Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
No surprises with this week's Pac-10 players of the week.
Oregon State running back Jacquizz Rodgers, Washington linebacker Mason Foster and Oregon kick returner Kenjon Barner earned honors from the conference office Monday.
Rodgers, a sophomore, rushed 33 times for a career-high 189 yards (5.7 average) and four touchdowns in Oregon State’s 38-28 win against Stanford. He also had five receptions for 82 yards (16.4) to account for 271 all-purpose yards. The four rushing touchdowns tied the Oregon State single-game record. Rodgers’ brother, receiver James, was named offensive player of the week last week after the Beavers' win over Arizona State.
Foster, a junior, keyed the defense in the Huskies’ 36-33 win against Arizona. Most notably, he scored the game-winning touchdown on a 37-yard interception return off a deflected pass. He also posted a game-high 11 tackles, nine solo, including one tackle for loss.
Barner, a freshman, sparked Oregon in the Ducks’ 24-10 win at UCLA. With Oregon trailing 3-0, he returned the opening kickoff of the second half 100 yards for a touchdown, and the Ducks never trailed again.
Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were wide receiver Kyle Williams of Arizona State, running back LaMichael James of Oregon and quarterbacks Jake Locker of Washington and Nick Foles of Arizona. Also nominated on defense were ends Lawrence Guy of Arizona State and Kenny Rowe of Oregon, safety Cameron Collins of Oregon State and linebacker Akeem Ayers of UCLA. Also nominated for special teams play were punters/kickers Johnny Hekker of Oregon State, Alex Zendejas of Arizona and Jeff Locke of UCLA.