Pac-12 players of the week
November, 28, 2011
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
USC quarterback Matt Barkley, Colorado linebacker Jon Major and California kicker Giorgio Tavecchio have been named Pac-12 players of the week.
From the Pac-12 offices:
From the Pac-12 offices:
Barkley, a junior from Newport Beach, Calif., completed a school-record 35 of 42 passes (83.3 percent) for 423 yards and six touchdowns in the 50-0 win over UCLA. His six touchdowns tied his school record set earlier this year at Colorado. Barkley now has a 69.1 completion percentage this season, breaking Rob Johnson’s 1993 record of 68.6 percent. It was Barkley’s second game with more than 400 yards this year and his sixth time throwing for at least 300 yards. He finished the season with 3,528 passing yards, the fifth-highest total in USC history.
Major, a junior from Parker, Colo., had nine tackles, including two tackles for loss totaling 9 yards in the 17-14 win at Utah. He also had a sack in the fourth quarter for 7 yards. Major and the Buffalo defense limited Utah to just 39 yards and one first down in the half. Utah’s 274 yards were the second lowest allowed by Colorado this season behind 243 by Colorado State.
Tavecchio, a senior from Moraga, Calif., scored a career high 17 points on 4-of-4 field goals and 5-of-5 extra points in Cal’s 47-38 win at Arizona State. The 17 points equaled the most by a Pac-12 kicker in 2011. Tavecchio’s four field goals both tied a career high and the most in the Pac-12 this season. He has made 19 of 22 (86.4 percent) field goals this season and moved into fifth on Cal’s all-time scoring list with 252 career points.
Also Nominated (Offense): Nick Foles, ARIZ; Cameron Marshall, ASU; Isi Sofele, CAL; Tyler Hansen, COLO; Darron Thomas, ORE; Andrew Luck, STAN; Nelson Rosario, UCLA; Keith Price, WASH.
Also Nominated (Defense): Mychal Kendricks, CAL; Michael Clay, ORE; Michael Thomas, STAN; TJ McDonald, USC; Princeton Fuimaono, WASH.
Also Nominated (Special Teams): Daniel Jenkins, ARIZ; Will Oliver, COLO; Kyle Negrete, USC; Thomas Tutogi, WASH.
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 Final North Carolina State 34 UCF 27
Final Cincinnati 17 Virginia Tech 33 Final 15 Arizona State 36 Duke 31 Final Miami (FL) 21 South Carolina 24 Final/OT Boston College 30 Penn State 31 Final Nebraska 42 24 USC 45
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State