Sunday, November 7, 2010
Pac-10 helmet stickers: Week 10
By Ted Miller
Who deserves a sticker on his helmet for a job well done?
Stanford: No way to single out an individual or even a unit. The Cardinal turned in its most complete performance of the season in the 42-17 win over Arizona.
Malcolm Smith: The USC linebacker returned after missing two games with a knee injury to record seven tackles and a sack. He also returned an interception 74 yards for a TD in the Trojans' 34-33 win over Arizona State.
Cameron Jordan: The California defensive end is a big reason the Bears didn't get upset at Washington State. Jordan had a team-high 12 tackles, including three for a loss and 1.5 sacks. He also forced a fumble in the Bears' 20-13 win. Not sure when the last time an end led his team in tackles.
Richard Brehaut: The UCLA QB, who took over when Kevin Prince went down to a season-ending knee injury, was 4-of-6 for 37 yards on the Bruins' drive for the game-winning field goal against Oregon State. For the game, he completed 13-of-19 for 127 yards and rushed for 61 yards on 18 carries in a 17-14 victory.
Darron Thomas: The Oregon offense started off out of sync versus Washington, but Thomas guided it back and turned in another stellar performance, completing 24 of 33 passes for 243 yards with a TD and no interceptions. He ran for 89 yards and two scores in the 53-16 rout.