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Charbonnet, Anderson Named Pac-12 Players of the Week

Sep 7, 2021
Zach Charbonnet (left) and Alec Anderson

SAN FRANCISCO – Zach Charbonnet and Alec Anderson have been named Pac-12 Football Players of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Charbonnet was voted the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week while Anderson earned the Pac-12 Offensive Lineman of the Week award.

Charbonnet (Camarillo, Calif. / Oaks Christian School) posted his second straight 100-yard rushing game in the Bruins' 38-27 victory over LSU. The junior running back totaled 117 yards on 11 carries, including big runs of 20 and 43 yards. Charbonnet found the end zone on a 12-yard burst which put UCLA up 14-7 and leads the nation with 24 points scored this season. He added two pass receptions for 35 yards and led the team with 152 all-purpose yards in Saturday's win. The Michigan transfer is now one of nine Pac-12 players to record 200-plus rushing yards in their first two games with their conference school since 1996.

Anderson (Fontana, Calif. / Etiwanda HS) helped pave the way for the Bruins to rush for 210 yards in their win over LSU. The redshirt junior offensive tackle graded out at 82% with two knockdowns against the Tigers. It marked the sixth time in the last eight contests in which the Bruins had rushed for at least 200 yards with an average of 227.0 yards per game in the first two contests of 2021. The Bruins racked up 470 yards of total offense and averaged 7.5 yards per play against LSU.

This is the first weekly award for each player. The Bruins will be back in action on Sept. 18 at Spieker Field at the Rose Bowl against Fresno State. Kickoff is slated for 7:45 p.m.