LaMichael James, Lance Mitchell, and Clayton York Earn Pac-12 Player of the Week Honors

October 10, 2011

Oregon running back and Heisman Trophy candidate LaMichael James, Oregon State safety Lance Mitchell, and Oregon State fullback Clayton York, have been named Pac-12 Players of the Week.

James posted his third-consecutive game of 200 or more rushing yards, as he ran for 239 yards on 30 carries while scoring one touchdown in just over three quarters of play. James helped the Ducks blow open an otherwise close game that found them trailing Cal 15-14 at halftime.

The Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week had four carries of over 30 yards before leaving with an elbow injury in the second half. He is first Pac-12 player since Marcus Allen in 1981 to have three-straight games of at least 200 rushing yards.

Mitchell made seven tackles (five solo), and posted his sixth career interception to help the Beavers get their first win of the season, 37-27 over Arizona. Mitchell also recovered a fumble, broke up a pass, and made a 13-yard reception for a first down on a fake punt.

York, a walk-on had his first career punt block and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown to give the Oregon State a 14-0 lead.

Other Offensive Nominees included Brock Osweiler of ASU; Keenan Allen of Cal; Sean Mannion of OSU; Andrew Luck of Stanford; and Nelson Rosario of UCLA.

Defensive Nominees included Clint Floyd of ASU; D.J. Holt of Cal; Delano Howell of Stanford; Andrew Abbott of UCLA; and Trevor Reilly of Utah.

Special Teams Nominees included Alex Garoutte of ASU; Giorgio Tavecchio of Cal; Max Bergen of Stanford; and Josh Smith of UCLA.

By Staff of The Daily Sports Herald

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