Pac-12 Football Players of the Week – Week 4

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Pac-12 Football Players of the Week – Week 4

NCAA Football 2019 UCLA Bruins quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson #1 breaks free during the San Diego State Aztecs vs UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Ca. on September 7, 2019 (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image360)

OFFENSE: Dorian Thompson-Robinson, So., QB, UCLA (Las Vegas, Nev.)
• Dorian Thompson-Robinson set a school record with 564 yards of total offense while leading UCLA back from a 32-point second half deficit to victory at Washington State in the highest scoring game in conference history.
• Thompson-Robinson threw for a career-high 507 yards and five touchdowns in the contest, including 322 in the second half alone as UCLA rallied past WSU which owned a 49-17 third quarter advantage.
• He averaged 23 yards per completion in the second half (14 completions for 322 yards).
• Thompson-Robinson added two scoring runs, the first of his career, in his total of 57 rush yards.
• He is only the third player to reach the 500-yard total offense mark for a game in school annals and his 507 passing yards ranks third on the all-time school list.
• His previous career high for passing yards was 272 vs. Washington in 2018 and he surged past that figure in the second half alone.
• On the evening, DTR completed 25 of 38 passing attempts (.658) to surpass the .600 completion percentage mark for the seventh time in his career.
• Earned Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week and Rose Bowl Game Player of the Week honors for his Week 4 performance.

Also nominated: Anthony Gordon, WSU; Matt Fink, USC; Chase Garbers, CAL; Brandon Aiyuk, ASU; Tony Brown, COLO; Justin Herbert, ORE; Jacob Eason, WASH; Tyler Huntley, UTAH.

DEFENSE: Evan Weaver, Sr., ILB, California (Spokane, Wash.)
• Weaver recorded a career-high 22 tackles that equaled the most in recorded history at Cal to lead the Golden Bears to a 28-20 win at Ole Miss that was the first road win by a Pac-12 team at an SEC school since 2010 and the first by the Golden Bears since 1977.
• Weaver’s final tackle came on the final play of the game when he stopped a quarterback sneak by Ole Miss quarterback John Rhys Plumlee on Cal’s one-yard line.
• Weaver leads the nation in both overall and per game total tackles (63, 15.8) and solo tackles (40, 10.0).
• Cal improved to 4-0 with the victory and jumped eight spots in the AP poll after the win to No. 15 in the nation for its highest national ranking since the Golden Bears were No. 6 in Week 4 of the 2009 AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll.

Also nominated: Jevon Holland, ORE; Derrion Rakestraw, COLO; Casey Toohill, STAN.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Demetric Felton, R-Jr., RB, UCLA (Temecula, Calif.)
• Running back Demetric Felton played a huge role in UCLA’s comeback win at Washington State, helping key the victory with a 100-yard kickoff return.
• He added a 94-yard scoring catch as one of his seven receptions for a career-best 150 receiving yards on the game and finished with a total of 263 all-purpose yards.
• He also was on the receiving end of a 15-yard pass with 1:07 to play which registered the winning points for UCLA in the highest scoring game in conference history.
• The 100-yard kickoff return was the fifth in school history of at least 100 yards and ties him for second-longest on the all-time list.
• The 94-yard reception was the second-longest play from scrimmage in UCLA history.

Also nominated: James Stefanou, COLO; Aaron Fuller, WASH; Blake Maimone, ORE; Ryan Sanborn, STAN.

OFFENSIVE LINE: Penei Sewell, So., OL, Oregon (St. George, Utah)
• Highest graded offensive lineman in the Pac-12 for the second consecutive week by Pro Football Focus (PFF) with a grade of 84.0 over 56 snaps played at left tackle.
• Didn’t allow a pressure, hurry or hit on QB Justin Herbert for the third consecutive game in the team’s Pac-12 road win at Stanford.
• Earned a spot on the PFF National Team of the Week for the second straight game.
• Was the third-highest graded offensive lineman in the nation in week 4 by PFF.
• Tied for the team lead with five knockdowns against Stanford.
• Fourth time in 11 career games he’s been the top graded tackle in the Pac-12 by PFF.

Also nominated: Luke Wattenberg, WASH; Will Sherman, COLO.

DEFENSIVE LINE: Gus Cumberlander, Sr., DE, Oregon (Ellenwood, Ga.)
• Recorded 1.5 sacks and three tackles during Oregon’s 21-6 win at Stanford.
• Second multi-sack (1.5 or more) of his career.
• Oregon held its third consecutive opponent without a TD for the first time since 1935 and hasn’t allowed a TD over its opponents’ last 38 drives.
• Oregon is one of three FBS teams that hasn’t allowed a TD in the first half this season.
• Part of an Oregon pass rush that had five sacks and helped limit Stanford to just 120 passing yards.

Also nominated: Terrence Lang, COLO, Luc Bequette, CAL.

UCLA Bruins wide receiver Kyle Philips #2 celebrate a touchdown during the Oklahoma vs UCLA game on September 14, 2019 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. (Photo by Jevone Moore)

FRESHMAN: Kyle Philips, R-Fr., WR, UCLA (San Marcos, Calif.)
• Kyle Philips returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown to put UCLA in the lead for the first time since the early going in their comeback win at Washington State.
• Philips sliced his way through the Cougar coverage unit with 7:31 left in the fourth quarter to move the Bruins into the lead at 60-56.
• It marked the first UCLA punt return for a score since 2005 when Maurice Jones-Drew scampered 81 yards against Cal for a touchdown.
• Philips also hauled in three passes for 53 yards, including a career-long 32-yard catch on a second-and-20 play for a first down.

Also nominated: Jayden Daniels, ASU; Ryan Sanborn, STAN.