For Immediate Release:
The Pac-12 is pleased to announce our Week 4 Players of the week from our third week of action in our recreated 2019 season.
Offensive Player of the Week:
Anthony Gordon, QB, Washington State Cougars
30-of-53, 355 yards, 3 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 17 rushing yards
Gordon and the Cougars lit up the scoreboards for 45 points against the hapless Idaho team as the senior signal-caller completed 30 passes for 355 yards and three scores. He was sacked two times and still was able to put forth 17 rushing yards as well, showing off some of his athleticism in the process. It’s a great step in the right direction towards what is shaping up to potentially be a record-setting year for the Cougars QB. They’ve risen to No. 19 in the rankings and sit at 3-1 on the year.
Defensive Player of the Week:
Lamone Williams, DE, Oregon State Beavers
3 solo tackles, 6 total tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles
Williams helped power the Beavers defense to a 7-point allowance in the second half against San Diego State, slowing down their rushing attack and crushing the passing game for SDSU. Williams finished with four total tackles for loss and two sacks, both sacks coming in the fourth quarter that pushed the SDSU offense into tough situations. Williams had two forced fumbles, one that was recovered by Oregon State that set up the game-winning touchdown with just 2:44 remaining.
Coach of the Week:
Herm Edwards, Arizona State
Coach Edwards lost his starting quarterback in Jayden Daniels in the third quarter but still was able to run his offense and rely on his defense in a victory over Stanford. The Sun Devils get their lead man back for a much-anticipated matchup against USC this coming weekend but if Edwards continues to make the right decisions and personnel calls, ASU may be able to take down the Trojans.