- Kevin Gemmell, College Football
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If you haven't noticed, we've got a bit of a theme going on today with the midseason reviews.
As we all know, this is an offense-driven league, and there have been plenty of offensive highlights through the first half of the season.
So as we wrap up our day of looking back, it's worth asking who in the Pac-12 should get the offensive player of the year award if it were handed out today.
Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon: One of just two players in the conference to average more than 120 yards on the ground per game, Barner has rushed for 727 yards and nine touchdowns. Despite the presence of the always dangerous De'Anthony Thomas, Barner is still the go-to guy in the ground attack.
Taylor Kelly, QB, Arizona State: He's the most efficient quarterback in the Pac-12 through the first half of the season with 14 touchdowns to just two interceptions. He ranks third nationally in efficiency and he's completing a league best 68.3 percent of his throws.
Marqise Lee, WR, USC: Leads the conference in catches by a wide margin and also has a league high seven receiving touchdowns. His 163.2 all-purpose yards per game are tops in the conference.
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon: Trails only Kelly in completion percentage by a narrow margin (67.9) and has 15 touchdowns to five interceptions. Worth noting that he operates the No. 1 scoring offense in the Pac-12 (second nationally) and the No. 2 total offense in the league.
Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State: Rivals Lee as the most dynamic wide receiver in the conference. He's first among all receivers in scoring average per game and -- like Lee -- has benefited tremendously from an outstanding teammate playing the opposite wide receiver spot. He averages 112.8 yards per game with six receiving touchdowns.
If you haven't noticed, we've got a bit of a theme going on today with the midseason reviews.As we all know, this is an offense-driven league, and there have been plenty of offensive highlights through the first half of the season.