Oregon State beavers cornerback Rashaad Reynolds and Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota were named, respectively, the defensive and offensive players of the week by the Pac-12 conference.
As you’re probably already sick of hearing about, Mariota led the Ducks to a 45-24 victory over the Washington Huskies in Seattle. Mariota, who actually played in a fourth quarter for one of the few times in his Oregon career, threw for 366 yards and three touchdowns. He also added 88 yards rushing and another touchdown on the ground. In a year when nobody has truly solidified themselves as the Hesiman favorite, Mariota’s exceptional play is starting to turn heads around the country.
Although Rashaad Reynolds isn’t the household name that Mariota is, his performance on Saturday was no less impressive. Against a pass-happy Washington State team, Reynolds had two interceptions and forced two fumbles, helping the Beavers beat the Cougars 52-24.
(Oh, and Utah kicker Andy Phillips was named the special teams player of the week. Phillips made two field goals in Utah’s huge upset over the Stanford Cardinal.)
[Source: Oregon Live]