Oct. 7, 2002
WALNUT CREEK - Quarterback Kyle Boller of California, linebacker Marcus Reese of UCLA and kicker Drew Dunning of Washington State have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week in football.
Boller, a senior from Newhall, Calif., led California to a 34-27 road upset of No. 12-ranked Washington. The win snapped a 19-game Husky winning streak against the Golden Bears. Boller completed 13 of 24 passes for 266 yards, no interceptions and a career-high five touchdown passes. Boller averaged 20.5 yards per completion and his touchdown passes covered 40, 8, 55, 23 and 2 yards. Boller becomes the first player to be named Pac-10 player of the week twice this season, having also earned the honor after Cal's victory at Michigan State.
Reese, a senior from San Jose, Calif., led the UCLA defense in a 43-35 upset road win at Oregon State. Reese recorded six tackles, four solo, including two tackles for loss, one of which resulted in a safety for the Bruins. The UCLA defense limited OSU to 14 first downs, 93 yards rushing, 353 yards total offense and picked off two passes.
Dunning, a junior from Issaquah, Wash., played a key role in Washington State's 30-27 upset overtime win against USC. Dunning connected on three-of-four field goals, including a 35-yard boot with 1:50 remaining that tied the game and another 35-yarder in overtime to win the game.
Others nominated for offensive player of the week honors were running backs Onterrio Smith of Oregon and Tyler Ebell of UCLA, quarterbacks Jason Gesser of Washington State, Cody Pickett of Washington and Andrew Walter of Arizona State and receiver Bobby Wade of Arizona. Also nominated on defense were end Terrell Suggs of Arizona State, tackle Rien Long of Washington State, safety Keith Lewis of Oregon and linebacker Spencer Larsen of Arizona. Kickers Jared Siegel of Oregon and John Anderson of Washington, punters Nate Fikse of UCLA and Tyler Fredrickson of California and return man Bobby Wade of Arizona were nominated for special teams play.
2002 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Week Offense Defense Special Teams
Aug. 31 Carson Palmer, QB, USC Will Derting, OLB, WSU Michael Jolivette, CB, ARIZ Sep. 7 Reggie Williams, WR, WASH Brandon Chillar, OLB, UCLA Hakim Hill, RS, ASU Sep. 14 Kyle Boller, QB, CAL Troy Polamalu, SS, USC Jemeel Powell, PR, CAL Sep. 21 Steven Jackson, TB, OSU Marquis Cooper, ILB, WASH Mark Jensen, PK, CAL Sep. 28 Jason Gesser, QB, WSU Omar Nazel, DE, USC Ryan Killeen, PK, USC Oct. 5 Kyle Boller, QB, CAL Marcus Reese, MLB, UCLA Drew Dunning, PK, WSU