Arizona Wildcats running back J.J. Taylor has been named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week after having a career day in the win at Oregon State, it was announced Monday.
Taylor rushed for a career-high 284 yards on 27 carries along with two touchdowns, leading UA to a 35-14 victory. The 284 yards are an FBS single-game best this season and the fourth-best single-game total in UA history.
Taylor is the 15th player in Arizona history to rush for 200+ yards in a game. He also returned a kickoff for 21 yards.
UA linebacker Colin Schooler was nominated for Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week after recording 10 tackles (four for loss) and a sack, but Washington linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven won the award after logging 20 tackles and two forced fumbles.
USC defensive lineman Jay Tufele was named Special Teams Player of the Week after blocking a field goal in USC’s 39-36 win over Washington State.