Monday, December 7, 2009
Pac-10 players of the week
By ESPN.com staff
Washington quarterback Jake Locker, Arizona tackle Earl Mitchell and Oregon State kicker Justin Kahut are the Pac-10 Players of the Week.
Locker led Washington to a 42-10 upset win against No. 19-ranked California. He accounted for five touchdowns as he completed 19 of 23 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns of 40, 21 and 13 yards with no interceptions. On the ground, he rushed 14 times for 77 yards (5.5) and two touchdowns of 19 and 2 yards.
Mitchell keyed Arizona’s defensive effort in the Wildcats’ 21-17 upset road win at No. 18-ranked USC. Mitchell had six tackles, five solo, including three tackles for loss (-12) and two quarterback sacks (-11).
Kahut kept Oregon State in the game in the Beavers‘ 37-33 loss at No. 7-ranked Oregon. He was 4-4 on field goal attempts, connecting from 49, 28, 29 and 45 yards, and 3-3 on PATs to account for 15 points.
Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were running back LaMichael James of Oregon, quarterback Nick Foles of Arizona and flanker James Rodgers of Oregon State. Also nominated on defense were ends Daniel Te'o-Nesheim of Washington and Tyson Alualu of California. Kick returner Isi Sofele of California was nominated for special teams play.