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Pac-10 helmet stickers for Week 15

12/7/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

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

Jahvid Best: Best needed 171 yards to eclipse Oregon State's Jacquizz Rodgers for the Pac-10 rushing title, but the speedy Cal Bear got that before halftime in the blowout win over Washington, finishing with 311 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries before sitting down early in the third quarter. The performance likely will earn him consensus selection as first-team All-Pac-10 along with Rodgers.

Willie Tuitama: After three years of frustration against rival Arizona State, the Arizona quarterback goes out a 31-10 winner with a poised performance in front of the home fans. Tuitama completed 25 of 37 passes for 284 yards and two touchdowns, outdueling his more touted counterpart, Sun Devils quarterback Rudy Carpenter.

USC defense: While Penn State's offense surely will test the Trojans' D in the Rose Bowl, it's too bad this unit won't get a shot at the fancy-pants offenses of Florida, Oklahoma or Texas, because such a strength-on-strength matchup would be a big draw. After holding UCLA to 157 total yards and seven first downs, USC finished the season No. 1 in scoring, passing and total defense (No. 5 vs. the run). Eight of 12 opponents scored a single TD or less. The Trojans yielded only 11 TDs the entire season, and their opponents' 3.38-yard average per play was 0.4 better than any other team.