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Monday, October 27, 2008
Pac-10 players of the week

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and kicker Matt Evensen of Oregon and California linebacker Mike Mohamed have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week.

Masoli, a sophomore from Daly City, Calif., accounted for 232 yards total offense and two touchdowns in Oregon's 54-20 win over Arizona State. He completed 17 of 26 passes (.654) for 147 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown pass. He also led the Ducks in rushing with eight carries for 85 yards (10.6-yard average) and one touchdown. The Oregon offense piled up 537 yards total offense (304 rushing, 233 passing) and punted only two times.

Evensen, a senior from Portland, Ore., connected on two of three field goal attempts, including a career-long 52-yarder, was 5-5 on PATs and had five of his 10 kickoffs go for touchbacks. This is the second player of the week honor for Evensen this season.

Mohamed, a sophomore from Brawley, Calif., had nine solo tackles, with two tackles for loss and a sack (-7), and he returned an interception 19 yards for a touchdown in the 41-20 win over UCLA. California limited UCLA to one offensive touchdown, 11 first downs, 16 yards rushing on 22 carries, 253 yards of total offense, posted three quarterback sacks and intercepted four passes, returning two for touchdowns.

Also nominated for offensive player of the week were tailbacks Stafon Johnson of USC and Jahvid Best of California. Nominees for defense were linebackers Rey Maualuga of USC and Sterling Lewis of Arizona and Oregon cornerback Walter Thurmond. Arizona punter Keenyn Crier, California kicker Giorgio Tavecchio and UCLA punt returner Terrence Austin were nominated for special teams play.