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Pac-12 players of the week

Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday, Colorado defensive back Travis Sandersfeld and USC kick returner/wide receiver Marqise Lee have been named Pac-12 Players of the Week.

From the Pac-12's official release:

Halliday, a redshirt freshman from Spokane, Wash., came off the bench to throw for 494 yards and four touchdowns in the Cougars’ 37-27 win over Arizona State. Halliday entered the game on WSU’s third possession and finished the night 27-of-36 with no interceptions. His passing total was the second-highest in school history and shattered the previous freshman mark of 385 yards, held by Drew Bledsoe. Halliday’s 494 yards also marked the highest total by a Pac-12 quarterback this season, the 10th-best passing total in conference history and the most yards ever thrown by a freshman in the conference.

Sandersfeld, a senior from Limon, Colo., played all 76 snaps at nickel back in Colorado’s 48-29 win over Arizona. He tallied 14 tackles, 11 of which were solo. His three tackles for loss totaled 13 yards, including a sack for nine yards. Sandersfeld also added an interception as the Buffaloes picked up their first Pac-12 victory.

Lee, a freshman from Inglewood, Calif., returned the opening kickoff of the second half 88 yards for a touchdown in USC’s 40-17 win over Washington. Lee also had a game-high nine receptions for 74 yards and a 9-yard touchdown. He has three kickoff returns this season for 128 yards (42.7 average) and is second on the team in receiving with 52 receptions for 732 yards (14.1 average) and eight touchdowns.

Also Nominated (Offense): Isi Sofele, CAL; Rodney Stewart, COLO; Josh Huff, ORE; Griff Whalen, STAN; Curtis McNeal, USC; John White, UTAH.

Also Nominated (Defense): Mychal Kendricks, CAL; Terrell Turner, ORE; Trent Murphy, STAN; Nick Perry, USC; Conroy Black, UTAH; Deone Bucannon, WSU.

Also Nominated (Special Teams): Jamal Miles, ASU; Jackson Rice, ORE; Sean Sellwood, UTAH.