Monday, November 22, 2010
Pac-10 players of the week
By ESPN.com staff
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Oregon State defensive tackle Stephen Paea and Beavers kicker Justin Kahut have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week.
Luck, a sophomore from Houston, Texas, completed 16 of 20 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns in a 48-14 win over California. He added 72 yards rushing on three carries, including a career long 58-yard scamper in the first quarter. He led Stanford to scores on each of the first eight possessions of the game. It was the most points scored by Stanford in the 113th meeting of the Big Game, equalling the Big Game record of 48 scored by California in 1975 (48-15).
Paea, a senior from Los Altos, Calif., recorded six tackles, including 2.5 for loss and one sack in the 36-7 win over USC. He also forced one fumble, giving him a school-record eight for his career. Oregon State's defense limited USC to 255 yards. Entering the contest, USC was averaging 446.9 yards of total offense.
Kahut, a senior from Portland, Ore., hit all three of his field goal attempts (34, 38, 35 yards) and three PATs in the 36-7 win over USC. He is the fifth-leading scorer in OSU history with 252 points.
Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were running back Jacquizz Rodgers of Oregon State, and running back Chris Polk of Washington. Also nominated on defense were linebacker Owen Marecic of Stanford, and linebacker Mason Foster of Washington. Also nominated on special teams was punter Bryan Anger of California, and Nate Whitaker of Stanford.