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Week 7 Pac-12 Players of the Week

Joshua Kelley couldn’t be stopped!

NCAA Football: Stanford at UCLA Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

For Immediate Release

Utilizing our simulated season for the seventh week of the 2019 Pac-12 Football season — we saw some incredible performances. Of note, those were as follows:

Offensive Player of the Week:

Joshua Kelley, RB, UCLA Bruins

32 carries, 149 yards, 4 TD

Kelley was able to run past the California Golden Bears on multiple occasions and scored a national-best four rushing touchdowns this weekend. It was because of his efforts that the Bruins secured the game-winning field goal in the fourth quarter as he led them with three straight first-down runs to ice the game. His four rushing scores outdid the entire Cal offensive attack in the 31-28 victory and gives him nearly 10 total rushing scores this season. Let it be known, Kelley is an every-down back and every bit as difficult to be tackled with the ball in his hands.

Defensive Player of the Week:

Christian Young, S, Arizona Wildcats

6 total tackles, 4 solo tackles, 1 TFL, 2 FF, 1 FR, 1 INT, 1 TD

Young actually kicked off the scoring for the Wildcats in their upset victory over the USC Trojans, picking off Kedon Slovis’ second pass attempt and returning it 55 yards for a touchdown. He then tallied up an even more impressive stat line with six total tackles, including one for a loss and two forced fumbles. He recovered a fumble on a punt return as well, doubling his duties in the runaway victory for Arizona.

Coach of the Week:

Kevin Sumlin, Arizona Wildcats

Sumlin took his Wildcats into LA and cruised past the Trojans. His gameplan to stop the Air Raid attack from offensive coordinator Graham Harrell and Co. worked tremendously as they shutdown Slovis and picked him off twice, returning them both for touchdowns. Sumlin also gets kudos for keeping the pedal to the metal in this one, as they were up by two scores nearing halftime, they chose to run the two-minute drill with just :54 seconds remaining. It was ultimately the 32-yard field goal to close out the first half that pushed the lead to three possessions and became insurmountable for USC. Sumlin and his team executed a perfect gameplan on Saturday.

Reminder, this is a fictional take on our recreation of the 2019 NCAA football season using last year’s updated rosters and playing the games in NCAA Football 14 on a Playstation3. For more information, check out our intro story.