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Monday, November 24, 2008
Pac-10 Players of the Week

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

California tailback Jahvid Best of California, Oregon State safety Greg Laybourn and Washington State kicker Nico Grasu are the Pac-10 Players of the Week.

Best, a sophomore rushed 19 times for a career-high 201 yards (10.6-yard average) and two
touchdowns in the Bears 37-16 Big Game win over Stanford. He added three receptions for 35 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown. It marked his second offensive player of the week honor this season.

Laybourn, a senior from Portland, Ore., had a team-high 11 tackles, eight solo, including 1.5
tackles for loss in the Beavers 19-17 comeback win over Arizona that kept their Rose Bowl dreams alive. This is the third defensive player of the week honor for Laybourn this season.

Grasu, a sophomore from Encino, Calif., was three-for-three on field goal attempts in the Cougars 16-13 double-overtime victory over Washington in the Apple Cup. His first field goal came from 28 yards as time expired to send the game into overtime. He kicked a 19-yarder in the first overtime period and nailed the game-winner from 37 yards in the second overtime.

Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors was Oregon State wide receiver Sammie Stroughter. Also nominated on defense were linebackers Zack Follett of California and Louis Bland of Washington State. Kicker Justin Kahut of Oregon State and punter Bryan Anger of California were nominated for special teams play.