Each Sunday the Pac-12 blog is going to pick what we think are the best plays from the weekend.
And because we know you crave polls, we're letting you pick which play you think is the best and we'll crown it Pac-12 blog Play of the Week. All four nominees will receive this certificate of achievement after they print it out and fill in their name.
If you see something you think deserves to be nominated in the future, tweet it at the Pac-12 blog with the hashtag #PlayOfTheWeek.
Later in the week, we'll visit the results of this poll with some insight from your Pac-12 bloggers.
This week, I'm going to go out on a limb and say we have a pretty obvious winner. But that shouldn't take away from the other performances. Here are your nominees this week:
1. The Spruce is Loose
With the Buffs trailing 3-0 late in the first quarter, Sefo Liufau looked to his favorite target, Nelson Spruce, to make something happen. Seeing Spruce with one-on-one coverage on the outside, Liufau let it fly. Spruce took a little stutter step and then cruised in for a 71-yard score.
2. The Talented Mr. Clay
Kaelin Clay talked to the Pac-12 blog about his 66-yard punt return for a touchdown and subsequent Heisman pose: “In pregame we saw [they were] kind of out-kicking his coverage so I knew we'd have a chance to return the ball and we set up great blocks. The rest is history … [Striking the Heisman pose] was one of those things that just happened. I didn't plan it or anything. It was the right time. I didn't want it to make it seem like it was a one-person show. It just happened. Take nothing away from my punt return team because without them that wouldn't have happened.”
3. Hill Mary, Full of Grace
So, that was awesome. Feel free to watch it a couple of fifty times. Trailing 28-6 at the half, the Wildcats slowly clawed their way back into the game before finally erupting for 36 points in the fourth quarter. A lot has to go into this kind of a comeback. But when it all culminates with a 47-yard Hail Mary from Anu Solomon to Austin Hill, it simply becomes immortal.
4. Look What I Found!
Things weren't going so well for Washington early on. And then, in the second half, the Huskies could do no wrong. Already leading 35-14 in the fourth quarter, linebacker John Timu played the tip-drill game to perfection and returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown to put UW ahead 42-14.