Pac-12 Football Players of the Week – Week 8
OFFENSIVE: Khalil Tate, So., QB, Arizona (Inglewood, Calif.)
• For the first time since USC’s Rodney Peete in 1988, Tate has been selected the Pac-12 Football Offensive Player of the Week for the third week in a row.
• In his second start of the season, Tate led Arizona to a thrilling 45-44 double-overtime victory at California.
• The sophomore totaled 303 yards of offense and three touchdowns.
• Produced a third-straight 100-yard rushing game with 137 yards on 17 carries, including a career-long 76-yard touchdown run.
• Completed 10-of-15 passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns, the last a 22-yard completion in the second overtime which, with the subsequent extra point kick, was the winning score.
• Tate has three runs of at least 70 yards in three consecutive games.
DEFENSIVE: Colin Schooler, Fr., LB, Arizona (Dana Point, Calif.)
• Schooler delivered the defensive play of the game to seal a road victory for Arizona, which held off California in a 45-44 double-overtime thriller.
• Broke up the potential game-winning pass in the back of the endzone as the Golden Bears attempted a two-point conversion.
• Also delivered a career-best 15 tackles, which is a team season-high for Arizona.
• The freshman totaled 1.5 tackles for loss, forced a fumble and was credited for one quarterback hurry as the Wildcats held on for their first road overtime victory in program history.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Brandon Ruiz, Fr., PK, Arizona State (Gilbert, Ariz.)
• Was perfect for the day, connecting on all three of his field goal attempts (47, 40, 30 yards) and all three PATs.
• Scored ASU’s first nine points of the game in helping the Sun Devils come away with points on their first three possessions to take a 9-0 lead after one quarter.
• Four of Ruiz’ seven kickoffs were touchbacks. Utah’s average starting field position on the seven kickoffs was its own 21-yard line.
OFFENSIVE: Demario Richard, ASU; Christian Pabico, UCLA; Luke Falk, WSU.
DEFENSIVE: Christian Sam, ASU; Jaleel Wadood, UCLA; Jalen Thompson, WSU.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Stefan Flintoft, UCLA; Mitch Wishnowsky, UTAH.