Sunday, September 9, 2012
Pac-12 helmet stickers
By Kevin Gemmell and Ted Miller
This was a pretty special weekend for the Pac-12. And special weekends deserve a special number of helmet stickers.
Chris Coyle, Arizona State, TE: Coyle matched a school record for a tight end with 10 catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns in ASU's win over Illinois. Here's a little perspective: Last year he caught six balls for 73 yards -- for the entire season.
Matt Scott, Arizona, QB: Scott completed 28 of 41 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns in Arizona's 59-38 win over No. 18 Oklahoma State. He also carried 19 times for 55 yards, including an 8-yard score.
Mark Banker, Oregon State, defensive coordinator: Oregon State's defense dominated the Badgers, at least until they made things interesting with a late touchdown (and nearly recovered an onside kick). Wisconsin gained just 207 yards -- versus 352 for Oregon State -- and rushed for a meager 35.
Ed Reynolds, Stanford, safety: Reynolds notched his second and third interceptions of the season -- including a 71-yard pick-six against Duke. Last year, Stanford's leader in interceptions was Michael Thomas with three. Reynolds has matched that in the first two games.
Johnathan Franklin, UCLA, RB: After posting 214 yards last week, he followed it up with a career high 217 rushing yards against Nebraska. He also caught three balls for 59 yards and a touchdown.
Kenjon Barner, Oregon, RB: Barner turned in a sensational performance, rushing for 201 yards and three touchdowns on 34 carries to propel Oregon to a 42-25 win over Fresno State.
Andrew Furney, Washington State, K: Kick a 60-yard field goal and you're in. That simple. He did miss a 40-yarder, which made him questionable for a sticker. But come on, 60 yards! Second-longest kick in school history.