Pac-12: Colby Prince

We're looking at some of the top individual performances in the Pac-12 in 2012.

Up next: Perfection in Provo

Who and against whom: Oregon State quarterback Cody Vaz stepped in for the injured Sean Mannion and carved up the BYU defense to keep the Beavers' winning streak intact.

The numbers: Vaz completed 20 of 32 passes for 332 yards and three touchdowns against a BYU defense that was allowing an average of nine points per game through the first six weeks.

A closer look: This wasn't a case where the backup quarterback came in and did enough to get the job done. With poise and precision, Vaz was spectacular in his first career start -- on the road no less. On Oregon State's opening drive, Vaz came out swinging, going 5-for-5 for 75 yards and capping the march with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Markus Wheaton. BYU looked shocked that OSU came out throwing. But even after they settled, Vaz continued to do work. He hit Wheaton again for a touchdown in the first quarter -- this time from 24 yards out -- and he connected with Colby Prince on a 5-yard strike in the fourth quarter. And give him an assist for throwing the block that sprung Wheaton on his 12-yard touchdown run. With the win the Beavers improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1939, and Vaz sparked a quarterback competition that is alive and well today in Corvallis.

Six Pac-12 players honored for academics

November, 10, 2012
Six Pac-12 players were named to the Capital One Academic All-District team, presented by CoSIDA, this week, representing District 8.

Here's the complete list.

Punter Tony Epperson, Weber State

Quarterback Derek Carr, Fresno State

Receiver Alex Toureen, Portland State

Receiver Luke Matthews, Utah

Tight end Colby Prince, Oregon State

Running back Jordan Talley, Eastern Washington

Running back Jake Hess, Northern Arizona

Offensive lineman Khaled Holmes, USC

Offensive lineman Mitch Gaulke, Portland State

Offensive lineman Ashton Miller, Eastern Washington

Offensive lineman Dylan Fox, Southern Utah

Offensive lineman Matthew Peleti, San Diego

Kicker John Bonano, Arizona

Defensive back Robbie Beathard, San Diego

Defensive back McKade Brady, Utah State

Defensive back Jeff Minnerly, Eastern Washington

Defensive back Troy McClelland, San Diego

Linebacker Austin Hasquet, Northern Arizona

Linebacker Jake Fischer, Arizona

Linebacker Brandon Ogletree, BYU

Defensive lineman Brad Meyer, Southern Utah

Defensive lineman Travis Johnson, San Jose State

Defensive lineman Henry Anderson, Stanford

Defensive lineman Blake Oliaro, San Diego



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