Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Some quick hits that got overlooked during the midseason reviews.
Four Pac-10 players were among the 20 quarterfinalists for the annual Lott Trophy: USC safety Taylor Mays, Arizona State linebacker Mike Nixon, UCLA defensive tackle Brian Price and UCLA cornerback Alterraun Verner.
Six Pac-10 players made The Sporting News' midseason All-American team: Mays, Stanford running Toby Gerhart, USC offensive guard Jeff Byers, USC linebacker Chris Galippo, UCLA kicker Kai Forbath and Stanford kicker returner Chris Owusu.
Galippo is among 16 semifinalists for the Butkus Award.
USC quarterback Matt Barkley was named the O’Brien Quarterback Award’s Quarterback of the Week. Barkley passed for 380 yards and two touchdowns in the Trojans 34-27 win at Notre Dame.
USC tight end Anthony McCoy was named John Mackey Tight End of the Week. The senior recorded five receptions for 153 yards and set up two touchdowns and a field goal in a 34-27 victory over Notre Dame. His yardage was the most by a tight end in a single game in USC history.