Sunday, September 2, 2012
Pac-12 helmet stickers: Week 1
By Kevin Gemmell
Helmet stickers are back! And there are some very worthy winners this week. If you forgot the criteria, Ted explains it quite well in this mailbag from a year ago.
On to the stickers:
Johnathan Franklin, UCLA: The Bruins running back rushed for 214 yards (2 yards shy of his career high) and three touchdowns in helping UCLA to a 49-24 win at Rice. Franklin scored on runs of 74, 78 and 22 yards.
Usua Amanam, Stanford: While the Cardinal defense as a whole looked average at best in a 20-17 win over San Jose State, Amanam was head and shoulders above all defensive players, notching six tackles, two sacks, four tackles for loss and a fumble recovery.
Marqise Lee, USC: The wide receiver took USC's first offensive play 75 yards for a touchdown and never looked back. He finished with 10 catches for 190 yards and a touchdown, but also returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score in a 49-10 win over Hawaii.
De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon: Can you imagine what this guy could have done if he actually played for more than a quarter and a half? He caught four balls for 55 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 64 yards and a score on three carries -- including a 33-yard touchdown run during Oregon's 57-34 win over Arkansas State.
Matt Scott, Arizona: The Wildcats' quarterback came up big in overtime, connecting with Terrence Miller on a 10-yard pass to give Rich Rodriguez a 24-17 victory in his Arizona debut. He completed 30 of 46 passes for 384 yards and two scores and also rushed 14 times for 74 yards.