Sunday, October 3, 2010
Pac-10 helmet stickers: Week 5
By Ted Miller
Who deserves a sticker on his helmet for a job well done?
LaMichael James: The Oregon running back is officially a Heisman Trophy candidate. He rushed for 257 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries in Oregon's 52-31 win over No. 9 Stanford. He never lost a yard.
Darron Thomas: Thomas completed 20 of 29 passes for 238 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a career-high 117 yards and score in the Ducks win over Stanford.
Jake Locker: Washington's QB certainly came back strong after struggling against Nebraska in the worst performance of his career. He passed for 310 yards and rushed for 111 in Washington's comeback 32-31 win at USC. He led a clutch final drive, which included a conversion on fourth-and-11, that set up the game-winning field goal.
UCLA's running game: When a team rushes for 437 yards, as the Bruins did in a 42-28 win over Washington State, you can't just hand it to a running back. The Bruins O-line continues to impress, and running backs Johnathan Franklin (216 yards) and Derrick Coleman (185 yards, 3 TDs) took advantage.
Jacquizz Rodgers: With his brother James out with a concussion, Rodgers gained 145 yards on 24 carries with two TDs -- including one for 74 yards -- in Oregon State's 31-28 win over Arizona State.
Ryan Katz: In his best performance of the season, Katz completed 19-of-29 for 260 yards with two TDs and no interceptions in the win over Arizona State. He has seven TD passes and no picks this year.
Allen Bradford: Bradford had 223 yards on 21 carries with two TDs in a losing effort against Washington.