Monday, September 10, 2012
Pac-12 names players of the week
By Kevin Gemmell
The Pac-12 named its players of the week for Week 2. UCLA's Johnathan Franklin was named offensive player of the week, OSU linebacker D.J. Welch was defensive and Arizona kicker John Bonano was special teams.
From the release:
Franklin, a senior from Los Angeles, Calif., rushed for a career-best 217 yards on 26 carries (8.3 average) and hauled in three passes for 59 yards (19.6 average) and a touchdown in a 36-30 win over No. 16 Nebraska to earn his second-straight Pac-12 Player of the Week honor. He became the seventh Bruin to eclipse the 3,000-yard rushing mark and moved into seventh place on UCLA’s all-time rushing list. Through two games this season, Franklin is the NCAA’s leading rusher, averaging 215.5 yards per game.
Welch, a sophomore from Palm Desert, Calif., tied for the team lead with seven tackles, including two tackles for loss (8 yards) in a 10-7 win over No. 13 Wisconsin. Oregon State’s defense held the Badgers to 207 yards of total offense, including just 35 rushing yards, and kept Wisconsin running back Montee Ball out of the end zone, snapping a 21-game touchdown streak for the 2011 Heisman finalist.
Bonano, a senior from Salinas, Calif., was perfect in the kicking game and scored a career-high 15 points in a 59-38 win over No. 18 Oklahoma State. He converted field goals of 22 yards, 24 yards, and 46 yards and was 5-5 on PAT attempts. Bonano kicked off 11 times, logging 4 touchbacks and contributing Oklahoma State’s average starting field position at their own 24 yard-line.