Osweiler, a sophomore from Kalispell, Mont., came off the bench when starter Steven Threet suffered a head injury in the first quarter and completed 27 of 38 passes for 380 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in Arizona State’s come-from-behind 55-34 win against UCLA. Osweiler also rushed six times for 35 yards, including a 15-yard TD run, and avoided being sacked.
Thomas, a junior from Marietta, Ga., recorded nine tackles, including 3.5 for loss and 2.5 sacks in the 38-0 win against Oregon State. He also forced a fumble and added a pass breakup, leading the Cardinal to its third shutout of the season. It’s the first time Stanford has had three shutouts in the same season since 1969.
Miles, a sophomore from Peoria, Ariz., returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown in Arizona State’s win against UCLA. Miles became the third different Sun Devil player who has returned a kickoff for a touchdown in 2010. The three kickoff returns for touchdowns set an ASU school record -- and tied a Pac-10 record -- for the most in a single season.
Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were quarterbacks Nick Foles of Arizona, Darron Thomas of Oregon, Andrew Luck of Stanford, Richard Brehaut of UCLA and running back Chris Polk of Washington. Also nominated on defense were safety Eddie Elder of Arizona State, linebacker Casey Matthews of Oregon, safety Tony Burnett of USC and linebacker Mason Foster of Washington. Also nominated on special teams were place kickers Nate Whitaker of Stanford, Kai Forbath of UCLA, Joe Houston of USC and punter Kiel Rasp of Washington.