Pac-12 Football Players of the Week – Week 3

Larry Scott during the PAC-12 Football Media Day 2017. Live at Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood and Highland Entertainment Center in Los Angeles, Ca. on July 26, 2017 (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)

OFFENSIVE: Luke Falk, SR, QB, Washington State
• In WSU’s 52-23 win over Oregon State, Falk completed 37-of-49 passes (75.5 percent) for 396 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions.
• Falk’s six touchdown passes pushed his career total to 98, passing Jared Goff (Cal) for 4th-most in Pac-12 history.
• Falk recorded his eighth career 5-TD game and tied a WSU record with six touchdown passes.
• Falk threw for 396 yards, upping his career total to 11,793, 5th-most in Pac-12 history and tallied 380 yards of total offense, upping his career total to 11,521, 7th-most in Pac-12 history.

DEFENSIVE: Devante Downs, SR, LB, California
• Downs totaled a career-high and game-high-tying 14 tackles, 2.0 sacks (-13 yards) and 3.0 tackles for loss (-21 yards). He added his fifth career interception and second of the season in leading Cal to a 27-16 win over Ole Miss.
• Downs is also the Pac-12’s leading tackler, and tied for 14th nationally, over the first three games of the 2017 campaign with 10.7 tackles per game.
• Downs has been key in leading a Cal defense that has allowed an average of 22.0 points per game in the opening three contests after giving up 42.6 points per game in 2016.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Dante Pettis, SR, PR, Washington
• Pettis tied two NCAA records and one school record in the sixth-ranked Huskies’ 48-16 win over Fresno State.
• Pettis returned a punt 77 yards for a touchdown, tying the NCAA record for career punt return TDs, with his eighth.
• He’s also the third player in NCAA history to return a punt for a score in three consecutive games, as he also did it against Rutgers and Montana. He’s already tied the UW record for single-season punt return TDs with three this year (with at least nine games to play).
• He also had five receptions for 92 yards and three touchdowns, scoring from four, seven and 73 yards to tie his career high for TD receptions in a game. And for good measure, he also completed a 39-yard pass to tight end Hunter Bryant on Washington’s first offensive play of the game.

OFFENSIVE: Brandon Dawkins, ARIZ; Manny Wilkins, ASU; Jake Curhan, CAL; Steven Montez, COLO; Royce Freeman, ORE; Bryce Love, STAN; Darren Andrews, UCLA; Deontay Burnett, USC; Tyler Huntley, UTAH.
DEFENSIVE: Colin Schooler, ARIZ; Troye Dye, ORE; Harrison Phillips, STAN; Christian Rector, USC; Sunia Tauteoli, UTAH; Frankie Luvu, WSU.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Shun Brown, ARIZ; Dylan Klumph, CAL; Chase McGrath, USC; Matt Gay, UTAH.

  Offensive Defensive Special Teams
Sep. 5 Josh Rosen, UCLA Devante Downs, CAL Jake Olsen, USC
Sept. 11 Sam Darnold, USC Peyton Pelluer, WSU Dante Pettis, WASH
Sept. 17 Luke Falk, WSU Devante Downs, CAL Dante Pettis, WASH
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