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Sunday, November 2, 2008
Pac-10 helmet stickers for week 10


Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Helmet stickers for those who stood out during the weekend's games.

California's defense: The Bears held an Oregon offense that was averaging 42 points and 475 yards per game to just 16 points and 290 yards. Sure, the Ducks had 206 yards rushing, but 141 came during an effective spurt in the third quarter. New starting linebacker Mike Mohamed led the effort with 14 tackles (10 solo), while linebacker Zach Follett (11 tackles, sack, three TFL) and defensive end Cameron Jordan (10 tackles, sack, three TFL) put constant pressure on the Ducks.helmet sticker

Sean Canfield: Oregon State's backup quarterback, once a hot-shot recruit, was mostly a forgotten man as Lyle Moevao asserted himself as the starter while Canfield struggled with a shoulder injury. But when Moevao went down with a shoulder injury in the second quarter against Arizona State, Canfield came on and secured the win that keeps the Beavers in the Rose Bowl race. He completed 19 of 28 passes for 217 yards with two touchdowns. He also didn't allow an interception returned 41 yards for a go-ahead TD on the Beavers' first series of the second half to put him into a funk.

The Rodgers brothers: Where would Oregon State be without the Rodgers brothers? Freshman Jacquizz Rodgers, the Pac-10's leading rusher, rushed for 133 yards on 30 carries and also had five receptions for 55 yards in the win over Arizona State. His brother, James, hauled in eight passes for a game-high 102 yards.

California's offensive line: California's offensive line was missing five players from its preseason depth chart against Oregon -- three projected starters and two who have filled in for those injured starters. But the makeshift unit, which included two first-time starters, held the Pac-10's best pass rush to just one sack and created enough running room for the Bears to rush for a respectable 132 yards.