Pac-12 Performance Awards, presented by Nextiva – Football Week 11

San Francisco – Today, the Pac-12 announced its 11th Weekly Performance Awards for the 2022 football season, which it presented Nextiva. See below for the Week 11 conference honors and track list for the 2022 Offensive Player of the Year over here:

Offensive: Michael Bennix Jr. Jr., QB, Washington (Tampa, FL)

  • He led the Huskies to a 37-34 road win at No. 6 Oregon, passing for 408 yards on 26 of 35 passes. Penix passed for 2 touchdowns, 1 interception, and also rushed for 20 yards on 2 carries.
  • He became the fourth Huskies to ever pass two touchdown passes of 60 yards or more in the same game, connecting with Ja’Lynn Polk on a 76-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and with Taj Davis on a 62-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. The latter was tied at 34-34.
  • The 408 yards were seventh all-time by a Husky in a single game.
  • For the second time this season, Penix won this award, previously winning it in week three. First Husky to earn Offensive Player of the Week twice in a season since RB Louis Rankin in 2007 and first UW QB to do so since Marques Tuiasosopo in 1999.

Also recommended: Jayden DeLauraQB, AZ; Tavion ThomasR.B., Utah; Zac CharbonnetRB, UCLA; Damian MartinezRB, Oregon; Caleb WilliamsQB , USC ; Nakia WatsonRB, Washington State; X ValadaiRB, Arizona;

scan the 2022 Offensive Player of the Year Watchlist, courtesy of Nextivato learn more.

Defense: Tully Tuipuluto, Jr., DL, USC (Hawthorne, CA)

  • Once again, the Trojans shone defensively in their 55-17 victory over Colorado at the Coliseum on Friday night. Recorded 3 tackles, with 2.5 for loss and 2.5 sacks. He also recorded one forced fumble and one pass breakup.
  • Lot Impact, Rotary Lombardy Championship semi-finalist, and Bednarik Prize semi-finalist.
  • On the season, Tuipulotu has 32 tackles (17.5 for loss with 11.5 sacks), 3 pass breakups, 2 quarterback hurries, and 2 forced fumbles.
  • His 11.5 sacks this season are the most in a single season by a Trojan since Kenechi Udeze set the USC record with 16.5 sacks in the 2003 season. He leads the nation in sacks with 11.5 on the season (1.15 per game is second in FBS). Tuipulotu now has 19.0 career sacks.
  • He is tied for second in the nation in tackles for loss with 1.8 per game, and leads the Pac-12 Conference in statistics. 17.5 TFL is third in FBS.
  • For the second time this season, Tuipulotu won this award (Week 6) and also won the Defensive Lineman of the Week award 3 times this season (Weeks 2, 6, 10). The first player this season to win Player of the Week honors twice and the first Trojan to do so since LB Rey Maualuga in 2008.
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Also recommended: Jacob MannoLB, Arizona; Brennan JacksonEDGE, Washington State; Peppa will dieDT, Utah; Ryan Cooper JrDB, Oregon

Special Teams: Peyton Henry, Sr., PK, Washington (Danville, CA)

  • For the second week in a row, Henry made a game-winning field goal in the last minute of the game. On Saturday at No. 6 Oregon State, Henry hit a 43-yarder with only 0:51 left on the clock, breaking a 34-34 tie and giving the Huskies a 37-34 victory.
  • 3-for-3 in field goals in the game, making runs of 27 and 30 yards earlier in the game.
  • Second week in a row and third time this season winning this award (fourth and tenth week). Fourth time in his career (Week 9 in 2021). First UW player to receive this award 3 times in the same season since KR/WR Dante Pettis in 2017. Second player to win this award 3 times this season (Stanford’s Joshua Carty) and first UW player to win it 3 times in a season.

Also recommended: Anthony GoldWR/PR, Oregon; Kyle OstendorpP, Arizona; Nick Haber, P, Washington state; James DjunkumLB, Arizona; Adin Sleep DaltonP, USC

Offensive line: Corey Luciano, Sr., C, Washington (Danville, Calif.)

  • He was the highest scoring offensive lineman in Washington’s 37-34 win over No. 6 Oregon in Eugene.
  • The Huskies accumulated 522 yards of total offense: 114 on the ground and 408 in the air, averaging 9.2 yards per game.
  • For the seventh time in 10 games this year, the line also kept Michael Bennix Jr.’s uniform clean, not allowing a sack. In fact, Oregon only managed two losses, by just two yards.
  • The second Washington player to win this award this season with Troy Futano honoring Week 3.
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Also recommended: Joshua Gray LT, Oregon State; Ketone billsLG, Utah; Brett NealonC, USC; Peyton fearsRT, Arizona

Defensive Line: Brennan Jackson, RS Jr., Edge, Washington State (Temecula, Calif.)

  • Accounted for 5 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 tackles-for-loss and a forced fumble in WSU’s 28-18 win over Arizona State.
  • He set the tone early, as on ASU’s first possession, he sacked Trenton Bourguet for a 25-yard loss, forcing ASU to recover it at their own 2-yard line. Jackson added his second sack of the game late in the fourth quarter.
  • According to the PFF, it is the fourth-best passing score among Pac-12 defensive linemen, and the fifth-best defensive score.
  • Jackson leads WSU in sacks with 5 on the season and ranks second in the TFL with 10.5.
  • She won this award for the first time this season after returning home twice last year (Weeks 5 and 7).

Also recommended: Tolly TuipolotoDL, USC; Jalen HarrisDL, Arizona; Jonah Ellisde, utah; James RawlsDL, Oregon; Nesta Jade SilveraDL, Arizona;

Frischmann: Jacob Manu, Sr., LB, AZ (Santa Ana, CA)

  • He tied a career high 10 tackles (5 solo, 5 assists) that led the team. 1 quarterback rushing and 1 pass breakup caught.
  • A member of the defense who recorded a season-high 7 tackles-for-loss. UCLA defense QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson assisted in passing for 245 yards and 1 touchdown.
  • He was held up on a late drive by UCLA to secure a 34-28 win with a stop on Hail Mary that fell incomplete.
  • It marked their first win over a ranked opponent in Arizona since 2018, and their first top-10 win on the road since their win over No. 10 Utah in 2015.
  • The second player from Arizona to win this award this season after WR Tetairoa McMillan won it twice (Weeks 5 and 7). First defensive player from Arizona to win this award since its inception prior to the 2019 season. Second week in a row a defensive player has won this award after an offensive player won it in each of the first nine weeks.
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Also recommended: Peppa will dieDT, Utah; Ralek BrownRB, USC; Damian MartinezRB, Oregon; Jaden HicksSalama, Washington State

Date offensive defensive special teams offensive
defense line student
Sept. 6 Jayden DeLauraArizona Gaydon GrantOregon Carter Brownin Arizona Brandon KipperOregon Jalen HarrisArizona Jaden OttCalifornia
September 12 Caleb WilliamsUSC Ketan OladaboOregon Renard BellWashington State Garrett KingstonWashington State Tolly TuipolotoUSC Jaden OttCalifornia
September 19 Michael Bennix Jr., Washington Diane HenleyWashington State Nicholas Bar MiraUniversity of California Troy FutanoWashington Hunter Echolsand Arizona and Brandon DurlessOregon Galen PolkWashington
September 26 Jaden OttCalifornia Lato latoUniversity of California Peyton HenryWashington Ben Coleman, California Massey VonaOregon Jaden OttCalifornia
October 3 Dorian Thompson RobinsonUniversity of California Clark Phillips IIIUtah Joshua CartyStanford TJ BassOregon Brandon DurlessOregon Tytero MacmillanArizona
Oct. 10 Dorian Thompson RobinsonUniversity of California Tolly TuipolotoUSC Carter Brownin Arizona TJ BassOregon Tolly TuipolotoUSC Jaylen JenkinsWashington State
Oct. 17 Cameron RisingUtah Jonathan McGillStanford Joshua CartyStanford Brayden DanielsUtah Jeremiah MartinWashington Tytero MacmillanArizona
October 24 Bo NixOregon Alex AustinOregon Joshua CartyStanford Alex ForsythOregon Praline TraceWashington Damian MartinezOregon
Oct. 31 Bo NixOregon Bryson ShawUSC Jordin TysonColorado Malaesala Aumavae-LauluOregon DJ JohnsonOregon Jordin TysonColorado
November 7 Bo NixOregon Christian GonzalezOregon Peyton HenryWashington John Gaines IIUniversity of California Tolly TuipolotoUSC Jaden HicksWashington State
November 14th Michael Bennix Jr., Washington Tolly TuipolotoUSC Peyton HenryWashington Corey LucianoWashington Brennan JacksonWashington State Jacob MannoArizona

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