Pac-10 players of the week

December, 1, 2008
12/01/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Oregon tailback Jeremiah Johnson, Arizona State safety Troy Nolan and USC kicker David Buehler are the Pac-10 Players of the Week.

Johnson, a senior from Los Angeles, Calif., rushed 17 times for a career-high 219 yards (12.9-yard average) in the Ducks' 65-38 Civil War victory. Included were an 83-yard touchdown and a 79-yard run to set up another TD. The 219 yards rushing is a Civil War record.

Nolan, a senior from Los Angeles, Calif., had eight tackles -- seven solo -- and intercepted a
pass in the end zone and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown.

Buehler, a senior from Anaheim, Calif., connected from 35 yards on his only field-goal attempt, was 5-for-5 on PATs and had four touchbacks on seven kickoffs in USC's 38-3 win against Notre Dame.

Also nominated for offensive player of the week was USC tailback Joe McKnight. Also nominated on defense were linebackers Kaluka Maiava of USC and Spencer Paysinger of Oregon and UCLA cornerback Michael Norris. UCLA kicker Kai Forbath was nominated for special teams.

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