Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Oregon running back LaMichael James, California linebacker Mike Mohamed and Oregon State kicker Justin Kahut are the Pac-10 players of the week.
James, a freshman from Texarkana, Texas, rushed 24 times for 183 yards (7.6-yard average) and a touchdown in the Ducks 47-20 win over USC. The 183 yards rushing is a school freshman record.
Mohamed, a junior from Brawley, Calif., had a game-high 12 tackles, 11 solo, in the Bears 23-21 win at Arizona State. Mohamed leads the Pac-10 in tackles at 9.2 stops per game.
Kahut, a junior from Portland, Ore., accounted for 14 of Oregon State’s 26 points in the Beavers’ 26-19 win against UCLA. Kahut was good on 4-of-5 field goal attempts, connecting from 48, 42, 27 and 31 yards (his miss came from 47 yards), and made both his PAT attempts.
Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were wide receiver James Rodgers of Oregon State and quarterbacks Kevin Riley of California and Kevin Prince of UCLA. Also nominated on defense was tackle Stephen Paea of Oregon State and, for special teams play, were punter Bryan Anger of California and place kicker Morgan Flint of Oregon.