CREEK, Calif.-Junior quarterback Jordan
Webb was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week on Monday for his
performance in the University of Colorado's 35-34 come-from-behind win at
Washington State this past Saturday.
Mo., native completed 29 of his 42 passes for 345 yards and two touchdowns and
ran for two more scores in the contest as well. His second rushing touchdown came with nine
seconds left on a fourth-and-goal from the WSU 4-yard line, tying the contest
momentarily at 34 before placekicker Will
Oliver knocked through the PAT to score the Buffaloes' winning point.
play, Webb had the option of calling his own number or throwing a pass depending
on how the defense set up. He saw a lack
of defenders up the middle and was able to race into the end zone untouched on
a quarterback draw. His first rushing
touchdown was a 1-yard run in the third quarter following a Washington State
passing touchdowns were a 16-yard connection to freshman wide receiver Nelson Spruce in the first quarter
(tying the contest at seven) and a 70-yard strike to senior tight end Nick Kasa in the fourth quarter
(cutting the WSU lead to 31-21).
with a 149.0 passer rating and earned 19 total first downs-16 passing and three
rushing-and helped lead an offense that picked up 255 yards and three
touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Colorado's first Pac-12 Player of the Week honor of the season and fourth
overall as Webb joins Paul Richardson
(Sept. 10, 2011 vs. California), Travis
Sandersfeld (Nov. 12, 2011 vs. Arizona) and Jon Major (Nov. 25, 2011 at Utah) as Buffs who have earned the
also named Oregon linebacker Jordan Clay defensive player of the week and Oregon
State punter Keith Kostol special teams player of the week. Clay had 13 tackles, two for a loss, and a
sack in the Ducks' 49-0 win over No. 22 Arizona, while Kostol averaged 43.9
yards per punt in his second career game and placed four balls inside the
20-yard line in OSU's victory over No. 19 UCLA.
Monday, Webb was named the Colorado collegiate player of the week as selected
by the state's chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football
Hall of Fame, and he was nominated for the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Pac-12 Player
of the Week Award.