetui, UW||Ayden Hector, WSU|