Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, USC safety T.J. McDonald and UCLA kicker Kai Forbath of UCLA have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week.
Luck, a sophomore from Houston, Texas, completed 23 of 32 passes for 293 yards with two touchdowns (45, 5 yards) and no interceptions in the 42-17 win over Arizona. He also rushed three times for 25 yards, bringing his season total to 370 rushing yards, most ever in a single season by a Stanford quarterback. He now has 22 touchdown passes on the season, which is tied for fourth on Stanford’s single-season list.
McDonald, a sophomore from Fresno, Calif., blocked a punt and had a game-high 13 tackles in the Trojans 34-33 win over Arizona State. He also partially blocked another punt and he downed a punt at the ASU 4-yard line. McDonald tops USC in tackles (68) and interceptions (3) in 2010.
Forbath, a senior from Pacific Palisades, Calif., kicked a 51-yard game-winning field goal with no time left on the clock to lift the Bruins to a 17-14 victory over Oregon State. After missing a potential game-winning field goal from 46 yards out with 1:17 remaining, Forbath redeemed himself with the game-winner as time expired. It was his 10th career field goal from 50 or more yards.
Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were wide receiver Gerell Robinson of Arizona State, running back Shane Vereen of California, offensive lineman Mark Asper of Oregon, quarterback Richard Brehaut of UCLA, and running back Marc Tyler of USC. Also nominated on defense were cornerback Omar Bolden of Arizona State, defensive end Cameron Jordan of California, linebacker Talmadge Jackson III of Oregon, safety Delano Howell of Stanford, and linebacker Sean Westgate of UCLA. Also nominated on special teams were cornerback LeQuan Lewis of Arizona State, punter Bryan Anger of California, kick returner Josh Huff or Oregon, punt returner Drew Terrell of Stanford, and offensive tackle Tyron Smith of USC.