Pac-12 Performance Awards, presented by Nextiva – Football Week 3

SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 at the moment introduced its 2022 soccer season’s third weekly efficiency awards, presented by Nextiva. See beneath for Week 3’s recognitions throughout the Conference and hold observe of the 2022 Offensive Player of the Year watchlist right here:

OFFENSE: Michael Penix Jr., Jr., QB, Washington (Tampa, Fla.)

  • Penix Jr. saved his early-season roll going with a terrific sport to beat No. 11 Michigan State, 39-28.
  • Completed 24-of-40 passes for 397 yards, no interceptions and 4 touchdowns, whereas additionally avoiding any sacks for the third sport in a row (Michigan State entered the week because the NCAA chief in sacks.
  • Led the Huskies to touchdowns on 5 of their six drives.
  • His 397 yards rank No. 8 on the UW single-sport passing yards record, whereas his 4 TD passes are tied for No. 8, matching the whole he put up within the season opener.
  • With 10 landing passes, he is tied for fourth within the nation, one behind the leaders.
  • First UW participant to earn Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week since RB Myles Gaskin within the closing week of the 2019 season and first UW QB to do it since Jake Browning in November 2017. Penix Jr. was a 2-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week at Indiana in 2019.

Also nominated: Bo NixQB, Oregon; Cameron RisingQB, Utah; Chance NolanQB, Oregon State; Jayden de LauraQB, Arizona; Jake BoboWR, UCLA; Travis DyeRB, USC; Cameron WardQB, Washington State

Check out the 2022 Offensive Player of the Year Watchlist, presented by Nextiva, to study extra.

DEFENSE: Daiyan Henley, RS Sr., LB, Washington State (Los Angeles, Calif.)

  • Had an enormous day in WSU’s 38-7 victory over Colorado State, registering a sport-excessive 13 tackles, 5 solo, 3 sacks and two compelled fumbles.
  • As he did towards Wisconsin the earlier week, he began quick with 5 tackles, together with a sack, within the first quarter.
  • Led a Cougar protection that held Colorado State to a late-sport landing and simply 249 complete yards on offense.
  • Ranks fourth within the Pac-12 in tackles and leads or tied for the lead in sacks, tackles-for-loss and compelled fumbles.
  • Per PFF, he had the second-greatest linebacker defensive grade within the nation in Week 3, and one of the best within the Pac-12. Also had one of the best total defensive grade within the Pac-12 final week. Owns one of the best defensive grade amongst all Pac-12 gamers for the season.
  • First WSU participant to take residence this award this season after three completely different Cougars received it final 12 months (George Hicks III, Jahad Woods and Armani Marsh) together with the ultimate two weeks of the season.

Also nominated: Karen ReidLB, Utah; Brandon DorlusDE, Oregon; Jerry RobertsLB, Arizona; Solomon ByrdDL, USC; Darius MuasauLB, UCLA; Rejjohn WrightDB, Oregon State

SPECIAL TEAMS: Nicholas Barr-Mira, RS Jr., Okay, UCLA (Palos Verdes, Calif.)

  • Barr-Mira transformed all 4 of his discipline aim makes an attempt, together with the sport-successful kick on the sport’s closing play, to assist the Bruins defeat South Alabama 32-31.
  • In addition to the sport-deciding kick which got here from 24 yards out, Barr-Mira added a profession-lengthy 49-yard discipline aim within the first quarter.
  • The complete of 4 discipline objectives kicked was additionally a profession greatest mark for the redshirt junior. He totaled 14 factors in all on the day.
  • Second time Barr-Mira has received this award, additionally incomes it in Week 6 of final season.

Also nominated: Anthony GouldWR/PR, Oregon State; Devaughn VeleWR/PR, Utah; Camden LewisOkay, Oregon; Kyle OstendorpP, Arizona; Dennis LynchPK, USC

OFFENSIVE LINE: Troy Fautanu, So., LT, Washington (Henderson, Nev.)

  • Fautanu was the Huskies’ prime-rated lineman in Washington’s 39-28 victory over No. 11 Michigan State on Saturday.
  • Washington rolled up 503 yards of complete offense and held Michigan State, who entered the week because the nationwide chief in sacks, to no sacks and only one sort out for loss (for a one-yard loss). The beginning O-line has but to permit a sack this season.
  • Washington’s offense scored a landing on 5 of the primary six drives vs. the Spartans, rolling to a 29-8 lead at halftime.
  • Only the second Washington participant to earn this award because it was created previous to the 2019 season. Luke Wattenberg took it residence in Week 3 of the 2020 season.

Also nominated: Malaesala Aumavae-LauluRT, Oregon; Jonah MonheimRT, USC; Braeden DanielsLT, Utah; Paiton FearsRT, Arizona; Jake LevengoodC, Oregon State


Co-DEFENSIVE LINE: Hunter Echols, RS Sr., DL, Arizona (Los Angeles, Calif.)

  • Echols made a season-excessive 2.0 tackles for a lack of 13 yards within the 31-28 win over North Dakota State on Saturday.
  • Recorded one sack for a lack of 12 yards and compelled a pivotal fumble to assist the Wildcats come from behind within the victory. It marked the primary compelled fumble of his profession. He recorded 4 solo tackles and 4 assists.
  • On NDSU’s first drive of the second quarter, Echols sacked Bisons QB Cam Miller for a lack of 12 yards and compelled the ball out for a fumble, the fumble was recovered by linebacker Jerry Roberts. The offense then marched down the sector, going 83 yards on 10 performs and scoring a landing on a seven-yard rush by QB Jayden de Laura to offer Arizona a 14-7 lead with 5:45 left within the first half.
  • Second time within the final 3 weeks an Arizona participant has received the award after Jalen Harris received it Week 1. Only different time an Arizona participant has taken this honor was Kyon Barrs in Week 10 of final season.
  • First time a Pac-12 soccer participant of the week award has been shared since 2008 when USC’s CJ Gable and OSU’s James Rodgers have been co-Special Teams Players of the Week.

Co-DEFENSIVE LINE: Brandon Dorlus, Jr., DE, Oregon (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

  • Led Oregon with a profession-excessive seven tackles within the Ducks’ dominant win over then-No. 12 BYU.
  • Added 1.5 tackles for loss and half a sack, his thirteenth profession sport with a number of TFLs.
  • Earned a stable 77.1 tackling grade from Pro Football Focus.
  • First time successful this award for Dorlus, with Oregon taking it residence 3 times final 12 months. In 2021, Kayvon Thibodeaux received it twice and Bradyn Swinson was honored after the Ducks’ Week 2 win at Ohio State.

Also nominated: Solomon ByrdDL, USC; Gabe ReidDE, Utah; Thomas SioDL, Oregon State

FRESHMAN: Ja’Lynn Polk, RS Fr., WR, Washington (Lufikn, Texas)

  • Polk set new profession highs in Washington’s 39-28 win over then-No. 11 Michigan State, catching six passes for 153 yards and three touchdowns.
  • His three landing catches tie for second-most in UW single-sport historical past. Polk’s three TDs have been from eight, 17 and 53 yards out, and gave the Huskies, on the time of every, leads of seven-0, 29-8 and 36-14. The second landing got here with simply 4 seconds remaining earlier than halftime.
  • Last Washington participant to be named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week was LB Carson Bruener in Week 9 of final 12 months.

Also nominated: Lander BartonLB, Utah; Jaden HicksSafety, Washington State; Jonah ColemanRB, Arizona; Jordan JamesRB, Oregon; Damien MartinezRB, Oregon State

date Offensive Defensive Special Teams Offensive
Defensive Line Freshman
Sept. 6 Jayden from Laura, Arizona Jaydon Grant, Oregon State Carter Brown, Arizona State Brandon Kipper, Oregon State Jalen Harris, Arizona Jayden Ott, California
Sept. 12 Caleb Williams, USC Kitan Oladapo, Oregon State Renard Bell, Washington State Jarrett Kingston, Washington State Tuli Tuipulotu, USC Jayden Ott, California
Sept. 19 Michael Penix Jr., Washington Daiyan Henley, Washington State Nicholas Barr-Mira, UCLA Troy Fautanu, Washington Hunter Echols, Arizona & Brandon Dorlus, Oregon Ja’Lynn Polk, Washington

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