Pac-12 All-Conference picks: Utah and Stanford combine for 13 players

After an early loss to Northwestern, Kevin Hogan has had the Stanford offense humming along -- averaging 9.5 yards a pass and 45 points a game. Harry How/Getty Images

Presenting your All-Pac-12 midseason team. For the sake of this post, we went with two running backs and two wide receivers for offense and a 3-4 base defense.


QB Kevin Hogan, Stanford: Hogan has the highest adjusted QBR of any Pac-12 quarterback and is averaging a Pac-12-best 9.5 yards per pass attempt.

RB Devontae Booker, Utah: Booker averages 27 carries per game. He has eight rushing touchdowns and no fumbles on 161 carries.

RB Royce Freeman, Oregon: Freeman leads all Pac-12 rushers with 997 yards, nine rushing touchdowns and 36 carries of 10-plus yards.

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC: Smith has tallied a conference-best 758 receiving yards. His 19.4 yards per catch is more than 3.5 yards better than the closest top-10 conference receiver.

WR Gabe Marks, Washington State: Marks has accounted for more first downs (29) and catches (49) than any other Pac-12 receiver.

TE Austin Hooper, Stanford: Hooper has been a matchup nightmare for opponents this season. He has three touchdowns on 15 receptions.

OT JJ Dielman, Utah: The Utes have given up just seven sacks this season, giving Travis Wilson a chance to get the offense going.

OT Kyle Murphy, Stanford: No left tackle has been better in 2015 or more important to his O-line.

OG Josh Garnett, Stanford: Garnett allowed Christian McCaffrey to have a breakout season and Hogan to continue his growth at quarterback.

OG Cam Hunt, Oregon: Hunt has helped the Ducks average a Pac-12-best 297 rushing yards per game despite multiple quarterback changes.

C Saiosi Aiono, Utah: Aiono has great chemistry with Wilson and has provided a base for the Utah offense.


DL Kenny Clark, UCLA: Clark has helped anchor UCLA’s D-line despite personnel issues. He has 3.5 tackles for loss and three pass breakups.

DL DeForest Buckner, Oregon: Buckner has been the Ducks’ only pass-rush presence. He has nine TFL, five sacks and four pass breakups.

DL Kyle Kragen, Cal: Kragen leads the Bears with 35 tackles, and he has five sacks and six TFL in six games.

LB Gionni Paul, Utah: Paul leads the Utes with 50 tackles, 3.5 TFL, two interceptions and four passes defended.

LB Salamo Fiso, Arizona State: Fiso leads the Pac-12 with 13.5 TFL and has 59 tackles, one sack and one pass breakup.

LB Su’a Cravens, USC: The junior has 41 tackles, including 5.5 TFL and three sacks. He has one interception, one pass breakup and one forced fumble.

LB Blake Martinez, Stanford: Martinez leads the league in tackles, averaging 12.6 per game.

DB Adoree’ Jackson, USC: Quarterbacks have avoided Jackson, keeping his stat line low. He has 14 tackles and one pass breakup.

DB Marcus Williams, Utah: Williams leads the Pac-12 with four interceptions and has recorded five defended passes.

DB Budda Baker, Washington: Baker has been the backbone of the Huskies’ secondary. The safety has 22 tackles and four pass breakups.

DB Dominique Hatfield, Utah: Hatfield has helped make Utah the best pass defense in the league. He has three picks and three defended passes.


K Aidan Schneider, Oregon: Schneider has hit 11 of 12 field goals (a conference-best FG percentage), including 3-of-3 from 40-plus yards.

P Tom Hackett, Utah: Hackett has placed 10 punts inside opponents’ 10-yard line (next-best punter in Pac-12 has done it three times).

R Christian McCaffrey, Stanford: If the conference weren’t so deep at running back, he’d be listed there, too. He has 502 return yards.