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Pac-10 helmet stickers for Week 13

11/23/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

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

Sean Canfield: Canfield is now 3-0 as the Beavers quarterback -- two wins as the starter, one win coming off the bench early in the second quarter for starter Lyle Moevao against Arizona State. The 19-17 win over Arizona, however, was by far his most demanding task and best effort. He completed 20 of 32 passes (63 percent) for 224 yards with a touchdown and, most importantly, no interceptions. And he was money on the game-winning drive, going 3-for-3 for 73 yards, including the critical 47-yard heave to a Sammie Stronger. Canfield has completed 56 of 84 passes for 703 yards with six touchdowns and two interceptions in relief of Moevao. Is there a question of who should start against Oregon in the Civil War, even if Moevao's shoulder is better?

Jahvid Best: I want to go "SEEE!" on this one. Spent a lot of time early in the season enthusing about the skills of Cal's Jahvid Best, but he's been banged up and the Bears O-line has been banged up so Best's game-breaking talent didn't go viral. But, golly, he had himself a day against Stanford: 19 rushes for 201 yards and two touchdowns and three receptions for 35 yards and a score. If Jeff Tedford sets him loose against Washington, he could gain 300 yards.

Louis Bland: Bland, a Washington State freshman, might be the Pac-10's smallest linebacker at 5-foot-10 and 203 pounds -- a generous listing, by the way. But he had seven tackles with three coming for a loss in the Cougars' 16-13 double overtime win over Washington in the Apple Cup. What those numbers don't show you is that two of those tackles for a loss killed consecutive Huskies overtime possessions. The Huskies faced a second-and-4 from the Cougars' 6-yard line in the first OT -- a touchdown wins the game -- and Bland tackled Willie Griffin for a 2-yard loss, creating a third-and-long. The Huskies face a second-and-3 from the Cougars 18-yard line and Bland tackled Terrance Dailey for a 2-yard loss, creating another third-and-long. Big plays at big times from a little guy.

Zack Follett played with a lot of Bryan Anger: We're not supposed to give out a whole heap of helmet stickers, but it would be inconceivable to not salute the efforts of Cal linebacker Zach Follett and punter Bryan Anger. Anger, a freshman and owner of perhaps the biggest foot in the nation, crushed punts of 76 and 75 yards and averaged 60.2 yards on four kicks for the game, a school record. Meanwhile, Follett likely earned himself a first-team All-Pac-10 spot at linebacker with five tackles for a loss, which gives him a conference-leading 18.5 on the season. That's the best single-game total for a Bear since 2002.