Oregon St. kicker Justin Kahut was named the Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week, and defensive tackle Stephen Paea the conference Defensive Player of the Week, for the games they had Saturday in the Beavers' 36-7 win over USC.
Paea recorded six tackles, 2.5 of which were for losses, including a sack. Paea also forced a fumble, giving him eight for his career, which is the school record. Oregon St.'s defense held USC to 255 yards of total offense. The Trojans entered the contest averaging 446.9 yards.
Kahut hit all three of his field goal attempts, from 34, 38, and 35 yards), as well as connecting on all three PATs. Kahut also had a possibly score saving tackle on kickoff coverage.
Jacquizz Rodgers was nominated for offensive player of the week, on the strength of his 128 yard rushing and 43 yards receiving night,but Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, whom the Beavers will face Saturday, received the award.
Luck completed 16 of his 20 passes (80%) for 235 yards and two touchdowns in the Cardinal's 48-14 BIg Game win over California. Luck added 72 yards rushing on three carries, including a career long 58 yard first quarter run that included running over a Bear defensive back. Luck led Stanford to scores on each of their first eight possessions of the game, producing a Stanford record high points against Cal.