Pac-12 Football Players of the Week 8
Offensive: Joe Williams, Sr., RB, Utah
• Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week Joe Williams set the Utah single-game rushing record with 332 yards on 29 carries (11.4 average) in the Utes’ 52-45 win at UCLA.
• The senior’s 332 yards is the fourth-best single-game rushing total in Pac-12 history and the best in the FBS this year.
• Williams tied the school record for rushing touchdowns in a game with four.
Defensive: Tedric Thompson, Sr., DB, Colorado
• In CU’s 10-5 win over Stanford, senior Tedric Thompson made two interceptions, the first at the end of the first half and the second with just under 7 minutes left in the game, returning the latter 30 yards to set up a field goal.
• He also had five tackles (two solo), a third down stop and a touchdown save.
• Thompson’s first pick at the time also extended Colorado’s nation-leading streak to 21 games forcing at least one turnover, but CU went on to force three more.
Special Teams: Robert Taylor, Jr., DB/KR, Washington State
• In his lone kickoff return, Robert Taylor ran 100 yards for the touchdown in WSU’s 37-32 win at Arizona State.
• Taylor’s touchdown return was the first by a WSU player since 2003 when Sammy Moore had one at Colorado. The Courgars went on to score the game’s next 28 points.
Offensive: Davis Webb, CAL; Phillip Lindsay, COLO; Tim Cook, OSU; Nate Iese, UCLA; Luke Falk, WSU;
Defensive: Jordan Kunaszyk, CAL; DJ Calhoun, ASU; Takkarist McKinley, UCLA; Jordan Fogal, UTAH; Shalom Luani, WSU
Special Teams: Tim White, ASU; Jake Bailey, STAN; Ishmael Adams, UCLA; Andy Phillips, UTAH;
2016 PAC-12 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|Oct. 24||Joe Williams, UTAH||Tedric Thompson, COLO||Robert Taylor, WSU|
|Oct. 17||Phillip Lindsay, COLO||Solomon Thomas, STAN||Zane Gonzalez, ASU|
|Oct. 10||Jake Browning, WASH||Marcus Ball, ASU||Zane Gonzalez, ASU|
|Oct. 3||Davis Webb, CAL||Psalm Wooching, WASH||Davis Price, COLO|
|Sept. 26||Steven Montez, COLO||Solomon Thomas, STAN||Zane Gonzalez, ASU|
|Sept. 19||Chad Hansen, CAL||Treston Decoud, OSU||Zane Gonzalez, ASU|
|Sept. 12||Kalen Ballage, ASU||Sunia Tauteoli, UTAH||Adoree’ Jackson, USC|
|Sept. 5||Sefo Liufau, COLO||Troy Dye, ORE||Mitch Wishnowsky, UTAH|