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Thursday, February 9, 2012
Top performances 2011: Chris Polk

By Kevin Gemmell

We're looking at the top individual performances in the Pac-12 in 2011.

Up next: Polk finds paydirt five times.

Chris Polk
Chris Polk's five-touchdown game -- with 100-plus yards rushing and receiving -- against Arizona was among the top Pac-12 highlights of 2011.
Who & against whom? Washington running back Chris Polk carries the Huskies with a record-setting performance in a 42-31 victory over Arizona.

The numbers: Polk carried the ball 34 times for 144 yards and touchdown runs of 1, 1, 5 and 2 yards. He also caught four balls for 100 yards and a score.

A closer look: Coming off a 65-21 thrashing at Stanford the week before, the Huskies righted the ship against the Wildcats. And along the way, Polk became the first player in school history to have 100 or more yards rushing and receiving in the same game. Arizona jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter; Polk picked up his first score midway through the second quarter to give Washington its first lead of the game. They would relinquish it in the fourth before Polk scored a pair of touchdowns in the final quarter to close out the game.