Sunday, September 19, 2010
Pac-10 helmet stickers: Week 3
By Ted Miller
Who deserves a sticker on his helmet for a job well done?
Arizona: The Wildcats posted the signature win of the weekend, beating No. 9 Iowa 34-27. Nick Foles passed for 303 yards and two TDs, while the defense shut down the Iowa running game and recorded six sacks and a pick-six. The special teams also were pretty special with a blocked PAT and 100-yard kick return for a TD.
Shane Vereen: Vereen, mostly quiet in the first two games, ran for a career-high 198 yards and three touchdowns in California's 52-31 loss at Nevada.
Allen Bradford: The forgotten man in the USC backfield had 131 yards on just 12 carries with a TD in a 32-21 win at Minnesota.
Andrew Luck: Stanford's QB threw four TD passes and ran 52 yards for another score in the Cardinal's 68-24 win over Wake Forest.
Arizona State's offense: The Sun Devils looked like a completely different team while gaining 380 yards in a 20-19 loss at Wisconsin. Credit to quarterback Steven Threet, the O-line that paved the way for a legitimate running game and coordinator Noel Mazzone, who brought in a spread scheme that worked well.
Jacquizz Rodgers: He ended a three-game slump with 132 yards on 24 carries with two TDs in a 35-28 win over Louisville. He also caught five passes for 27 yards.
UCLA: Everyone wrote off the Bruins after they started 0-2, including a 35-0 home loss to Stanford. But they bounced back with a 31-13 win over No. 23 Houston. The defense forced three turnovers and the offense rushed for 266 yards.