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Pac-12 Football Players of the Week - Week Five

Dec 7, 2020

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

OFFENSIVE: Jarek Broussard, So., RB, Colorado

  • In Colorado's 24-13 win at Arizona, he rushed 25 times for 301 yards (0 TD) and six first downs.
  • The performance was the fourth 300-yard rushing game in Colorado history (last: TB Chris Brown at Kansas, Oct. 12, 2002 (25-309); also the 26th 200-yard game in Colorado history (last: TB Phillip Lindsay vs. Arizona in Boulder on Oct. 7, 2017 (41-281).
  • His 75-yard run tied for the 24th longest run in school history and tied for the longest since Tony Jones had an 84-yard TD run at Washington State on Sept. 21, 2012 (Travon McMillian had two 75-yard runs in 2018 and Phillip Lindsay one in 2016).
  • His 155 yards in the second quarter (on eight carries) is a CU record for rushing yards in a quarter, breaking the old mark of 131 (on nine carries) by HB Eric Bieniemy in the fourth quarter against Oregon State in Boulder on Sept. 24, 1988. It is also a school record for all-purpose yards in a quarter, topping WR Laviska Shenault's 139 on three receptions against Colorado State in Denver on August 31, 2018.
  • His 184 rushing yards in the first half is the second-most for a half, behind 206 by TB Charlie Davis against Oklahoma State in Boulder on Nov. 13, 1971.
  • He topped the 176 TB Rashaan Salaam had in the first half at Texas on Oct. 1, 1994.
  • Set the school record for most 50+ yard rushes in a game with three (75, 72, 59); several had two.
  • He is the first player to rush for 100-plus yards in his first four CU career games (TB Charlie Davis was the only other one to do it in the first three in 1971).
  • He is the second player to rush for 700 yards in his first four games, the third for 600 or more and the sixth for 500-plus.
  • He is now just the fourth player since 1996 in the FBS to rush for 100-plus yards in his first four career games.

Also nominated: Michael Wiley, RB, Arizona; Nikko Remigio, WR, California; Austin Jones, RB, Stanford; Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC; Ty Jordan, RB, Utah.

DEFENSIVE: Kuony Deng, R-Sr., ILB, California

  • Forced a pair of fourth-quarter fumbles both recovered by Cal to help the Golden Bears to a 21-17 victory over No. 23 Oregon.
  • Both fumbles were forced in Cal territory to end potential go-ahead drives including the final one just inside the one-minute mark recovered at the Cal 36-yardline on the Ducks' final offensive play of the game.
  • In addition to the two forced fumbles, finished with a game-high-tying and team-high eight tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss (-6 yards) and 0.5 sacks (-2 yards).
  • Led a Cal defense that pitched its first second-half shutout since Nov. 10, 2018 (in a 15-14 win at USC) and held an Oregon team that had been averaging a Pac-12 best 38.5 points per game coming into the contest to 17 points.
  • The victory was Cal's first of the season after opening 0-3 and marked the fourth consecutive campaign in the first four years under head coach Justin Wilcox that the Golden Bears have defeated a top-20 team.

Also nominated: Anthony Pandy, LB, Arizona; Tyler Johnson, DL, Arizona State; Nate Landman, ILB, Colorado; Avery Roberts, ILB, Oregon State; Curtis Robinson, ILB, Stanford; Caleb Johnson, LB, UCLA; Talanoa Hufanga, S, USC; Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Jadon Redding, So., PK, Utah

  • Scored 12 of Utah’s 30 points in its win against Oregon State (30-24), knocking in a career-high tying three field goals with three PATs.
  • Redding was a perfect 3-for-3 on both field goals and PATs against the Beavers.
  • He scored the first nine points of the game on 33, 20 and 27-yard field goals.
  • The performance was his third-career game with two-or-more field goals in a game.
  • Has now gone 5-of-5 from 20-29 yards and is 7-of-9 from 30-39 yards in his career.

Also nominated: Jamieson Sheahan, P, California; Jet Toner, K, Stanford.

OFFENSIVE LINE: Drew Dalman, Sr., OL, Stanford

  • Mechanical Engineering major Posted a 75.3 overall PFF grade as the Cardinal defeated No. 23 Washington 31-26.
  • Registered a 70.6 pass block grade and 71.9 run block grade.
  • He did not allow a pressure and fortified the Stanford line that did not allow a sack and just one tackle for loss to the conference’s top defensive team.
  • Washington entered the game with 10 sacks and 16 tackles for loss in three games this year. Fetui-Tupuola entered with seven sacks and three forced fumbles, but the Stanford line did not allow him a tackle in the contest.
  • Dalman helped guide Stanford to its first three TD rushing game since 2018, and kept the Cardinal on the field as it ran out the clock by way of a 14 play, 79-yard drive that spanned the final 7:47 over which Stanford rushed 12 times.

Also nominated: Will Sherman, OT, Colorado; Nick Ford, OL, Utah.

DEFENSIVE LINE: Tyler Johnson, Jr., DL, Arizona State

  • With his 4.5 tackle for loss and three-sack performance, Tyler Johnson became the first Sun Devil with four tackles for loss since Tashon Smallwood against New Mexico State in Aug. 31, 2017.
  • Johnson is the first Sun Devil with three sacks in a game since Koron Crump vs. Washington State on Oct. 22, 2016.
  • The junior has two-career multi-sack games, both coming against the Bruins.
  • Johnson’s second sack of the game came in the second quarter when UCLA had it first and goal at the five. The 11-yard loss eventually forced UCLA to settle for a field goal.
  • On UCLA’s first drive of the fourth quarter, Johnson had a TFL for -3 and then teamed with teammate D.J. Davidson for a TFL of -5 that forced UCLA to punt after the Bruins failed to convert on 3rd & 18. ASU took its first lead of the game on the ensuing drive.

Also nominated: Mustafa Johnson, DE, Colorado; Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE, Oregon; Thomas Schaffer, DE, Stanford; Nick Figueroa, DL, USC; Mika Tafua, DE, Utah.

FRESHMAN: Ty Jordan, Fr., RB, Utah

  • Led the Utes in rushing in their 30-24 win over Oregon State Saturday night, racking up a career-high 167 yards on 27 carries (6.2 ypc) with one rushing touchdown.
  • He also had two receptions for 22 yards (189 all-purpose) and accounted for nine of Utah’s 13 rushing first downs.
  • Scored his first-career touchdown as a Ute, punching in a one-yard rushing TD with 3:10 left in the second quarter.
  • His 167 rushing yards is the most by a true freshman since 1995 and is the first time a true freshman has rushed for 100+ yards in a game since Chris Fuamatu-Ma’afala did against BYU in 1995.
  • Ranks 13th in the FBS and fourth in the Pac-12 overall in rush yards per carry (6.73), also ranking second among freshmen nationally in the category.
  • Ranks second among freshmen in the FBS in all-purpose yards per game (123.3).
  • Fifth in the Pac-12 and first among freshmen in the FBS in rushing yards per game (98.7).
  • Broke free for a game-long 31-yard rush on a second-and-six on the Utah 29-yard line in the second quarter, finishing that drive with a one-yard rushing score to give Utah a 16-3 lead.
  • Had a key six-yard rush for a first-down on a second-and-three on the OSU 12-yard line in the third quarter with the Utes scoring two plays later to take a 23-10 lead.

Also nominated: Will Plummer, QB, Arizona; Chip Trayanum, RB, Arizona State; Ashaad Clayton, TB, Colorado; Noah Sewell, ILB, Oregon; Zeriah Beason, WR, Oregon State; Salim Turner-Muhammad, CB, Stanford; Max Williams, S, USC.

 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
Nov. 23 Jermar Jefferson, OSU Jordan Happle, ORE Jesiah Irish, OSU Luke Wattenberg, UW Zion Tupuola-Fetui, UW Dylan Morris, UW
Nov. 30 Jermar Jefferson, OSU Nate Landman,  COL Thomas Booker, STAN Nathan Eldridge, OSU Zion Tupuola-Fetui, UW Dylan Morris, UW
Dec. 7 Jarek Broussard, COL Kuony Deng, CAL Jadon Redding, UTAH Drew Dalman, STAN Tyler Johnson, ASU Ty Jordan, UTAH
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