Sunday, September 5, 2010
Pac-10 helmet stickers: Week 1
By Ted Miller
Who deserves a sticker on his helmet for a job well-done?
Matt Barkley, USC: Barkley completed 18 of 23 passes for 257 yards with five TDs in the Trojans 49-36 win over Hawaii.
Arizona: There was little not to like about the Wildcats 41-2 win at Toledo. A rebuilt defense gave up just 183 yards. Quarterback Nick Foles completed 32 of 37 passes for 360 yards with two TDs. Receiver Juron Criner caught 11 passes for 187 yards and a TD. Co-coordinators on both sides of the ball seemed to make beautiful music together.
Kenjon Barner, Oregon: With starting running back LaMichael James suspended, Barner accounted four five touchdowns in the Ducks 72-0 stomping of New Mexico. He rushed for 147 yards on 17 carries -- 8.6 yards per rush -- and turned a short pass into a 60-yard TD.
Keenan Allen, California: The true freshman made the most of his four receptions in a 52-3 win over UC Davis, gaining 120 yards on them, including a 48-yard TD pass from Kevin Riley.
Doug Baldwin, Stanford: Baldwin only caught four passes last year and fell off the radar. But in the Cardinal's 52-17 win over Sacramento State, the senior caught two of Andrew Luck's four TD passes among his four receptions for 111 yards.