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Lee named Pac-12 player of the week

USC receiver Marqise Lee was named the Pac-12 conference's special-teams player of the week Monday for his performance in last week's game against Washington.

Lee, a freshman, took the opening kickoff of the second half back 88 yards for a touchdown. It was his first special-teams score of the year, although he has found the end zone eight times among his 52 catches for 732 yards.

This is Lee's first such conference award. USC's Matt Barkley and Robert Woods have also earned conference player of the week honors this season.

Also nominated for awards from the USC side were running back Curtis McNeal and defensive end Nick Perry. McNeal carried the ball 18 times for 148 yards and two touchdowns against the Huskies; Perry recorded 2.5 sacks to boost his season total to 7.5.

Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday and Colorado defensive back Travis Sandersfeld were the respective winners of those awards.