Pac-12 Football Players of the Week - Week Five
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|