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Pac-12 Football Players of the Week - Week Two

Nov 16, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 today announced its 2020 football season's second weekly honors, presented by Nextiva. See below for Week Two's recognitions across the Conference: 
 

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
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