PAC-12 ANNOUNCES FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Pac-12 Press Release
SAN FRANCISCO – Quarterback Kevin Hogan of STANFORD, linebacker Kenneth Olugbode of COLORADO and defensive back Cory Butler-Byrd of UTAH have been named offensive, defensive and special teams Pac-12 Players of the Week in football.
Hogan, a senior quarterback from McLean, Va., threw for 279 yards, completing 18-of-23 passes with two touchdowns and no interceptions, in Stanford’s 41-31 win over USC. Stanford overcame an 11-point second-quarter deficit and outscored the Trojans 31-10 in the final two and a half quarters. Hogan helped the Cardinal maintain a 2:1 time of possession battle, with Stanford converting 8 of 12 third downs. Hogan claimed his fourth-best passing efficiency game of his career at 208.9. He is now tied for fourth in school history at 53 career touchdown passes.
Olugbode, a junior inside linebacker from San Jose, Calif., had a team-high 13 tackles (five solo), a third down stop and his first career interception in the 27-24 overtime victory over Colorado State in the Rocky Mountain Showdown. Olugbode returned the interception 60 yards for a touchdown, giving the Buffs a 24-17 lead with8:50 remaining in the contest. He became the 15th Buffalo since 1992 to return his first career pick for a score, all done on his 20th birthday.
Butler-Byrd, a junior defensive back from Compton, Calif., scored a touchdown on a 98-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter of the 45-24 win over Fresno State. His 98-yard kick return is the longest in the Pac-12 this season, ninth-longest in the NCAA and 12th-longest in school history. Butler-Byrd additionally contributed four tackles and assisted on a tackle for loss on defense.
Also nominated for Offensive Player of the Week: Anu Solomon, QB, ARIZ; Demario Richard, RB, ASU; Khalfani Muhammad, RB, CAL; Jeff Lockie, QB, ORE; Seth Collins, QB, OSU; Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA; Devontae Booker, RB, UTAH, Jake Browning, QB, WASH; Also nominated for Defensive Player of the Week: Jordan Simone, S, ASU; Darius White, CB, CAL; Tyree Robinson, S, ORE; Rommel Mageo, LB, OSU; Blake Martinez, LB, STAN; Isaako Savaiinaea, LB, UCLA; Jared Norris, LB, UTAH; Azeem Victor, LB, WASH; Peyton Pelluer, LB, WSU; Also nominated for Special Teams Player of the Week: Casey Skowron, PK, ARIZ; Matt Haack, P, ASU; Diego Gonzalez, PK, COLO; Aidan Schneider, PK, ORE; Nick Porebski, P, OSU; Conrad Ukropina, PK, STAN; Devin Fuller, WR, UCLA; Tristan Vizcaino, PK, WASH
2015 Pac-12 Players of the Week
Week Offensive Defensive Special Teams
Sept. 7 Josh Rosen, UCLA Justin Thomas, UTAH Dante Pettis, WASH
Sept. 14 Luke Falk, WSU Gionni Paul, UTAH Bralon Addison, ORE
Sept. 21 Kevin Hogan, STAN Kenneth Olugbode, COLO Cory Butler-Byrd, UTAH